The group of 50 international students constructed urban design-oriented scenarios for the future of a transformation zone along a rail corridor in transnational context between Vienna and Bratislava. On basis of the methodology of scenario planning, students have been encouraged to think beyond the current state of urban development in order to develop alternative and sustainable images for the territory’s future.
The excellent results of the one-week intensive workshop, twenty selected scenarios, present a fresh and unconventional thought on how to cope with unsustainable spatial phenomena on various scales in peri-urban condition. The scenarios explore what would need to change in space, governance and economy to guide the shift towards a sustainable living environment in dispersed territorial context. The aim was to think beyond borders, overcome a steady state situation and stimulate thoughts on new pathways for the region. During the field trips the students interacted with the stakeholders in the territory, explored urban challenges and interviewed stakeholders and local citizens to integrate their valuable knowledge into the constructed scenarios. In order to provide the final results to the stakeholders in the project areas, and contribute to the on-going debate the following website has been established.
You can find the results here>>
Course coordinator AMS Institute: Andrea Überbacher
Principal Investigator AMS Institute: Arjan van Timmeren
Program Developer MSC Made: Nina Bohm
This joint university course has been developed in the framework of the on-going academic cooperation between AMS Institute as well as TU Delft in the Netherlands and TU Wien in Austria. The cooperation has been established in the last one and a half years.
Background MSc MADE International Study Strips
During the International Study Visit MSc MADE students traveled to a metropolitan area in the world that is relevant for AMS institute. In the development of research and solutions for metropolitan challenges, AMS Institute is engaged in a network of international partners all over the world. These collaborations offer an opportunity for MSc MADE to take part in co-learning and co-creation in different locations and collaborations. The study visit usually is linked to a seminar or workshop and includes a case dependent assignment for the assessment of the visit. This year the MSc MADE students traveled to the Metropolitan area of Vienna.