The city quarter “Seestadt Aspern” in Vienna´s 22nd municipal district for approximately 20.000 inhabitants and offering 25.000 workplaces is emerging at midpoint between the two cities of Bratislava and Vienna on the grounds of the former Aspern Airfield. The town is arranged around a lake with greened banks that are accessed and crisscrossed by pedestrian paths, cycling tracks and roads and high level public traffic infrastructure by subway nr.U2. www.aspern-seestadt.at
The Institute of Soil Science at BOKU in cooperation with the Academia Danubiana organizes this year in 2012 a Sokrates Erasmus Intensive programme for a “Permaculture Design Course” in the Seestadt Aspern in Vienna. In close cooperation with representatives from the City municipality of Vienna and local representatives in the 22nd district in Vienna, students from the Danube region (SK, HR, SI, HU, RS) and Western European countries (IS, PT), will work on multifunctional land-use systems within the Seestadt Aspern.
The Permaculture Design Course is designed nature oriented to help improve a specific aspect of higher education access of education, research and innovation. We will foster a multilateral cooperation system with an appropriate range of relevant representatives of the advisory board of “Aspern Seestadt Citylab”, members of the education system and stakeholders from the district and region, like people from the allotment gardens.
The project aims to introduce comprehensible arguments for a green network in the Seestadt Aspern organised within a summer-school-design course, which will lead to disseminate best practices of permaculture design principles and patterns to the public. This means a multifunctional landuse system of green spaces, fostering community gardens, establishing concepts for solidarity economy by creating an agro-economic mutual relationship between the bioregion Marchfeld and the Seestadt.
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