Montag, 07. September 2020, 14:00 - 17:00 iCal


Climate Change and Social Housing

Institut für Soziologie
Rooseveltplatz 2, 1090 Wien

Online Event

Weitere Termine

Dienstag, 08. September 2020, 10:00 - 13:00

In the framework of the International Building Exhibition (IBA) on “New Social Housing”, which will take place in Vienna in 2022, the TU Wien and the University of Vienna established a research cluster (“ResearchLab”) to encourage interdisciplinary, critical and comparative research in the field of social housing and urban development. To accomplish this goal, the ResearchLab started in 2018 with a series of annual International Summer Schools on relevant aspects of social housing.


In 2020, the summer school has a thematic focus on climate adaptation and mitigation in social housing. Global warming and climate change bring about dramatic challenges for social housing. The function of housing and housing environments as shelter against heat, rain and storm receives new attention, even in regions that have for long not been prone to adverse weather conditions. Urban design strategies rediscover the values of shadow and water for healthy living conditions.


Due to the COVID-19 protection measures, this years‘ events will be accessible online for registered participants.

To attend please register until the 2nd of September at







Documentary Film



Bottom-Up Strategies to Climate Adaptation and Mitigation – Empowerment, Citizenship and Autonomy (online seminar)


This panel will concentrate on bottom-up planning processes and self-organisation in climate adaptation and mitigation strategies. The way inhabitants are involved, resources are shared and conflicts are resolved.




Blue and Green Infrastructure in Social Housing – Access, Distribution and Impact (online seminar)


This panel will focus on the use of blue (and green) infrastructure to achieve cooling and mitigating effects. A guiding question will concern the role of local communities in access and management of resources and systems.


11:30am - 1pm

Mitigating Design (online seminar)


In this panel, we look at mitigating designs (exterior and interior) in housing and public space. How can sites (buildings and places) be designed in a way that promotes climate-friendly modes of living.



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Lena Coufal
Institut für Soziologie