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Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2021-05-01 - 2022-10-31

The NTN project addresses the question of how sustainable mobility behaviour - walking, cycling and the use of public transport - can be established as the norm in everyday practice. NTN promotes the understanding of existing mobility practices, explores possible transformation paths from niche to norm and uses these findings in a co-design process with politics, administration, interest groups and citizens. Three Lower Austrian cities - Korneuburg, Stockerau and Fischamend - are the case studies. Both qualitative and quantitative research methods will be conducted to investigate how sustainable mobility behaviour can be initiated and sustained. In accordance with the Lower Austrian Mobility Concept 2030, the aim is to promote sustainable mobility in the cities and to achieve a shift in the modal split from private motorised transport to environmental transport in the medium term.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2020-12-01 - 2021-11-30

In many countries, women's forestry networks have been formed to make institutions more gender equitable and to further develop their structures. The motivations, goals, activities and forms of these networks differ depending on the framework conditions and the specific challenges in the countries. These networks not only support women in the industry (such as forest owners) but are also suitable for promoting the discussion of traditional gender images in the sector and thus supporting an adjustment of the sector to social changes. The study is intended to support the Austrian women's network in its function and identify any necessary political measures. The results are to flow into the program of the planned forest women conference “Forest in women's hands” and become part of the country report of the IUFRO task force “Gender and forestry”.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2021-03-01 - 2022-08-31

The COOLCITY project focuses on strengthening social capital in the urban area of Vienna through social innovations, particularly during extreme heat events. Social capital is defined as a measure of cohesion e.g. in a district. It is composed of the density of networks and associations, the willingness of people to help each other and the degree of mutual trust and cooperation. Social innovations are concrete measures, services or processes, which lead to new or improved capabilities and relationships. The aim of the transdisciplinary research project COOLCITY is to improve community building and social inclusion in Vienna, to establish active citizenship and to strengthen trust for better cooperation between politics, science and the society in Vienna. As such adaptation to extreme heat events can be supported and sustainable development in the city guaranteed.

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