Location: Wien 

Country: Austria 

Contact Information: Stadtteilmanagement Atzgersdorf / In der Wiesen; [email protected]   

Website Address:   

  • Project Details:  

A former campsite in South Vienna, approx. 27.000 m2, was transformed into a city park with a wide range of games and sports for all ages, a water playground and 26 tree plantations with special attention to biodiversity. From August to October 2020, residents of Liesingen could help shape the planning, and eventually, around 750 ideas and requests were collected. Sharing ideas was possible in many forms: at information stands, during walks or at other organised events, completed questionnaires put in the idea mailbox, during virtual roundtable sessions, and ideas sent to online mailbox. 

Thematic Area: Healthy public space 

Thematic Sub-category: Buildings & environment, Green Urbanism related to improving social relations. 

Type of Actor/Agent: Local Council 

Typology of Green Urban Site: Public Park. 

  • Zaļās pilsētas elementi used – Green areas and Heat Island Effect. 
  • Engagement and Consultation 

Target Group – Citizens. 

Public Engagement – YES. 

Consultation Tools Used – Survey or feedback forms at public meetings, Workshop with small discussion, Proper public engagement. 

E-tools: – Used their own website for collecting ideas:  

  • Innovation and Impact 

Level of Scale of Innovation: 3 

Abstract of Elements of Innovation – N/A 

Expected Impact High. 

  • Analysis: – N/A. 
  • Benefits (B) and Challenges (C) 

(B) Temperature & Climate control, Improved Air Quality, More wildlife & better habitats, Increased biodiversity, Limiting impact of heatwaves by reducing urban temperatures, Improving physical fitness and reducing depression, Well-being benefits (such as people’s perception of increased biodiversity and improved visual quality of the environment), Social cost savings (such as the impact of reduced air pollution), Improved visual quality of the environment, Recreational opportunities, Aesthetic enjoyment, Adjusting psychological well-being and physical health, Enhancing social ties, Improving physical fitness and reducing depression.  

(C) N/A. 

  • Resources and Transferability 

Teaching Materials/Resources: N/A 

Personal Skills Required: Medium 

Non-discriminatory Principles N/A 

Transferability Potential Medium