Prof. Dr. Rudolf Giffinger

Prof. Dr. Rudolf Giffinger

Chair of the Conference; Vienna University of Technology

Keynote lecture:
Smart City: requirements for sustainable urban development

Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr. Rudolf Giffinger is full Professor of Regional Science; Head of the Centre of Urban and Regional Research in the Department of Spatial Planning at Vienna University of Technology since 2006; president of the Austrian Society of Regional Planning (ÖGR) since 2002; member of the European Network of Housing Research, (ENHR), member of the European Urban Research Association (EURA) and full member of the Academy for Spatial Research and Planning (ARL, Hannover, Germany); appointed speaker of the German speaking group on ‘Theory and Quantitative Methods in Geography’ (1992; co-editor of the German speaking journal ‘FORUM Raumplanung’ and the new series ‘Jahrbuch Raumplanung’. He extensively works in European or Austrian research projects on metropolitan and polycentric development as well as on smart city topics like mobility, quality of living, urban competitiveness and territorial cohesion.