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Smart City Project in Vienna Suburb Begins New Phase

Slated to be completed in 2028, the planners behind an ambitious smart city project in suburban Vienna are making steady progress in erecting a sustainable community.

A roughly 30-minute subway ride away from Vienna’s inner core is Aspern, an emerging neighborhood that is home to one of Europe’s most-ambitious smart city projects. Launched in 2009, the project is intended to be a test lab for urban energy use, as well as to showcase a smart city initiative that points the way forward for other similarly-minded, technology-oriented urban planners.

“We are working on solutions for a really renewable energy future,” said Georg Pammer, manager of Aspern Smart City Research. “The aim is to develop solutions for a renewable energy world in the urban area.”

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