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CEU ENVSCI at Smart City Summit - Vienna UP'22

Monday, May 30, 2022, 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

This event is brought to you by @CEUInnovationsLab (CEU iLab) as part of #ViennaUP, one of the biggest innovation festivals not just in Vienna, but in Europe.* 

Smart City Summit, an event aiming to shape the future of the city, holds a tour at CEU! You will receive an overview of the vision, mission, teaching and research projects of the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy, with emphasis on topics related to sustainable urban development. 

You will have the opportunity to get to know two lighthouse projects: Urban nature-based solutions in H2020-supported project "Naturvation" and PHYSI, a startup incubated in CEU iLab, bringing research project outputs to market.

Register for FREE here:

SmartCity Summit 
Research on Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy

Zoom link for remote participants
(Meeting ID: 947 2816 5649
Passcode: 632651)

June 30, 2022
13:45 – 14:45

13:45 Introduction to CEU’s iLab (Andrea Kozma)

13:50 Overview of CEU’s Environmental Sciences and Policy Department, research on smart and green cities, introduction of contributors (Laszlo Pinter)

13:55 Research on urban nature – Naturvation (Dora Almassy; via Zoom)

14:05 Physi Solutions – a startup in the making (Laszlo Pinter, Lilla Somosfalvi)

14:10 Q&A

Snapshot of graduate student research on urban sustainability

14:20 Are Superblocks the super solution to social problems? Assessing social sustainability contributions of the Superblock pilot project in Vienna (Bianca Filasto-Buzzolan, MESP program)

14:23 Strengthening the community through stream ecosystem restoration in Bogota, Colombia (Michela Bondandini, MESPOM program)

14:26 How could community flood resilience be enhanced in Lusaka’s unplanned settlements? (Lena Grobusch (MESPOM program)

14:29 Examining the effects of climate change on mental health: the role of urban nature-based solutions (Sara Maia Obradovic, PhD program)

14:32 The design of nature-based solutions: Learning from the practice of regenerative transformation (Judit Boros, PhD program; via Zoom)

14:35 Q&A

14:45 Close of session


Initiated by the Vienna Business Agency, ViennaUP’22 is a decentralized community-driven festival in the heart of Europe, shining a light on what the future holds. 

ViennaUP’22 is about creating meaningful connections and starting first conversations with smart minds. Participants (students, startups, culture and tech enthusiasts, creatives, and visionaries) have the opportunity to dive into hotly discussed topics across different industries, expand their international network, and get inspired by the Viennese startup scene - one of the most diverse and fastest-growing startup communities in Central Europe.

The ViennaUP’22 program can be found here.