Graz's Vision

Graz is a rapidly expanding city with a population that is expected to double by 2050. Located in a geographical basin, the city has difficulties with local air quality and is looking to invest in cleaner energy and transport which will help it to grow sustainably while maintaining a high quality of life.

Needs Assessment

Graz has identified two areas for redevelopment: SC Waagner Biro and Graz Reinighaus. These are busy districts in the centre of the city with active, engaged populations.

Particular difficulties identified in these districts include:

  • High energy usage
  • Air pollution
  • Reliance on traditional fossil fuels
  • Heavy reliance on motor-driven private transport

Replication Plan

As a follower city within GrowSmarter, Graz aims to work with Stockholm, Cologne and Barcelona to:

  • Maximise resource efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Reduce land consumption for buildings and infrastructure
  • Construct compact, energy-optimised building structures
  • Optimise development of public transport infrastructure

Christian Nussmüller is leading the replication process for Graz.

Email: Christian.Nussmueller@stadt.graz.at

12 Smart Solutions

Click on the headings below to find out which of the 12 Smart Solutions Graz is planning to replicate: