Tag:september 2016

Is Vienna Smart?

Define smartIt’s hard to grumble in Vienna. Public transportation runs on time, a woman can safely walk home at night, the cycling paths make se...

SCA33’s Sophie Halder Shares Her Ragù Recipe

Organic community building, one platter at a time“My concept is simply back to basics” says Sophie Halder, chef and manager of the new restaurant ...

Back to The Future

Thoughts from our expert on design, gadgets and joie de vivreWhen I think about the not-so-distant future, sure, I see food printers, hologram i...

Smart Minds Think Alike

How smart is Vienna? Four pioneers of building a smart city share a sense of how far we’ve come, and how far we still have to goGeraldine Fitzpatr...

Once More, with Feeling

With contributions pouring in, Alexander Van der Bellen is out to win the Hofburg – again – and help set the tone for Europe’s future On a brilliantl...

Alexa, Can You Hear Me?

The first home automation hub, Amazon Echo raises lots of questions about how much we want to depend on artificial intelligenceEntering our livi...

Oberdöbling | The Noble Nineteenth’s Bourgeois Ghetto

Vienna’s hilly north side may be cozy but not sleepyThe 19th district, Döbling, is one of Vienna’s “noble” districts:  along with Hietzing (13th...

From our Readers | Jul./Aug. 2016

We’ve been getting great feedback from our readers over social media. Thanks very much for your thoughts, ideas and insights! Check us out on Faceboo...

Tapas a L’Espagnole

When going for Tapas, do as the Spaniards do In Spain, tapas is a way of life. More than just finger food, these small delicacies served with wine or...

A Letter from Renate Brauner

For years Renate Brauner has been a key player in the planning and follow-through on Vienna’s Smart City initiative. She wrote you a letter about how...

Creatives: The Messenger

Jean-Claude Mpassy: The creator of the fashion website “New Kiss on the Blog” hails from Berlin and has chosen Vienna because he sees it as the city o...

Be Smart About Town

A smartphone can be anything from a useful tool to a constant nag. Just don’t gawk at the screen while crossing the Gürtel and it can do much to imp...