to Content

Running the City

Plenary / Panel
German and English language

Participation appears to be the order of the day. Is civic participation during the process of urban planning actually a sign of a revitalised understanding of democracy, or is it a symptom of a politics that is afraid to show leadership? What are the opportunities and limitations of the hype around participation?


Director, Az W - Architekturzentrum Wien
Research Fellow, Innovation Systems Department, AIT- Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna
Head of District Administration, the Green Party Währing, Vienna
Independent Facilitator, Quest Associates, Bath Chair

Mag. phil. Angelika FITZ

Director, Az W - Architekturzentrum Wien

since 1998 Curator and Author in the Fields of Architecture, Art and Urbanism. Runs her own office in Vienna. Has realised, inter alia, projects on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development, for European Capital of Culture Linz 2009, Architecture Center Vienna, Kunsthalle Wien, Secession and the European Union-India Economic Cross Cultural Programme.
1998-2005 Several cultural projects in Southeast Asia
2003-2005 Commissioner of the Austrian Contributions to the Architecture Biennale in Sao Paulo
2010 Projects 'Generation City' and 'REALSTADT. Wishes Knocking at Reality's Door'


Research Fellow, Innovation Systems Department, AIT- Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna

since 2007 Employee, APA-Defacto, Media Solutions, Vienna
2015 Master Scholarship, Innovation Systems Knowledge & Talent Development Programme, AIT-Austrian Institute of Technology, Innovation Systems Department, Vienna
since 2016 Research Fellow, AIT-Austrian Institute of Technology, Innovation Systemns Department, Vienna


Independent Facilitator, Quest Associates, Bath

 Peter Woodward is an experienced independent facilitator. He specialises in the design and delivery of effective participative processes through his own business, Quest Associates Ltd. Assignments range from helping small teams to develop a strategy through to major multi-stakeholder international conferences. Peter supports clients from all sectors including local citizen groups, business, through to the European Commission. He is particularly active with clients who are working towards social, environmental and economic sustainability goals. Recent clients include the European Sustainable Development Network, EC EcoAP Green Innovation programme, the UK Charity Bank, The European Business Network and the Church of England. He has established a special reputation for bringing energy, enjoyment and added value into the conference setting.

Built Environment Symposium

show timetable


10:00 - 11:30BookpresentationPlenary
13:00 - 14:00OpeningPlenary
14:00 - 15:00Managing UrbanisationPlenary
15:00 - 15:30Interval TalkPartner
15:30 - 17:00Sharing the CityPlenary
17:00 - 17:30Interval TalkPartner
17:30 - 19:30Science Slam on "Time to Share. Places for Everyone"Social
19:30 - 20:00Interval TalkPartner


08:30 - 09:00Interval TalkPartner
09:00 - 09:45Housing and Social Responsibility: EU Perspectives and the Austrian CasePlenary
09:45 - 11:00Planning the CityPlenary
11:00 - 11:30Interval TalkPartner
11:30 - 13:00Running the CityPlenary
13:00 - 14:30Interval TalkPartner
14:30 - 16:00Opening a City's MindPlenary
16:30 - 17:50Closing RemarksPlenary