City of Graz
Graz is the second biggest city in Austria located in the south-east of the country. It counts about 300,000 inhabitans with a big share of students among them (40,000). In response to its growing population and attached challenges, Graz follows a Smart City Strategy looking ahead until 2050 in order to ensure a high living quality and at the same time reduce emissions, safe energy and resources.
The City of Graz will provide the setting for the Living Lab experiment at Griesplatz, a square in the centre of the city which is going to be redesigned. Therefore the responsible actors apply the city internal guidelines for citizen involvement in an elaborated participation process.
Executive Directorate for Urban Planning, Development and Construction
Tel.: +43 316 872-3580