TU Wien, Institute of Spatial Planning, Research Unit Sociology
The Research Unit Sociology is the social science centre of the Faculty of Architecture and Spatial Planning at Technische Universität Wien (TUW). The Research Unit engages in research, consultancy and teaching on three main areas: a) social and technological change and innovation, b) social inequalities, migration, poverty and discrimination, and c) participation, planning and democracy. Action research is a leading principle for the projects at the Research Unit Sociology as the role of sciences cannot be restricted to analysis only. On the basis of profound analysis the Research Unit Sociology is impacting urban developing processes, actively including other scientific disciplines (multidisciplinary), practitioners and other relevant stakeholders (transdisciplinary) in its research and consultancy activities.
In these activities the Research Unit Sociology has a broad expertise in all kinds of communication, activation and participation processes with citizens as well as with public administration, politicians and investors and other stakeholders, amongst others in the field of sustainable mobility and energy planning, and resource- and energy- efficient city and neighbourhood development.
The Research Unit Sociology has long experience in leading and contributing to international, nation and local research projects. The Research Unit brings into this consortium know-how on behavioural analysis of mobility demands of different social groups (e.g. socio-demographic, socio-economic, gender, socio-cultural differences and social inequalities in mobility and energy systems), designing and implementing local interventions and participation/co-creation processes in neighbourhoods, process evaluation and project management.
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