A City on Its Way towards Climate Neutrality – with the Help of the St. Pölten UAS
The city of St. Pölten has developed a climate framework strategy with advice from experts such as mobility researcher Alexandra Anderluh of the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences.
The Road to Climate Neutrality
In 2020, St. Pölten launched an initiative to set the city on its path to climate neutrality. On this basis, a first roadmap with 100 proposals for action in various areas has now been presented – from mobility to raising awareness.
The document describes measures and first steps for five sectors, suggests a schedule for their implementation, and points out best practice examples from other cities.
Consultations on Mobility
In her contribution, Alexandra Anderluh from the Carl Ritter von Ghega Institute for Integrated Mobility Research at the St. Pölten UAS gave an overview of mobility in St. Pölten in terms of the city’s path towards becoming climate-friendly.
To this end, the St. Pölten UAS studied data and carried out interviews together with its project partner “con.sens verkehrsplanung zt gesellschaft m.b.h.“ in order to come up with recommended measures for the mobility of persons and goods. The work of the St. Pölten UAS focused on the mobility of goods.
Apart from the St. Pölten UAS, the organisations Weatherpark, Raumposition (project lead), 3:0 Landschaftsarchitektur, con.sens Verkehrsplanung, and TU Wien were also involved in the development of the climate framework strategy.
The Project “St. Pölten 2030 – klimaneutral & klimafit“ (St. Pölten 2030 – Climate-Neutral & Climate-Fit) was carried out under the call “Fit4UrbanMission“ of the Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK). A total of nine Austrian pilot cities participated in this process. The St. Pölten climate framework strategy is to be passed by the municipal council soon.