october, 2022

thu13oct14:00thu15:15Citizen Engagement Webinar | Sitting in public space – how is your city doing?14:00 - 15:15

Event Details

Want to learn more about how to enhance the liveability of our cities by improving the quality of public seating, specifically through engaging with citizens on their needs and preferences? 

EIT Urban Mobility City Club invites you to join the webinar “Sitting in public space how is your city doing? Engaging with citizens on the design and placement of public seating” on 13 October, from 14h00 to 15h15 CET, organised in collaboration with our partner EPFL.


14h00 – 14h05: Welcome and introduction – EIT Urban Mobility City Club

14h05 – 15h05: Panel of experts:

#1 Citizen Bench and SEATING projects by Mrs. Renate Albrecher, urban sociologist at EPFL, Lausanne (Switzerland), and lead of the Citizen Bench (2021) and SEATING (2022) projects co-funded by EIT Urban Mobility

#2 Web-app Hogga.me by Dr. Robert Braun, Associated professor, Senior Researcher on Science, Technology and Social Transformation at the Institute of advanced studies, Vienna (Austria)

#3 Munich’s Summer Streets by Mr. Heinz Grünberger, Architect, Urban Planner and Head of the Department of Public Space Design, Art on the Building Site, Munich (Germany)

#4 Grätzloase project by Mrs. Eva Braxenthaler, Project Leader Grätzloase, Verein Lokale Agenda 21, Vienna (Austria)

15h05 – 15h15: Q&A and Conclusions

The session will take place on Microsoft Teams. For more information about the webinar, please contact Iria López at iria.lopez@eiturbanmobility.eu

Would you like to contribute to the SEATING project, co-funded by the EIT Urban Mobility this year, and the preparation of this webinar? Please fill in the following survey and provide your insights about the role of public benches in your city!


(Thursday) 14:00 - 15:15