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Date & Time:

Friday, October 11, 2013

9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Tom Bradley Tower
200 N Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90012


"Meeting The Urbanization Challenge -

Smart City Solutions From Austria And California"

For the first time, the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, an award-winning program that challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive, will be held in California. Alongside 20 teams from all over the word, four teams from California (Santa Clara University, Southern California Institute of Architecture and California Institute of Technology, Stanford University and the University from Southern California) and Team Austria representing the Technical University of Vienna will participate in this competition.  We would like to take this opportunity and invite you to the conference

“Meeting the Urbanization Challenge - Smart City Solutions from Austria and California”

 Location: City Hall of Los Angeles, Tom Bradley Tower, 200 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Date/Time: October 11, 2013 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm 

to discuss models of smart growth from Europe and the US, and also to explore and look at areas of common interest for collaboration.

This one-day conference will discuss the chances and challenges of urbanization. City planning experts of the City of Los Angeles and the City of Vienna, together with policy makers, architects, building professionals and researchers from academia from Austria and California will share their experiences and ideas on how to create an urban habitat that caters to the diverse needs of its dwellers while being resource-efficient and protective of the environment.

The conference is a hosted by the City of Los Angeles, the City of Vienna, the Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, the Austrian Institute of Technology, the Austrian Energy and Climate Fund, and the Office of Science & Technology Austria - Washington.

Please download the formal agenda to learn more about the day-of program and the speakers.

Participation in the conference is free but registration is required.