Urban Vertical Green 2.0

Stake­hold­er Work­shop – facade green­ing:

It is get­ting hot­ter in cities world­wide. We are look­ing for ways to reduce the heat­ing of cities. Due to the dense­ly built-up areas of cities and the asso­ci­at­ed high degree of sur­face seal­ing, espe­cial­ly greened build­ings are an effi­cient way of cool­ing the city. Regard­ing an improve­ment of the micro­cli­mate near the ground, espe­cial­ly facade green­ing.

In addi­tion to improv­ing the micro­cli­mate, facade green­ing has many oth­er pos­i­tive effects on the urban envi­ron­ment, such as ther­mal insu­la­tion, noise reduc­tion, wildlife habi­tat, aes­thet­ic aspects, upgrad­ing and pro­tect­ing the build­ing struc­ture or pol­lu­tant fil­ters.

The sub­ject of green­ing facades is noth­ing new — the over­growth of build­ings with ivy was already used in ancient times. There are dif­fer­ent types of facade green­ing today — ground-based and facade-based. But what unites both sys­tems is cur­rent­ly a rel­a­tive­ly rare appli­ca­tion in urban areas com­pared to green roofs.
In the next few years, the build­ing reg­u­la­tions in many large cities will pre­sum­ably change towards the enforce­ment of the green­ing of build­ings.

Espe­cial­ly when it comes to green­ing facades, there are many stake­hold­ers affect­ed, who are includ­ed in the course of an erec­tion. But what unites or sep­a­rates the dif­fer­ent inter­est groups? What are com­mon start­ing points and how can pos­si­ble points of con­flict be defused and resolved?
To answer these and oth­er ques­tions, a work­shop will take place using a trans-dis­ci­pli­nary, co-cre­ation and stake­hold­er-based exchange with­in the UNIC, which brings dif­fer­ent stake­hold­ers togeth­er and pro­motes an exchange, iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of the dif­fer­ent points of view and prob­lem res­o­lu­tion.
In a first round, fun­da­men­tal ques­tions are dealt with, which in a sec­ond round are sup­ple­ment­ed and dealt with in depth by stake­hold­er work­shops that have already been car­ried out in var­i­ous research projects. Through the incor­po­ra­tion of knowl­edge already gained, as well as the results of the pre­vi­ous round of dis­cus­sions, this sec­ond round pro­vides a more detailed view of the demands of dif­fer­ent stake­hold­ers.

The aim of this work­shop is to net­work local and inter­na­tion­al stake­hold­ers for an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary exchange of expe­ri­ences. The results obtained are made avail­able to the par­tic­i­pants in writ­ten reports and can be used for their own projects.





  • Appli­ca­tion peri­od for project ini­tia­tives: 01.12.2019 – 28.02.2020
  • Ear­ly Bird tick­ets: 01.01.2020 – 31.01.2020
  • Ter­mi­na­tion of review pro­ce­dures for project ini­tia­tives: 15.03.2020
  • Reg­u­lar tick­et sale: 01.02.2020 – 31.03.2020
  • Con­gress: 16–17.04.2020
  • Which stake­hold­ers are affect­ed by facade green­ing?

  • What reser­va­tions and con­cerns are there about facade green­ing?

  • What are the main rea­sons for the rel­a­tive­ly rare use of green facades in urban areas?

  • What qual­i­ties must facade green­ing pos­sess in order to expe­ri­ence a high­er degree of accep­tance?

  • Which inten­si­ty of facade green­ing do the dif­fer­ent stake­hold­ers find appro­pri­ate?

  • What can be done to force and imple­ment facade green­ing in urban areas?

  • What influ­ence do dif­fer­ent design qual­i­ties of facade green­ing have on the accep­tance of dif­fer­ent stake­hold­ers?

  • Which pos­si­ble (non-) prof­itable busi­ness mod­els can be devel­oped to facil­i­tate the use of green facades in the city?


We are looking for:

For the project “Urban Ver­ti­cal Green 2.0” we are search­ing for a max­i­mum of 20 participants/stakeholders of all kinds who want to gain knowl­edge and con­tribute to the mat­ter.


    Green4Cities Ltd.
    Phone +43 676 330 28 04
    Plenergasse 1 Top 5, 1180 Vienna
    Austria • Europe