Graz's Vision

Graz is a rapidly expanding city with a population that is expected to double by 2050. Located in a geographical basin, the city has difficulties with local air quality and is looking to invest in cleaner energy and transport which will help it to grow sustainably while maintaining a high quality of life.

Read Graz's Replication Plan to learn more about how the city works to achieve its goals.

Needs Assessment

Graz identified two areas for redevelopment: Smart City Graz (Waagner Biro) and Graz Reinighaus. These are busy districts in the centre of the city with active, engaged populations.

Particular difficulties identified in these districts include:

  • High energy usage
  • Air pollution
  • Reliance on traditional fossil fuels
  • Heavy reliance on motor-driven private transport

12 Smart Solutions

Click on the headings below to find out which of the 12 Smart Solutions Graz works to replicate.

More information

As a follower city within GrowSmarter, Graz works with Stockholm, Cologne and Barcelona to:

  • Maximise resource efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Reduce land consumption for buildings and infrastructure
  • Construct compact, energy-optimised building structures
  • Optimise development of public transport infrastructure

Christian Nussmüller is leading the replication process for Graz.