NEWTON: City of Tomorrow 4.0 - movie series

In the future, more people than ever will live in cities. But how can we make better use of energy and other resources? In this science documentary, we present innovative technologies and concepts in the field of sustainable building, and meet Austrian experts working at home and abroad. Intelligent planning, innovative building technologies and urban greening are the keys to making our cities more livable for tomorrow.

City of Tomorrow - Smart Building Technology

Part 1 of the documentary shows how digitalization and hightech electronics are revolutionizing the field of construction research - e.g., how new energy technologies are being tested on the Science Tower in Graz, how vegetation can be used for greening high-rise buildings and how buildings in Singapore are being cooled and lighted using energy-efficient systems that were developed and tested in Austria.

  • A film by: Claudia and Peter Giczy
  • Length: 25 minutes
  • Supported by: BMVIT, Climate and Energy Fund, City of Vienna

City of Tomorrow - Urban Planning

Part 2 of the documentary presents innovative Austrian pilot projects – such as the planning of a new urban district in Graz, where citizens are participating in the transformation process from the start, and a research project in Vienna's Seestadt Aspern, where researchers have turned the district into an urban lab to investigate how buildings can produce, store and bundle energy – that are leading the way toward the Cities of Tomorrow.

In addition, this film shows how new planning and simulation technologies are revolutionizing urban planning, how new mobility concepts are being tested in Singapore and Amsterdam, and how a temporary refugee camp in Jordan that is turned into a city within only a few short years provides valuable lessons for urban planners.

  • A film by: Claudia and Peter Giczy
  • Length: 25 minutes
  • Supported by: BMVIT, Climate and Energy Fund, City of Vienna

City of tomorrow - Green Cities

Part 3 of the documentary shows how vital plants are for improving urban areas, how scientists have turned a school building in downtown Vienna into a green oasis, and how a community gardening project is thriving on the land where a factory once stood. Viewers also see how residents of high-rise buildings in Singapore are benefiting from sky parks, how urban farmers in Los Angeles are cultivating vegetables in the city, and how architects are planning the green Cities of Tomorrow.

  • A film by: Claudia and Peter Giczy
  • Length: 25 minutes
  • Supported by: BMVIT, Climate and Energy Fund, City of Vienna