STP2030, St. Pölten 2030: KlimaNEUTRAL + KlimaFIT

A broadly based, participatory strategy process for the co-creative development of the “Roadmap to Climate Neutrality” St. Pölten by 2030. The roadmap is based on a shared vision, which is differentiated into transformation paths in different fields of action. The result is a “climate of change” in urban society that serves as the basis for participation in tenders, cooperation and implementation on the way to climate neutrality.

Short Description



Starting point / motivation

With the program "100 climate-neutral cities by 2030", the European Commission has launched an ambitious initiative: In less than ten years, 100 cities across Europe are to find their own independent and sustainable path to a climate-neutral future. It is important to set sustainable impulses for urban and economic development as well as for life in the city itself. St. Pölten would also like to face this future task in order to become a pioneer city for a climate-neutral future in Austria with its own "Roadmap to Climate Neutrality" and to take on a role model for many other medium-sized cities in Europe.

Contents and goals

With the project "St. Pölten 2030: KlimaNEUTRAL and KlimaFIT ", the city of St. Pölten wants to take the first step on the way to a climate-neutral future. With this, the city has set itself the goal of developing a strategy for a European climate model city within one year. At the core of the task is a jointly supported vision for a climate-neutral city, which identifies fields of action and names measures, which are then bundled into a "roadmap for climate neutrality".


The work on "St. Pölten2030: KlimaNEUTRAL + KlimaFIT "sees itself as a comprehensively integrated planning and participation process in the sense of a bottom-up strategy, which is seen as a prerequisite for the necessary systematic change in the city. During the processing period, various formats are used at different levels of participation. A broad mix of target group-specific dialogue and participation formats in the offline and online area, flanked by a cross-media communication process, was specifically developed to enable different groups of actors in the city to actively participate in this process.

In previous projects in urban planning and development in St. Pölten, the focus was on the involvement and participation of various actors as well as the civil society. The upcoming bottom-up process towards climate neutrality should build on the already created trust between the different groups of actors and the established relationships. Above all, it is the various actors from civil society, through economy and the city administration, who actively contribute to the content of the vision process and will condense it in order to give it the necessary sustainability.

Expected results

The expected results include the analysis of international pioneer cities and the creation of a "local climate picture" of St. Pölten, which forms the basis for the development of a common vision and the identification of fields of action within a specified dialogue process. In addition, action portfolios for specific fields of action are developed and appropriate resource planning is carried out. The results are bundled into a "roadmap for climate neutrality", presented to the public and disseminated.

Project Partners

Project management

Raumposition OG

Project or cooperation partners

  • 3:0 Landschaftsplanung OG
  • con.sens verkehrsplanung zt gmbh
  • FH St. Pölten
  • TU Wien – future.lab
  • Weatherpark GmbH

Contact Address

Raumposition OG
Lederergasse 18/1
A-1080 Wien
Tel.: +43 (1) 923 30 89