Vienna remained at the top of the Quality of Living Rankings in 2015 according to the Mercer Studies.
“Vienna has the world’s best quality of living, according to the Mercer 2015 Quality of Living rankings. Overall, European cities dominate the top of the ranking along with major cities in Australia and New Zealand. Zurich, Auckland, and Munich are in second, third, and fourth places respectively. In fifth place, Vancouver is the highest-ranking city in North America and the region’s only city in the top 10. Singapore (26) is the highest-ranking Asian city, whereas Dubai (74) ranks first across the Middle East and Africa. Montevideo in Uruguay (78) takes the top spot for South America.” (Source Mercer 2015 Studies)
20–21 November 2014
GRAND HOTEL WIEN Conference Hall
Vienna – Austria
Integrative Sustainable City Solutions
Within two days of our Forum, Conference & B2B Meetings international experts discussed Integrative Sustainable City Solutions in Smartcity Vienna.
We were honored to welcome Ambassador Emine Birnur Fertekligil, Permanent Mission of Turkey for United Nations Office in Vienna, who opened our Conference. The 4th WSEF welcomed as well Mr. Kursad Tuzmen, former Minister of Foreign Trade and Customs of Turkey, who referred to Sustainable Trade Development.
We were pleased to introduce Mr. Illac Diaz, the founder of A Liter of Light – MyShelter Foundation as TED Speaker at our Conference, who is taking sustainable building solutions to low-cost infrastructures. We welcomed as well several representatives of universities, authorities and companies from the international energy and environmental sectors.
Special thanks to the following experts and members of WSEIN Advisory Board
Em. O. Univ. Prof. DI Dr. techn. Hermann Knoflacher o. Univ. Prof. DDI Wolfgang Winter Mag. Elisabeth Moser-Marzi
A new report from the United Nations Human Settlements Program (U.N.-Habitat) ranks Vienna – Austria’s capital – as first in productivity, quality of life, infrastructure development, equity and social inclusion, and environmental sustainability / City Prosperity Index (CPI) 2012/2013.