To help understand how green spaces are perceived within the city of Vienna, the LandSense team has developed the FREI.RAUM.NETZ app in cooperation with key stakeholders such as the Technical University of Vienna, and the local city planning administration. The app promotes citizens to share their experiences of green and open spaces, which in turn can contribute to Vienna’s STEP 2025 urban development plans.
Recently, the testing of the Frei.Raum.Netz app was successfully conducted involving around students from the Department of Landscape Architecture (TU Vienna). As part of the course unit “Introduction to Landscape Architecture”, students used the FREI.RAUM.NETZ app to explore the green/open space networks of the city, as well as areas which are undergoing major planning and/or reconstruction work.
In total 173 students submitted 378 observations, which have been translated into an emotion-map, illustrating an overview of the subjective perception of comfort, safety and noise as well as some site-specific information and pictures of the location.
Preliminary results of this emotion-map will soon be accessible on the LandSense Engagement Platform. The testing phase of the Frei.Raum.Netz app will continue this summer with a large public rollout planned for Summer 2019.