Robert Temel is researcher and writer with focus on architecture, urbanism and culture.
Numerous research projects and studies, publications, journalistic work and education projects, design and organisation of numerous architecture- and urbanism-related events like congresses, lecture series, panel discussions. Author for many specialized and general media. Speaker of Plattform Baukultur (Platform building culture) and member of the Advisory Board for Building Culture of the Austrian Federal Chancellery since 2013. Co-founder and member of the board of Initiative für gemeinschaftliches Bauen und Wohnen (initiative for community building and housing) since 2009. Before that, chairman of Österreichische Gesellschaft für Architektur (Austrian Architectural Society) 2003 to 2009, member of the board 1998 to 2010.
Fact-based housing policy: Article in Wiener Zeitung on 1 December 2017 about housing policy.
The article is based on interviews with me among others and deals with political proposals of the “Verband der Institutionellen Immobilieninvestoren” (VII, Organization of institutional real estate investors) and their consequences.
Publication of the contributions to the conference of the Urban Planning Institute of University of Stuttgart on 10 March 2017 “Wie wohnen? Symposium zu Grundlagen und Strategien im Umgang mit der Wohnungsfrage in der Region Stuttgart”:
My article describes the situation and perspectives of the Vienna housing system. The publication can be ordered or downloaded at the University of Stuttgart website.
The German BBSR (Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development) commissioned me with a research project on concept sale. “Baukultur für das Quartier. Prozesskultur durch Konzeptvergabe” (Baukultur for the city quarter. Process culture achieved by concept sale):
How are building lots in urban development areas sold in a way so that they can contribute as much as possible to the city quarter? Information (in German) on the project at the BBSR website.
At the annual conference of SRL: Developing the city socially, using land socially (Vereinigung für Stadt-, Regional- und Landesplanung e.V., Berlin; Association of urban, regional and national planning, Berlin) from 19 to 21 October 2017 in Munich, I gave a lecture:
My topic was: Land fund and municipal housing in Vienna. Further information can be found at the SRL website.
The city of Hamburg offered 2017 a prize, the Prize for building cooperatives, for the second time. I was chiarman of the judging panel.
Information on the winning projects can be found here (in German).
As a speaker of Plattform Baukulturpolitik (Platform architectural policy) I was interviewed on the occasion of the resolution of the board of ministers of Baukulturelle Leitlinien des Bundes (guidelines on building culture of the Austrian federal republic):
The radio station Ö1 reported on these guidelines which were decided upon by the government after a long period of work done in the framework of Beirat für Baukultur (advisory board on building culture).
“Mixed use: Is that possible?”: article in Stadtbauwelt 211, 35/2016
about management of ground floor use and about mixed use in general, described with the examples of Seestadt Aspern and Hauptbahnhof in Vienna: online, German, behind a paywall.
Project tempo..rar: The old post office distribution center near Westbahnhof (Western train station) in Vienna, one of the venues of the tempo..rar conference in 2003.