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Ian Banerjee

After growing up in Asia, Africa and Europe, Ian Banerjee he studied architecture and urban planning in Vienna. His Master’s thesis took him to the city of Curitiba, known as the ‘ecological capital’ of Brazil. It became such a life changing experience, that it led him to commit himself to studying stories of urban transformation for the next 15 years. He travelled for five years across the world in search of stories of urban innovation while working communicating to people at all levels of the organisation.
as a journalist and consultant for the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) and German satellite TV (3Sat). He joined the Centre for Sociology (ISRA) at TU Wien as assistant professor in 2008. Besides teaching, he worked here in a consortium to conceptualize the National Spatial Strategy for the Sultanate of Oman. His present research revolves around the inter-linkages between education, new forms of collective learning and urbanism. He is currently working in a team of cross-disciplinary researchers at the TU Wien, studying the impact of autonomous vehicles in the ‘digital city’ of the future for the Daimler Benz Foundation