By J. Alexander Killion.

Vienna is the capital and largest city of Austria. Originally a Roman encampment called Vindobona, Vienna remained a small frontier town until the 12th and 13th centuries when it became the seat of the Habsburg Dynasty. Vienna’s location on the Danube River and the temperate oceanic climate contributed to an increasing population, which exploded after industrialization. The population dropped drastically after the First World War, and over a century later is only just beginning to reach the population levels of 1918.

  • Vienna

    Vienna: An Introduction

    Urban spaces have always evolved to accommodate the changing needs and desires of the people that live within them, but no previous transformations had ever been as sudden or dramatic as that of the industrial era.

  • Natural Disaster and Disease Week

    Natural Disaster in Vienna

    For the vast majority of Vienna’s history, the adjacent Danube was little more than a slow-moving marshland that periodically flooded, causing the course of the river to shift and changing land into water and water into land.

  • Waste

    Waste in Vienna

    An urban center consists of more than just the brick and concrete of which it is built. The people who reside within are equally if not more important.

  • Food

    Provisioning Vienna

    Until very recently in world history, farmers have comprised the majority of national populations, and this was no different for Austria-Hungary.

  • War Week

    Vienna and War

    Military conflict has influenced the cityscape of Vienna since the very beginnings of the city.

  • Resources

    Vienna Resources

    Bibliography for the city of Vienna.