Sunday, 29. March 2015
05. 11. 12. - 13:00
An association that aims to make more public spaces available by buying up land to stop it being developed is gathering pace in Vorarlberg.
Since it was founded several weeks ago the association "Bodenfreiheit" has attracted several hundred members for its project to obtain property and then make it available to the public either as parks, sledging runs or simply as a space to relax in.
As well as buying up property the association also aims to make sure that no building work is carried out on the property they obtain. It also needs to be accessible to the public.
On its web page http://www.bodenfreiheit.at/ausgangslage.html the association says that only a fifth of the surface area of the mountainous western province of Vorarlberg is habitable because of the geography and climate. As a result land is a scarcity and it's becoming more scarce – with around 1500 m² of greenbelt land being turned into building land on a daily basis.
As well as promoting the need to have more freely accessible public space the association also hopes to promote discussion and debate on the subject.
Money is raised from the membership fees paid to join the association which is then used to buy property. It costs around 10 euros a month to be a member.
Semmering Offers 50% Discount To Selected Heroes
The Magic Mountain Semmering will hold two Weeks of Heroes from 1st to 14th March as Panhans Holding Group says thank you to safety and well-being volunteers and professionals.
Skier Survived Almost Two Hours Buried Alive
A skier had a miracle escape after being buried under two metres of snow for nearly two hours during an avalanche in Austria, it was revealed last night.
Puppies Found Stuffed Inside Suitcase In Back Of Van
A litter of puppies destined for a dog farm was rescued after being found stuffed inside suitcases in the back of a van.
Kangaroo That Hopped It Spotted In Garden
Austrian police investigating reports of an escaped kangaroo have been given concrete proof after a local woman managed to photograph the animal in her back garden.
First Images Of Eurovision Stage
These are the first images of the design for the Eurovision Song Contest stage unveiled in the Austrian capital Vienna which is the home of last year's winner Conchita Wurst.
Russian Mafia Boss Nabbed At Vienna Railway Station
A Russian mobster wanted for a string of brutal murders was arrested in the gentile Austrian capital Vienna when commandos swooped as he went to buy a train ticket.
Teen Girls Arrested After Offering Themselves To IS Fighters
Austrian officials who recently cracked down on terrorism by arresting several people believed to be recruiting and fundraising for ISIS have revealed two more teenage girls tried to leave the country to marry terrorist fighters.
Ebola's deadly reach impacts Vienna student
Austria has yet to record its first case of Ebola, but the feared virus has already had a severe impact on the lives of Africans living in Vienna.
Grigorij Sokolov Works His Magic At Vienna Konzerthaus
Whilst the world-famous Wizard of Oz played at the Volksoper, there was another Wizard in the Konzerthaus giving his 16th performance in Vienna!
Penelope Cruz To Play The Ice Cream Killer
The memoirs of the woman dubbed the Ice Cream Killer after she shot dead two ex-lovers before hacking the bodies up with a chainsaw and telling neighbours the noise was a new ice cream machine are due to be turned into a blockbuster with Penelope Cruz playing the lead role.
The most popular stories –
last 7 days
|Conchita Wurst Graces This Years Life Ball Poster|
|Curvy Conwoman With A Lot Of Front Busted By Cops|
|Uncle Hung Boy From Fence As Punishment|
|Handsome Policeman Causes Stampede Of Female Admirers|
|Tree House Takes Root In Italian Town|
Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.
Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.