Dr. Anna-Vera Deinhammer is a trained architect and holds a PhD in civil engineering – her research as well as practical activities have always dealt with providing a healthy, liveable built environment. She highly intends to combine the best out of two worlds: the academic world and the construction industry, fostering an integral approach. Due to her broad experience in the construction industry she brings a ‘think-outside-the-box’ mentality to her job at the City of Vienna, where she is responsible for coordinating the municipal Circular Economy activities as well as establishing and leading the DoTank Circular City Wien 2020-2030. 

Her work at the City of Vienna centres around the topics of Circular City, Integral Building Research and Engineering Science. Vienna being at the forefront towards a Circular City, motivates Dr. Deinhammer to push knowledge exchange on a national and international level. She represents the City of Vienna in many working groups, such as chairing the Working Group Circular Construction – roads, infrastructure, public space of ICLEI´s Big Buyers Initiative together with the City of Haarlem; EUROCITIES Economic Forum; Circular Economy Club.