"Yppenplatz looked like Novosibirsk twenty years ago"
Yppenplatz "was no longer up to date and didn't fit here anymore," says Ulli Sima, Vienna's SPÖ City Councilor for the Environment. She found the redesign successful because the square at Ottakringer Brunnenmarkt had also become greener. When it comes to dog feces, on the other hand, she sees a need to catch up: "You cannot get rid of a bad habit that has been torn down for over thirty years within two years." During a walk through the city with derStandard.at, she explains why she can also find something positive in underground car parks and why there are not yet old glass containers in every house for better waste separation.