Regional planning studies at the Vienna University of Technology and doctor of technical sciences in 1977. Scientific work in the field of regional planning at the Vienna University of Technology from 1973 to 1985. Received the degree of civil engineer for urban planning from the Austrian Federal Chamber of Architects and Consulting Engineers in 1979 and opened his own regional planning office with a focus on urban planning, regional development, regional policy and regional economics, community planning, location analysis, project/ program development, monitoring and evaluation.
Kurt Puchinger was heading the Planning Group in the Executive Group for Construction and Technology of the City of Vienna, Austria until 2012 (Director of Planning). Responsible for the overall coordination of urban planning in Vienna, in particular for outlining strategies and coordinating projects in the fields of urban development and cross-border regional planning, urban research, land use, architecture, urban design and surveying.
Kurt Puchinger is the Priority Area Coordinator 10, EU Strategy for the Danube Region. (www.danube-capacitycooperation.eu)