Values of the ecological infrastructure in Swiss parks Commissioned by the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN), the interdisciplinary research team in charge of the research project ValPar.CH examines the benefits and added values of the ecological infrastructure (EI) in parks of national importance. This network of More


Enabling transformation: Linking design and land system science to foster place-making in peri-urban landscapes under increasing globalization. Unprecedented urbanization is threatening landscape diversity, bringing along new social and environmental problems. Standardized business centers, single family residential areas and shopping malls displace highly productive agricultural land, while the culture More


Nature and biodiversity are not only essential for the existence of human societies, but are also threatened by the expansion of cities and transport infrastructure. As much as human societies depend on networks of settlements that are well connected by roads and rail (i.e. settlement networks), animal species More

MAS, DAS und CAS ETH in Raumplanung 2019/21

Bewerbungsfenster: 1. Januar bis 30. April 2019. Die Raumplanung in der Schweiz steht vor grossen Herausforderungen. Revision und Umsetzung des Raumplanungsgesetzes samt Integration der Infrastrukturen sind wichtige Themen der aktuellen politischen Diskussion. Zentrales Anliegen ist eine nachhaltige Gestaltung und Nutzung unseres Lebensraumes.

New Perspectives in Spatial Development

21/22 February | ETH Zurich, Hönggerberg. 21 February | HIT E 51 08:00–08:45 Dr. Emanuele Strano, MindEarth, Switzerland: «Complex networks and spatial planning across time and scales» 09:15–10:00 Dr. Franziska Sielker, University of Cambridge, Department of Land Economy, Great Britain and Northern Ireland: «Thinking and Acting in Areas of More