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disP 58/2, June 2022

disP – The Planning Review, Volume 58, Issue 2, June 2022 is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online.

NSL Kolloquium der Professur von Milica Topalovic

Frühjahrssemester 2023. Informationen folgen sobald bekannt.

In Zurich, the acceptance of residential densification projects depends on perceptions of how they will impact housing costs and rent. Pictured here: a neighbourhood in north Zurich. (Photograph: KEYSTONE / Christian Beutler)

“Yes, but not like this!” – Why densification often lacks public acceptance

Densification is a fundamental principle of urban planning and development today. Nevertheless, it often encounters local resistance. A group of ETH researchers has now systematically investigated factors influencing public acceptance of densification, focusing on the canton of Zurich and six cities of global importance. One key factor: affordable More

Point cloud model of the Paul Scherrer Institute © Benedikt Kowalewski, ETH Zürich

Field Reconnaissance

As part of the design studio «Atomic Heart River», students in collaboration with the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) were asked to develop visionary concepts for the science campus of the future. In addition to point clouds, other design tools such as a GNSS drawing device and virtual reality applications More

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Will e-​bikes bring Amsterdam and Copenhagen to Switzerland?  

Kick-off event | 23 November 2022, 13:30, aperitif around 18:00 | HG F 30 (Audi Max), ETH Zürich, Zentrum. Registration deadline 9 November.

Figure 1 - Tools and methods used for understanding place and place-making. Clockwise from top-left: online surveys, field experiments measuring emotional reactions using electrodermal activity, serious gaming for multi-stakeholder engagement, hybrid point-cloud environments. © PLUS, ETH Zürich

Globescape: Understanding Place, Fostering Place-making

Unprecedented urbanisation is transforming productive agricultural land into standardised settlements in which people are losing their sense of place and the motivation to initiate change. How people feel about, interact with, or want different places to be shaped, has been systematically researched through the lenses of place and More

Portrait Sibylle Wälty

If you work in Zurich, you should be able to live there – but where exactly?

Much controversy surrounds the SBB Neugasse project in the city Zurich. It will be put to the vote for Zurich citizens on 25 September. On a 30-​hectare site in a well-​connected location, only 375 flats are envisaged. This means that there is not sufficient densification, not as much housing More


Landmanagement – Weiterentwicklung eines Instrumentariums

18. Januar 2023, 9:00 – 17:00 | ETH Zürich (Zentrum), Auditorium Maximum HG F 30.

Inaugural Lecture Prof. Teresa Galí-Izard

1 December, 17:15 | ETH Zürich, Zentrum, HG F 30. Prof. Galí-Izard defines landscape architects as translators of the potential of places defined primary by its geological and climatic conditions.

Point Cloud Video Still 2021 © chair Christophe Girot, ETH Zürich

Von Bewegung, Video und Wolken

28. November – 3. Dezember 2022 | Ausstellung und Round Table Talks | ETH Zürich, Hönggerberg, HXE C1.

Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture 2022

November | Shenzhen, China. The UABB is the only exhibition in the world to explore issues of urbanization.

Nature and Engineering: The Park of the Buttes-Chaumont

21 November, 16:00 – 18:00 | via Zoom. Lecturer: Antoine Picon – Professor of the History of Architecture and Technology, Harvard Graduate School of Design.

«Incontri con il paesaggio»

17 November, 17:00 – 19:00 | Politecnico di Torino, Castello del Valentino, Torino.

Lucius und Annemarie Burckhardt, 1993. Quelle: https://www.lucius-burckhardt.org/Deutsch/Biografie/Lucius_Burckhardt.html

Bibliothekseröffnung Lucius und Annemarie Burckhardt

25. November 2022, 18:00 Uhr | Anmeldung bis 11. November | Case Studio VOGT, Stampfenbachstrasse 59, Zürich.

(RE)Acting/(EN)Acting: New Approaches in Landscape Architecture

18 October, 17:00 | Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO).

Architecture of Territory: MY ENERGY

Thursday 13.10./20.10./24.11./1.12., 10:00 – 12:00 | ETH Zürich, Oerlikon, Neunbrunnenstr. 50, ONA E 7 + online. This lecture series sets up an agenda for widening the disciplinary field of architecture and urbanism to territorial scales, corresponding to the increasing scales of contemporary urbanisation.

Echo Park Lake, Los Angeles, August 7, 2022. Photo by anonymous activist.

Between Activism and Academia: Research Justice in Unequal Cities

11 October, 17:30 | ETH Zürich, Zentrum, HG E 7. Lecturers: Ananya Roy, University of California, Los Angeles. Comments by Christian Schmid, ETH Zürich, Joanna Kusiak, University of Cambridge, and Hanna Hilbrandt, University of Zürich.

Wohnen: Zwölf Schlüsselthemen sozialräumlicher Wohnforschung

Buchvernissage 7. Oktober, 19:00 | Never Stop Reading, Spiegelgasse 18 / Untere Zäune, Zürich.

The [Seasonal] Arrival City: Designing for migrants’ ‘transient right to the city’

Buchvernissage 6. Oktober, 18:00 | ETH Zürich, Hönggerberg, HIT, Wolfgang-Pauli-Str. 27.

Bodies of Water – A Swiss Landscape Trilogy

Exhibition 4 – 14 October / Vernissage & Book Launch: 4 October, 18:00 | ETH Zürich, Zentrum, HG Main Hall.

Profile der Landschaft. Talschaft: Gletsch, Rhônegletscher, Belvédère, Furkapass um 1925 / Quelle: Mittelholzer Walter; ETH-Bibliothek Zürich; Bildarchiv/Stiftung Luftbild Schweiz

Profile der Alpen: Landschaft, Landscape, Paysage – Talschaft

11. Oktober und 8. November (tbc) | 18:00 ETH Zürich, Hönggerberg, HIL G 64.

E-Bike City © Lukas Ballo, ETH Zürich

The E-Bike City: Bringing Amsterdam and Copenhagen to Switzerland?

Transport challenges in cities have never been more urgent. Mobility must be rapidly decarbonized and negative externalities of traffic are gaining more attention. On the other side, growing urban populations and economic growth generate ever more traffic.

Henri Lefebvre and the Theory of the Production of Space

Starting 23 September on Fridays, 12:00 – 14:00 | ETH Zürich, Hönggerberg, HCP E 47.2 | Elective Course / Urban Theory Seminar.

Pamphlet 26: Probing Zurich

Booklaunch 27 September, 18:00 | ETH Zürich, Zentrum, Haupthalle.

Gotthard Landschaft – eine digitale Reise durch das alpine Massiv

20. – 30. September | ETH Zürich, Zentrum, Hauptgebäude (HG) Innenhof. Im Rahmen der Schweizer Digitaltage bespielt die Ausstellung «Gotthard Landschaft» der Professur Christophe Girot mit einem Punktwolken-Modell dieser bedeutsamen Bergregion den Innenhof des ETH Hauptgebäudes.

River Campus 2030

Exhibition PSI Open House: 23 October, 10:00 – 17:00 | PSI Auditorium WHGA, Forschungsstr. 111, 5232 Villigen. Students of the chair of Prof. Christophe Girot present their vision for the campus of the Paul Scherrer Institute in 2030.

Interkantonal koordiniertes Monitoring Bauen ausserhalb Bauzonen

Am 3. Schweizer Landschaftskongress in Rapperswil hat die ETH Zürich in Kooperation mit dem Kanton Waadt das Projekt für ein interkantonal koordiniertes Monitoring zum Bauen ausserhalb der Bauzonen vorgestellt. Das Ziel des Projekts ist die partizipative Entwicklung von Indikatoren basierend auf bestehenden Datengrundlagen. Wer den Posterbeitrag verpasst hat, More

Start of soil sampling, photo by Lisa Emma Naudin, © Chair of Being Alive, ETH Zurich

Understanding a Place by Looking at its Soil

Doing fieldwork – such as the study of soil, vegetation, or other living systems – is an essential task in the discipline of landscape architecture. It helps to understand and translate the existing conditions of a place to uncover its potential for future transformations. The Chair of Being More

Verdichtung in Altstetten, Zürich, 2022. Foto: ETH Wohnforum / Jennifer Duyne Barenstein, ETH Zürich

NSL Kolloquium: Städtische Verdichtung und Verdrängung

9. Februar 2023, 17:00–18:45 Uhr | Zentrum Architektur Zürich (ZAZ), Höschgasse 3, Zürich. Expert:innen, Politiker:innen und Aktivist:innen diskutieren über die sozialen Auswirkungen der anhaltend raschen Verdichtung der Stadt Zürich. Diese erfolgt oft durch den Ersatz von preiswertem Wohnraum durch neue Wohnungen, die für einkommensschwächere Menschen nicht mehr erschwinglich sind. Am 26. Januar 2023 eröffnet im More

Sprungbrett Wohnungsbau

15. September, 17:30–20:15 | PROGR, Bern.

False Clouds

9 September – 20 October | National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Urban Design Studio Sarajevo, BiH.

Symbolbild Der Traum vom Ferienhaus Chur: Ein Holzhaus wird per Traktor auf der Strasse transportiert

Der Traum vom Ferienhaus

11. September 2022, 10:30 | Kantonsbibliothek Graubünden, Karlihofplatz. Welche Spuren haben «Der Traum vom Ferienhaus» in audiovisuellen Dokumenten hinterlassen?

Professor of Sociology and Urban Studies

The Department of Architecture (www.arch.ethz.ch) at ETH Zurich invites applications for the above-​mentioned position. The professorship is located at the Institute of Landscape and Urban Studies (LUS) (www.lus.arch.ethz.ch), which is part of the Network City and Landscape (NSL) (www.nsl.ethz.ch).

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Der möblierte Berg: Rigi Kaltbad-First gestern, heute und morgen 

24. September 2022, 14 bis 17 Uhr | Bergkirche Rigi Kaltbad.


Writing Landscapes, Writing the Urban

Methodology Seminar | Starting 22 September on Thursdays, 14:00 – 16:00 | ETH Zürich, Hönggerberg, Rote Hölle, HIL E67.

Methoden der Stadtforschung: Ein Rückblick. 21 Years of Urban Sociology at D-ARCH

22. September bis 8. Dezember 2022, jeweils Donnerstag, 13:45 – 15:30 | ETH Zürich, Hönggerberg, HIL E1. Diese Vorlesungsreihe vermittelt einen Rückblick auf die Arbeit der Dozentur Soziologie am D-ARCH und einen aktuellen Überblick über sozialwissenschaftliche Stadtforschung.

Jennifer Duyne Barenstein

Jennifer Duyne Barenstein wird Leiterin des ETH Wohnforum – ETH CASE

Dr. Jennifer Duyne Barenstein übernimmt die Leitung des interdisziplinären Forschungszentrums ETH Wohnforum – ETH CASE. Sie tritt die Nachfolge von Dr. Marie Glaser an und bringt langjährige internationale Leitungserfahrung mit. Die Sozialwissenschaftlerin ist seit sechs Jahren am ETH Wohnforum tätig und spezialisiert auf sozioökonomische und kulturelle Aspekte des More

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Sprungbrett – Impulse im Wohnungsbau

15. September, 17:30–20:15 | PROGR, Bern. Neudenken des Schweizer Wohnungsbaus: Clusterwohnen auf dem Dorf und mehr.


Master of Science ETH in Landschaftsarchitektur

Anmeldefrist 30. April 2023 für Beginn im Herbstsemester 2023.

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Fieldwork Week in Cima Città. Join us!

15. – 19. August 2022, registration deadline: 31.7.2022 | Cima Città, Valle di Blenio, Ticino. An open invitation to join the Chair of Being Alive for a week of getting their hands dirty.

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disP 58/1, March 2022

disP – The Planning Review, Volume 58, Issue 1, March 2022 is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online.

Sibylle Wälty and Freek Persyn under the Europa Bridge. (Photograph: Marcel Rickli)

Calculate or co-create?

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder – yet how do we find consensus on a shared amenity such as a neighbourhood? We took a stroll with two ETH architects to discover how they see their role as mediators between the conflicting priorities of urban consolidation, More

Eine kurze Geschichte des Bauens ausserhalb der Bauzone

Warum gibt es in der Schweiz eine Trennung zwischen Baugebiet und Nicht-Baugebiet? Was waren die Beweggründe, das Bauen ausserhalb der Bauzone streng zu reglementieren? Welche Akteure setzten sich für die Trennung ein und wie lief der politische Prozess ab? Antworten gibt diese kurze Geschichte des Bauens ausserhalb der More

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disP 57/4, December 2021

disP – The Planning Review, Volume 57, Issue 4, December 2021 is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online.

4D Geo-designing Urban Transformation: Final Reviews

6 July 2022, 13:30 | ETH Zürich, Hönggerberg, HIL E67.

Mobility simulations visualised on a physical 3D model for a more immersive and participatory experience © ETH Zurich

An Agent-based Digital Twin for Sarajevo

To support and enable the Urban Transformation of the City of Sarajevo through quantitative, data-driven assessments and novel 4D digital aesthetics, we apply digital twins and large-scale, agent-based, and bottom-up simulations.

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Application of Machine Learning Classifiers in Train Route Scheduling

How much are common machine learning classifiers, such as Random Forest (RF), Support Vector Machines (SVM), and Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) better in forecasting than traditional discrete choice models? To which extent is it worth to sacrifice the improved interpretability of the latter to achieve a higher prediction More