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Governors Island Park, New York – West 8 Et.Al. (Image: Governors Island Trust)

New Civic Landscapes & Public Health

The course is organized around core principles of civic design, public health and landscape systems at the scale of the watershed – including riverine and wetland systems, steep slopes subject to erosion, soil stability and soil quality, and varied forests, meadows, wilds and productive landscapes. The overall structure More

Alpine Seenlandschaft Schweiz, Wasserbedarf künstliche Beschneiung © Lukas Ryffel, ETH Zürich

Beschneiungsspeicher: erfassen, analysieren und beurteilen

Der Klimawandel verändert die Konditionen für die touristischen Regionen in den Alpen. Zahlreiche Speicherkapazitäten für die Produktion von Schnee wurden in den letzten Jahren gebaut oder sind projektiert. Diese artifiziellen Kleinstseen stellen massive Eingriffe in das sensible Gefüge der alpinen Landschaft dar. Das von den Toggenburg Bergbahnen geförderte More

A cow peacefully grazes on an open field, a real estate development site with a row of houses and electrical poles in the background. Such landscapes are commonly seen around the world – and it could be just about anywhere there is arable land. In this case it is in Manila where, as in many countries, we find the rise of mixed land uses, the enclosure of formerly public land for private uses, and the conversion of agricultural land for industrial, commercial and real estate purposes. Although arable land is rare and valuable (only about 4% of the earth’s surface) this is a familiar pattern – urban eats rural, and rural eats wilderness. The ambition to break this pattern is at the heart of the FCL Global programme. © University of the Philippines Population Institute, «Spaces in Transition: Mapping Manila’s Peri-Urban Fringe,» with the kind permission of Prof. Arnisson Ortega, Syracuse University.

Thinking Future Systems

Following FCL Global’s Launch Event on 2 March 2021, Sacha Menz and Matthew Skjonsberg discussed the future prospects of the programme – representing a spectrum of stakeholders, inclusively rural and urban, for young and old, fast and slow, hot and cold – beyond seeing nature and culture as More

View of the agro-urban landscape of Antananarivo © by Rod Waddington

FCL Global Tana – Co-designing a Blue-green Future for the Agro-urban City of Antananarivo

The capital city of Madagascar, Antananarivo, is a high-altitude city. Traditionally, the Merina culture settled on hills dominating rice cultivation in the plains. However, urban growth is changing this landscape fast as city dwellers are more and more settling in the rice plain. This growth also raises the More

The existing cargo port in Tanjong Pagar will make way for a new expansion of the central business district of Singapore. The Rail Corridor with its terminus station could be integrated into the strategic use of the open spaces to dissipate the urban heat island effect. At street level, the airflow improves thermal comfort. Designs by ETH and SUTD students applying the design method by Philipp Urech, simulations in OpenFOAM by M.O. Mughal.

Form and Performance in Shaping Urban Landscapes

Digital technologies have become ubiquitous in current design practice for urban landscapes. Not only does the rapidly increasing extent and resolution of digital data help to study urban systems, but digital technologies have also enabled the inclusion of dynamic conditions in the design process. Understanding these conditions makes More

Ehemaliger Bahnhof Oberstadt, Baden. Bild: AZ / san

Oberstadt4D

The «Oberstadt4D» project supports the development planning of Baden’s Oberstadt district. This is to be transformed into a dense, urban residential quarter. The focus of the study is on the future building density, the structure of the buildings and the open spaces, as well as the relationship between More

Wohnforum Talks

16. März / 13. April / 11. Mai / 1. Juni, 13:30–15:00 | online. The Wohnforum Talks (formerly BBL) give invited guests and staff of the ETH Wohnforum – ETH CASE the opportunity to share current areas of their research and to discuss ideas, concepts and results. The event will take More

Projektdokumentation Jugendjobbörse Winterthur

Age-Talk: «Sackgeldjobs – Wie funktioniert das?»

8. April 2021, 11:00 | online. This April, the Age-Talk «Sackgeldjobs – Wie funktioniert das?» organised by the Age Foundation will take place on the occasion of the «Jugendjobbörse Winterthur». The guest will be social and cultural anthropologist Dr. Eveline Althaus (ETH Wohnforum – ETH CASE), who will More

City of Zurich. © Patrick Federi

City & Housing – Perspectives on the Long-term Management of Housing Stock

19 March 2021, 18:00–19.30 | Online Webinar. The city of Zurich is growing. How can the creation of sufficient living space be ensured for all population groups in the future, and what challenges does this pose?

Athena Lecture Series (Graphic: unfolded, Zurich)

Athena Lecture Series

10 March 2021, 18:00–19:30 | Alexandra Lange: «Looking for Role Models in All the Wrong Places». ETH CASE organizes in collaboration with the Parity-​ and Diversity Group of DARCH a series of lectures by internationally recognized designers and scholars in the field of urban studies, architecture, urban design, More

Quantitative Evaluation of Highway Designs Considering Uncertainties in Future Mobility Patterns and Flexibility Using Real Options

Road owners are increasingly being confronted with the need to optimize highway design for an uncertain future. A recent research project at the Infrastructure Management Chair investigated the use of a real options-based method to evaluate alternative highway designs for a fictive case study based on the A15 More

TACK Talks: How to? A Guide Through Knowing

18:00–19:00 | online. We aim to examine the notion of mediating tacit knowledge from different perspectives, in conversations between the cultural institutions Het Nieuwe Instituut, Vlaams Architectuurinsituut, and Architekturzentrum Wien.

Sessions on Territory – Urbanism as Material Accumulation

Lecture Series | On selected Mondays, 16:00–18:00 | online Zoom link: 95007725252.

Sociology: Extended Urbanization – A Research Seminar

Elective Course Starting | 26 February on Fridays, 12:45–14:30 | online. Lecturers: Christian Schmid, Ileana Apostol, Lindsay Howe. Urban research is confronted today with urbanization processes that unfold far beyond the realm of agglomerations and urban regions.

Lehrspezialistin / Lehrspezialist

80%-100%, Zürich, befristet.

ACTION! On the Real City: The Audiovisual Poetics of Circularity

Elective Course | Starting 22 February on Mondays, 10:00–12:00 | online. Lecturers: Prof. Hubert Klumpner, Klearjos Eduardo Papanicolaou, Michael Walczak. Giving audiovisual form to the concept of ‘circular economy’, we will encourage students to think about the socio-economic relations that constitute our cities, through the use of digital More

Urban Policy Analysis: Theoretical and Empirical Developments

Panel at the 5th International Conference on Public Policy in Barcelona from 6–8 July 2021. This panel will explore theoretical and empirical developments of urban policy analysis.

Writing Model Histories

12 May, 10:00–13:00 | Colloquium | online. Invited Lecturers: Professor Dr. Thea Brejzek, School of Archi- tecture, University of Technology, Sydney; Professor Dr. Mari Lending, Oslo School of Architecture and Design; Dr. Matthew Wells, Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (gta), ETH Zurich.

From Cerda’s Block to the Ecosystemic Urbanism Superblock

10 May, 15:45 | Lecture | online. Lecturer: Salvador Rueda, Urban ecology Agency Barcelona.

BAQ – Fábrica De Cultura – Inauguration

April | Zurich, Switzerland (exact time and date TBD).

School of Architecture for Reconciliation: Cooperative Housing and Sustainable Habitats in Post-conflict Colombia

12–16 April, 9:00–17:30 | ETH Zurich, Hönggerberg, HIT H22.11 or online, depending on the current rules.

Wastewater Urbanism

15 March, 15:45 | Lecture | online. Lecturer: Seth Denizen, Harvard GSD.

Complex Resurgences

12 March 2021, 16:00 | online. Lecture on the Rapperswiler Tag 2021: «Brennnessel oder Wasabi – Pflanzen neu denken». Lecturer: Teresa Galí-Izard.

Writing Automobile Histories

Colloquium: 5 March, 15:00–18:00 | online. Workshop: 5 March, 18:30–20:30 | online. The colloquium aims to untie the specificity of car travel as a new episteme, addressing issues related to the emergence of the new perceptual regimes that emerged thanks to the automobile.

MAS ETH in Housing

22 February, 17:00–18:00 | Online Information Event. The MAS ETH in Housing team will hold an online public information event where all interested students can learn more about the MAS ETH in Housing and ask questions directly to the programme director and staff.

ETH Zürich, Hönggerberg, in front of the HIL building. © Dunja Richter, ETH Zurich

Information Event Master of Science in Landscape Architecture at ETH Zurich

2 March, 18.30 – 19:30 | Zoom. The Department of Architecture at ETH Zurich offers a two-year Master’s degree programme in Landscape Architecture with a focus on the design and planning of open spaces and landscapes.

Seeing Like a City: Urban and Planning Policies for our Time

14 December 2021, 17:15 Uhr | Inaugural lecture David Kaufmann | ETH Zürich, Rämistrasse 101, F 30 (Auditorium Maximum). We live in an urban and urbanizing world. The speed, intensity, and relentlessness of global transformative processes such as climate change, economic globalization, migration, digitization or pandemics manifest themselves More

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The View from the Car: Autopia as a New Perceptual Regime

30 March 2021 – 15 June 2021 Online exhibition | 15 September – 15 October 2021 Real space exhibition at the Baubibliothek, ETH Zürich, Hönggerberg.

Research Assistant – Information Architect

60%-80%, Zurich, temporary.

Toronto © David Kaufmann

Urban Policy Analysis: Theoretical and Empirical Developments

Call for Papers by 29 January 2021. This is a call for papers for the panel Urban policy analysis: Theoretical and empirical developments that David Kaufmann (ETH Zürich) and Mara Sidney (Rutgers University) organize at the 5th International Conference on Public Policy in Barcelona from 6-8 July 2021.

Patrick Geddes, The Valley Section. CC BY 3.0 (© The University of Edinburgh) see https://www.omnia.ie/index.php?navigation_function=2&navigation_item=%2F9200271%2FBibliographicResource_3000058903268&repid=1

ETH-EPFL Summer School: Transects Through Alpine Water Landscapes

16-21 August 2021 | Villa Cassel, 3987 Riederalp, Kanton Wallis. Through field expeditions, keynote lectures, discussions, workshops, and exchanges with experts, participants will engage with a ‘transect’ across a continuous water landscape, from the Aletsch glacier to the Rhone valley floor. Fieldwork will be employed to document key More

MAS ETH in Housing Symbolbild

Master of Advanced Studies ETH in Housing

Anmeldung: 1. Januar bis 30. April 2021, Kursstart: September 2021.

Architektur für einen Planeten in der Krise | Architecture for a Broken Planet

Ausstellung: 26.3.–29.8.2021 | ZAZ Zentrum Architektur Zürich. «Critical Care» ist eine Ausstellung des Architekturzentrum Wien und wurde dort erstmals 2019 gezeigt.

disP 56/3, September 2020

disP – The Planning Review, Volume 56, Issue 3, September 2020 is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online.

Doktoratsstellen | Doctoral Positions

Geschichte und Theorie der Architektur und des Territoriums (4 Stellen) | History and Theory of Architecture and the Territory (4 positions)

Projektstart: Digitale Nachbarschaften

Online-Tools für die nachbarschaftliche Vernetzung gewinnen weltweit an Popularität, nicht zuletzt seit Covid-19. Das interdisziplinäre SNF-Projekt «Digitale Nachbarschaften – Lokale Online-Räume und ihr Potenzial für soziale Inklusion» nimmt den Einfluss digitaler Netzwerke auf nachbarschaftliche Beziehungen unter die Lupe und identifiziert ihr Potenzial für eine inklusive Nachbarschaft. Damit soll More

Neue Gastdozentin Landschaftsarchitektur: Maren Brakebusch

Maren Brakebusch ist Gesamtbüroleiterin bei Vogt Landschaftsarchitekten und steht der Geschäftsleitung der vier Bürostandorte in Zürich, London, Berlin und Paris vor. Sie studierte Landschaftsarchitektur an der Leibniz Universität Hannover. Nebst Jury- und Vortragstätigkeiten unterrichtet sie seit 2017 Architekturstudierende an der School Of Architecture in Potsdam. An der ETH Zürich More

© Eveline Althaus, ETH Wohnforum – ETH CASE

Generationenwohnen – von Erfahrungen innovativer Wohnprojekte lernen

Die Idee des Generationenwohnens hat heute hohe Konjunktur. Immer mehr Wohnprojekte setzen sich zum Ziel, das Zusammenleben und die Solidarität zwischen den Generationen zu fördern. Hierzu spielt Kommunikation eine zentrale Rolle und immer wieder gilt es zwischen unterschiedlichen Perspektiven zu vermitteln. Ein neues Forschungsprojekt am ETH Wohnforum nimmt More

Leitung gta-Archiv | Director gta-Archives

Geschichte und Theorie der Architektur (gta) | History and Theory of Architecture (gta).

Doktoratsstipendium | Doctoral fellowship

Geschichte und Theorie der Architektur (2 Stellen) | History and Theory of Architecture (2 positions).

Aktualisierung Raum+ Kanton Obwalden

Raum+ schafft sachliche Grundlagen zur Übersicht von freien Baulandreserven. Im Kanton Obwalden wurde 2016 eine Ersterhebung durchgeführt. Im Sommer 2020 wurde der gesamte Perimeter aktualisiert. Dabei sind die Gespräche mit den Gemeindevertreter*innen ein zentraler Ansatz der Methode. Die aktualisierten Daten sind auf der Raum+-Plattform aufgeschaltet und stehen den More

The urban scale model of the project of Les Halles is presented to the public, Paris, 1968. (Photo by Georges Melet/Paris Match via Getty Images)

Exploring Urban Scale Models

Urban scale models are crucial for communicating urban design ideas between various stakeholders, from those directly involved in a project – e.g. client, developer, contractor, municipality – to the broader public. However, our knowledge about this tool is limited. Understanding the shifting role of urban design from the More

Beispiele für Pflanzentransfers des Botanischen Gartens Zürich von Amerika nach Europa im Zeitraum 1858 bis 1874. Die Sendungen wurden entweder in London verkauft oder weiter nach Zürich spediert. © Dunja Richter, ETH Zürich

Von San Francisco bis Moskau. Der Botanische Garten Zürich als ein Drehkreuz im globalen Pflanzenhandel des 19. Jahrhunderts

Wie gelang es dem Botanischen Garten der Universität Zürich, in einem Land ohne Häfen, Kolonien und fernab der grossen Gartenbauzentren, durch Handel und Austausch neue Pflanzen einzuführen, in der Gartenkultur zu verbreiten und sich als Akteur im globalen Pflanzenhandel des 19. Jahrhunderts zu profilieren? Damit beschäftigt sich die More

An example result of the optimization framework embedded in a decision support system. In the output map, the blue pixels represent the proposed new residential areas in Singapore that minimize loss of UES and maximize compactness. On the left hand side of the user interface, the iterations and the final trade-off curve are displayed. © Sergio Wicki

Participatory Multi-objective Optimization for Planning Dense and Green Cities

In many cities around the world, urban ecosystem services (UES) are under pressure. With a growing urban population, the pressure on UES in the remaining open spaces increases. The planning of new residential areas to accommodate urban dwellers increasingly requires the consideration of UES, especially when taking into More

3D DSS for Supporting the Planning of Electric Power Systems

In a cooperation between the Institute of Cartography and Geoinformation (IKG) and the Chair of Planning of Landscape and Urban Systems (PLUS) a 3D Decision Support System (3D DSS) has been developed as a communication tool to support the planning of power lines. Now the 3D DSS has More

Territories of potentials for Geneva region in 2050: bi-national metropolis (pink); global-local territories (dark magenta); post-fossil infrastructures (purple); metropolitan countryside (yellow); agri-landscape rooms (green); vital streams and canopies (blue); mountain parks (brown). © Team Grand Genève et son sol: ETH Zürich Architecture of Territory Prof. Milica Topalović, Uni.Lu FHSE Prof. Florian Hertweck, and Raumbureau Rolf Jenni. Cartography: Karoline Kostka and Nikos Katsikis. Illustration Karoline Kostka and Muriz Djurdjevic.

Bringing the Land Back into the City – Possibilities for Ecological Transition in Geneva

With a fast population increase and a high housing demand projected to continue in the coming decades, Geneva encounters a profound challenge. Since decades, the city has been spilling over across the national border. Urban growth and land consumption in the Canton and in the French part of More