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Portrait Martina Voser. Quelle: live.nzz.ch (Bild: Marc Schwarz)

“The image of Heidi’s Switzerland will change and there will be new natures”

Der Klimawandel bedeutet mehr Bergstütze und Überschwemmungen. Wie die Landschaftsarchitektur darauf reagieren kann, untersucht die ETH-​Professorin Martina Voser im Sandkasten, am Computer und im Dialog mit der Bevölkerung.

Bild: Prof. Dr. Christian Schmid

“The term ‘Alpine fallow lands’ was a provocation”

Der Soziologieprofessor Christian Schmid wird dieses Jahr emeritiert. Im Interview blickt er zurück auf seine Zeit am ETH Studio Basel, das mit dem Buch «Die Schweiz: ein städtebauliches Porträt» für Diskussionen gesorgt hat und dessen Publikationen ab Mai als Open Access online frei zugänglich sind.


16. May 2024, 18:00- 19:30 | ETH Zürich, Campus Hönggerberg, HIL E67 / Red Hell

CSFM-Symposium 2024

29. May 2024, 08:30-​15:00 | ETH Zurich.

LUS Doctoral Crits AS 2024 & Book Launch

30. May 2024, 12:30 – 18:45 | ETH Zurich, ONA, DiD.

Scientific Researcher (w. PhD) / Senior Lecturer

The Chair of the History and Theory of Urban Design at the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (gta), led by Prof. Tom Avermaete, is seeking a highly motivated and qualified postdoctoral colleague. The successful candidate will join a dynamic team working on innovative research projects and educational approaches in the More

Poster for the exhibition called ramification. all information on the poster is also in the text below.

Ramification. Eine Ausstellung zur zeitgenössischen Landschaftsarchitektur

Vernissage: 20. April 2024 ab 17 Uhr. Ausstellung: 21. April bis 07. Juli 2024.

Blick auf das Koch Areal in Zürich-​Altstetten: ein aktuelles Beispiel für eine gemischt genutzte, genossenschaftliche Wohnanlage mit Grünflächen. (Bild: Keystone/Christian Beutler)

What can cities do to promote acceptance of densification?

Swiss cities are more likely to accept densification when densification projects provide affordable housing and green spaces compared to densification that is implemented through reduced regulations for housing construction. By prioritizing a socio-​ecological densification, extensive planning procedures and delays might be minimized. Read the article on ETH News.

Written title and banner of Summer-School-Milan ENHANCE Synergic Urban Systems

Hybrid Summer School Synergic Urban Systems

6 – 27 July 2024 | Deadline extended to 15 April.

DELUS Issue 0

The pilot issue of DELUS was launched at ONA DiD Lab in the autumn of 2023. It offers a range of diverse insights into landscape and urban questions. It introduces new methods to unpack multiple worlds and narrate manifold stories. The contributions range from unravelling histories of land-body More

disP 59/4, December 2023

disP – The Planning Review, Volume 59, Issue 4, December 2023 is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online.

Beispiel für die Zeitreihe des Verkehrsvolumens auf ländlichen Strassen (rote Linien) in der Region um die Stadt Peking in China. Das Jahr für jeden Zeitschritt steht unterhalb der Abbildung. Die Breite des Strassenabschnitts ist proportional zum Verkehrsvolumen auf der Strasse. Die Ausdehnung des Stadtgebiets ist in Dunkelrot dargestellt. Es ist deutlich zu erkennen, dass der Strassenverkehr im ländlichen Gebiet dieser Region zwischen 1975 und 2015 stark zugenommen hat. © ETH Zürich

Globale Modellierung des ländlichen Strassenverkehrs ausserhalb der Städte

Der Verkehr auf ländlichen Strassen ausserhalb der Städte kann erhebliche negative Auswirkungen auf die Ökologie und Umwelt von Natur- und Agrarlandschaften haben. Der Umfang dieser Auswirkungen kann jedoch nicht bestimmt werden, da in vielen Ländern keine Daten zum Verkehrsvolumen auf ländlichen Strassen verfügbar sind. Deshalb haben wir einen More

Platform delivery workers in Utrecht, Netherlands (Nicolas Palacios Crisostomo, 2022)

Urban Research Seminar

17 April 2024, 14:00-18:30 | HIT J51. The 5th Urban Research Seminar is hosted by D-BAUG. It aims to build a bottom-up and transdisciplinary network of early career researchers at D-BAUG and beyond.

Poster of the event more than human cinema 2024 contaning all the information below

More than Human Cinema

27 March 2024, 19:00 | L200, Langstrasse 200, Zürich. Short films night hosted by the Future Cities Lab Global.

Master of Science in Landscape Architecture

Applications until 30 April for autumn 2024. The Master‘s degree programme in Landscape Architecture is aimed at students with a Bachelor‘s degree in architecture or landscape architecture from a university or Swiss University of Applied Sciences with at least 180 ECTS or equivalent.

Design++ Postdoctoral Fellowship 2024

100%, Zurich, fixed-term. Design++ is the new Center for Augmented Computational Design in Architecture, Engineering and Construction at ETH Zurich. Job description

Care and Complaint Officer

30%-40%, Zurich, fixed-term. As a central element of the care work of the Department of Architecture (D-ARCH), we are looking for a care and complaint officer as of May 1, 2024 or upon agreement. Job description

The structure of the Markov prediction model

Maintenance and Advanced Analytics in Railways

On-Board Monitoring techniques, defined as using commercial trains to monitor the track status, have garnered much attention recently. While data come in relatively low quality, OBM is a low-cost and efficient alternative to traditional monitoring methods. Thus, funded by the ETH Mobility Initiative project OMISM, this study checks More

Portrait Damian Jerjen, (Bild: ©Damian Jerjen)

Damian Jerjen named «Professor of Practice»

Damian Jerjen is currently Director of the Swiss association for spatial planning EspaceSuisse and Lecturer at ETH Zurich and other Swiss universities. He is an economist and spatial planner. He serves on various bodies, including the Council for Spatial Planning (ROR). At EspaceSuisse, he supports and brings together More

Total amount of specific trends and innovations considered, classified into fields: Supply, Operations, Technology General and Technology Automation. The inner circle shows the percentile magnitude of each field. For each area, the outer circle shows the potential corresponding to the inner fields, i.e., the possible improvement and benefit of a single technology towards the system performance, quantifiable, for instance, in better performance of railway supply. © ETH Zürich

How Will the Railway Look Like in 2050?

Many aspects contribute to the further development of the technologies, but no single game changer could be identified. Developments are expected in automation; revolutionary changes are perceived as unlikely.

Dynamic allocation of urban road space based on the bi-modal (motorized vehicles and bicycles) daily traffic pattern [source- mattership.io]

Envisioning a Cycling-centric Future: Urban Traffic Modeling and Management for a Bi-modal Network

Allocating dedicated road space to slow modes is considered an effective way toward a radical modal shift. By exploiting traffic flow theoretical knowledge, convenient models can be developed to help evaluate the influence of such a large-scale transformation on network traffic performance. Novel strategies for bi-modal urban traffic More

Example setup of stress testing road networks subject to extreme rainfall events leading to flooding and landslides. The transport system is represented by five sets of events: source, which represent the initiating event, here rainfall; hazard, representing consequent hazards; object, which capture the impact of hazard on individual assets; network, which represent the functionality of the transport network, and societal, which capture the impact on the society, e.g., costs of restoration tasks and disruption to the traffic flow. Risks can then be assessed based on the ensuing direct and indirect costs. In line with the system representation, there are five types of stress tests. Each stress test concerns one or multiple parts of the system, pushing them to scenarios that are significantly worse than expected or planned and evaluating whether risks are still acceptable or not. If a stress test does not pass, it can guide infrastructure managers on what parts of the system require improving interventions. © ETH Zürich

Stress Testing Transport Systems

Transportation systems are vital for economic and social development, yet are susceptible to disruptions caused by natural hazards, especially considering the adverse impacts of climate change on increasing the intensity of frequency of climatic hazards. To manage these risks effectively, stress testing, as a diagnostic tool, has shown More

Colloquium on Sociology and Urban Studies

28. Februar 2024, 8:00-10:00 | Kolloquium | ETH Zürich, Campus Hönggerberg, HIT E 51 (Werner Siemens Auditorium).

Assistenzprofessur (Tenure Track) für Landschaftsarchitektur

The Department of Architecture at ETH Zurich invites applications for the above-​mentioned position. The assistant professorship is located at the Institute for Landscape and Urban Studies. Job description

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CAS ETH in Zukunft der Raumentwicklung

Bewerbung bis 15. Juli 2024 | Start: Herbst, Dauer: 6 Monate. Das CAS «Zukunft der Raumentwicklung» vermittelt zeitgemässe Themen und Werkzeuge für den Umgang mit Unsicherheiten und Komplexität.

Lunch Talk with Prof. em. Kristian Kreiner (Copenhagen Business School)

12 June 2024, 12:00–13:00 | ETH Zürich, Zentrum, HG E 3.

ISTP Colloquia

Lecture by Paavo Monkkonen

29. May 2024, 12:15–13:15 | Place tbd.

Bild: Eine Tour rund um den Idaplatz

10-Minuten-Nachbarschaften – Eine Tour rund um den Idaplatz

NEUES DATUM! 24. September 2024 (nicht 28.5.), 18:15–19:15 | Öffentliche Führung | Zürich, Kreis 3.

ETH Forum Wohnungsbau «GENERATIONENWOHNEN – Von der Idee bis zur Umsetzung», ETH Zürich, 2023 © ETH Wohnforum / Foto: Matteo De Mattia

MEHR WOHNRAUM IN STÄDTEN – Wie gelingt die innere Verdichtung?

24. Mai 2024, 09:00–17:00 (Anmeldeschluss 13. Mai) | ETH Forum Wohnungsbau | ETH Zürich, Zentrum, Auditorium Maximum (HG F 30).

Event poster. All information on the poster is as text below.

ETH STUDIO BASEL Open Access: Public Launch

7 May 2024, 16:00–19:00 | with Apéro | ETH Zürich, main building, HG F30 Audimax.

event poster. All information on the poster is given in the text below.

Abschlussvorlesung / Final Lecture Prof. Dr. Christian Schmid: No Condition is Permanent

2 May 2024, 18:15–19:30 | ETH Zürich, Hönggerberg, HIL E3.

Bild: Agora


30. April – 16. Mai 2024 | Plakatausstellung | ETH Zürich, Hönggerberg, HIL D Foyer. 17. Mai – 30. Mai 2024 | ETH Zürich, Zentrum, HG E 4.

2 + 2 + 1 A Collective Discussion on the Role of Landscape Architecture

16 April 2024, 18:30 | Zürich, Langstr. 200, L 200.

Dial-​a-ride bus from Pacific Transit, Seaview, WA, USA (Adobe Stock / I. Dewar)

Nachfragegetriebene ÖV-Systeme: «Lessons from the design of integrated on-demand transit systems in two cities»

20 March 2024, 14:00–15:15 | Seminar | ETH Zürich, Hönggerberg, HIL F36.1.

Neue Ansätze in der Modellierung: «Best of both worlds: data driven models with behavioural realism and flexibility»

DATE WILL CHANGE! (previously: 20 March 2024, 10:30 – 12:00) | Seminar | ETH Zürich, Hönggerberg, HIL F36.

Jajarkot, Nepal, Dezember 2023 © danielpittet.photography

Meaningful Careers: Built Environment Professionals in Humanitarian Aid

14 March 2024, 16:00–18:00 | Information exchange with reconstruction experts | ETH Zürich, Hönggerberg, HIB 52, Open Space.

100 Ideas for the Western Balkans: Designing Urban Imaginaries

11 March – 8 April 2024 | Exhibition | Tirana, Albania, Pyramid of Tirana.

Plakat Athena Lecture Series

Anna Pagani «On housing justice: let’s talk about fixes that fail»

7 March 2024, 18:15 | ETH Zürich, Hönggerberg, HIL E 3.

Die 10-Millionen-Schweiz: Platz für alle?

3. März 2024, 13:00–13:45 | Treffpunkt Science City | ETH Zürich, Hönggerberg HCI, Raum G3.

Sessions on Territory – Climate Anxiety and Mobilizing in Crisis: CLIMATE

26.2. / 04.3. / 25.3. / 06.5. / 15.5. / 22.5. 2024 | 18:00–20:00 | Public debates | ETH Zürich, Oerlikon, Neunbrunnenstr. 50, ONA E25 DID Lab.

Willy Schmid. Photo: Wei Grueber-​Wang

In Gedenken an Willy A. Schmid

Willy A. Schmid war von 1978 bis 2008 Professor für Landschafts-​ und Umweltplanung am Institut für Raum-​ und Landschaftsentwicklung (IRL), der heutigen Professur für Planung von Landschaft und Urbanen Systemen (PLUS) und Mitbegründer des Netzwerk Stadt und Landschaft (NSL) an der ETH Zürich. Er hat Generationen von Raum-​ und Landschaftsplaner:innen More

MAS ETH in Regenerative Systems

CAS#2 Beyond Systems Thinking. Applications: 11 March to 7 April 2024, Duration: May-September 2024. The new MAS in Regenerative Systems (DRRS) is a systemic programme for designerly enacting complex systems in a highly innovative didactic setting.

Spielraum & Öffentlicher Raum (lecture) | Public Space: The Real and the Ideal (journal presentation)

21 February 2024, 17:30–19:00 | ETH Zürich, Hönggerberg, HIL E 4.

Poster of the lecture series "The Agrarian Question"

The Agrarian Question: From Colonialism to Urban Agriculture

on Thursdays, spring semester 2024, 15:45-17:30 | ETH Zürich, Hönggerberg, HIL D 10.2

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disP 59/3, September 2023

disP – The Planning Review, Volume 59, Issue 3, September 2023 is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online.

Eva Heinen (Bild: TU Dortmund, Uwe Grützner)

Prof. Dr. Eva Heinen appointed as Full Professor of Transportation and Mobility Planning

Professor Eva Heinen (*1981), currently Full Professor at the Technical University of Dortmund, Germany, was appointed as Full Professor of Transportation and Mobility Planning in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering. Eva Heinen’s interdisciplinary research looks at mobility and transportation at the intersection of sustainable development, More