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ENHR Konferenz «Unsettled Settlements: Housing in Unstable Contexts»

30. August – 2. September 2021 | Online aus Nicosia. Die ENHR Konferenz findet dieses Jahr online zu «Unsettled Settlements: Housing in Unstable Contexts» statt. Das ETH Wohnforum – ETH CASE ist Teil der Workshop Group Session «Collaborative Housing».

ESA Konferenz «Sociological Knowledges for Alternative Futures»

31. August – 3. September 2021 | Online from Barcelona.

Luzern, Schweizerhofquai, zwischen 1897 und 1900. ETH-Bibliothek Zürich / Bildarchiv / FotografIn unbekannt / Ans_05614, Public Domain Mark.

Luzerner Hotels rüsten sich für die Rückkehr der Gäste

12. September 2021, 10:30 – 12:00 Uhr | Luzern, Hotel Schweizerhof, Schweizerhofquai 3, Bringolfsaal. Europäische Tage des Denkmals 2021. Kommentierte Präsentation von historischem Bild- und Filmmaterial und Dokumenten. Live-Diskussion mit heutigen Exponenten.

«Landschaft am Genfersee, frei nach Ferdinand Hodler». Karikatur Hans U. Steger für den Nebelspalter, 27.4.1982 © AfZ

Raumplanung: Böse Stadt, gute Landschaft?

30. August 2021, 19:00 bis ca. 21:00 Uhr | Alte Zentralwäscherei, Josefstrasse 219, 8005 Zürich (BlueLion). Podiumsdiskussion im Rahmen der Scientifica 2021 «natürlich.künstlich».

Brix & Genzmer: Grünflächenplan im Maßstab 1:60'000 für den Wettbewerb Groß-Berlin 1910 (einer der beiden 1. Preise); Original: Druck koloriert auf Papier (102,4 x 123,8 cm); Quelle: Architekturmuseum der TU Berlin (Abk. AMTUB), Nr. 20122

Metropolitane Landschaften: Case Study Berlin-Brandenburg

30. Januar bis 14. Februar 2022 | Winter School in Berlin.

Alpine Landscapes in Transformation: Infrastructure, Climate, and Culture

12 and 13 May 2022 | Symposium | ETH Zurich, Centre. The image of the Alps is changing. Climate change, energetic transition, urbanization and industrialization have and will have tremendous effects on the Alpine landscape. Located at the crossroads of Europe, the transformations of this fragile environment need More

Filmstill aus: Lockdown Lucerne von Elmar Bossard, 2020.

NSL Forum: Pandemie? Mitten im Klimawandel. Was bedeutet das für die räumliche Entwicklung der Schweiz? Ein Dialog.

11. November 2021 | Volkshaus Zürich, Weisser Saal, Stauffacherstrasse 60, 8004 Zürich. In einem Dialog für Praxis und Hochschulen nimmt das Netzwerk Stadt und Landschaft (NSL) der ETH Zürich eine Standortbestimmung für die räumliche Entwicklung in der Schweiz vor. Ausgangspunkt bilden Erkenntnisse aus der Pandemiesituation, Hintergrund der Klimawandel. Mit More

Histories of Urban Design: Global Trajectories and Local Realities

15-17 November 2021, registration by 17 September | Conference | ETH Zürich, Department of Architecture.

Università Luigi Bocconi by Grafton Architects. © Gaia Vittorio Marturano

Baukultur und die Stadt

10. November 2021, 9:00 – 18.00 Uhr | Erste Jahrestagung der Stiftung Baukultur Schweiz | ETH Zürich, Werner Siemens Auditorium, Gebäude HIT, Wolfgang-Pauli-Stasse 27, 8093 Zürich.

Symposium: Transitional Space – Japanese Houses Through Digital Scans

On a joint trip entitled «Transitions» in autumn 2019, students from the Kyoto Institute of Technology and the ETH Zürich investigated a series of houses and their relationship to the (urban) landscape in Kyoto, Osaka and Tokyo, using sound recordings and laser scanning. The Symposium was an opportunity to More

Poster MAK Biennale Climate Care

CLIMATE CARE: Reimagining Shared Planetary Futures

28 May – 3 October 2021 | Vienna Biennale for Change 2021 | MAK – Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna.

Collaborative digital tools for augmented computational design in architecture, civil engineering and construction, © Design++, ETH Zurich 2021

New Center for Augmented Computational Design at ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich has recently launched a new center for augmented computational design in architecture, civil engineering and construction. 24 professorships, including the NSL chair of Christophe Girot, are joining forces under the name Design++ to develop digitally enhanced design methods which support rational and intuitive decisions during the design More

Cleanup operations after the 1960 Agadir earthquake destroyed almost the entire city. © Alfred Strobel/Süddeutsche Zeitung Photo

The «Contact Zone» of Agadir’s 1960 Emergency Aid Programme

The reconstruction of the Moroccan city of Agadir in the immediate aftermath of the devastating 1960 earthquake is an exemplary yet much overlooked cross-cultural «contact zone» between local and international rescuers, experts, citizens, organizations, and governments. Studying why the development aid Morocco received was not unconditionally accepted, but More

Embracing the challenge of staying below the max. temperature of 28°C in the classrooms © Chair of Architecture and Urban Design, ETH Zurich (Enlargement by klicking on image in slider)

Growing Schools Prototype: A Socio-Ecological Framework Addressing the Current Urbanization Challenges

Colombia has suffered an armed conflict for over 50 years. As a result, more than 1 million children lack access to education with a deficit of 3’000 schools and more than 8 Million civilians displaced from their homes. Growing Schools Prototype is a strategic up-scaling concept for replicating More

Compiled field notes from site vegetation inventory of forest plots © Chair of Being Alive, ETH Zurich

Reading a Forest, Documenting the Existing

Looking at the fields of wheat and orchards of almond blossoms around Senan, Spain, «crisis» is not the first word that comes to mind. The valleys appear tranquil and unchanging. However, like most rural landscapes in Spain, the area has transformed dramatically in the past decades.

Bild: Buero Bauer

Dwelling / Living & Urban Care | Nurturing & Urban Care

28. Mai – 3. Oktober 2021 | Vienna Biennale for Change 2021: Planet Love: Climate Care in the Digital Age im MAK Museum für Angewandte Kunst Wien.

Optimistic Suburbia 2 – Middle-class Large Housing Complexes

17 June, 16:30 (Lisbon, Portugal/GMT+1 | Online & face-to-face) | International Conference. Session 3 ‘Publicness in middle-class large housing complexes as a new way to examine the premises of cultural encounters and social integration’ Liv Christensen and Eveline Althaus. Language: English Registration necessary Further informationen and programme Optimistic More

«Geographies of Age – Altersfreundliche Lebensräume in der Stadt» Foto: Liv Christensen

«Geographies of Age» Altersfreundliche Lebensräume in der Stadt

2. Juni 2021, 16:30 – 17:30 | Online. «Altersfreundliche Stadtquartiere: Was bedeutet das in der Praxis? Die Kulturwissenschaftlerin Liv Christensen des ETH Wohnforum – ETH CASE spricht im Rahmen der Impuls Mobilität-Veranstaltung «Planen für Jung und Alt» über den Zugang älterer Menschen zu städtischem Leben. Sprache: Deutsch Hinweise: Die More

Transitional Space – Japanese Houses Through Digital Scans

27th May 2021, 9:00-13:00 CET | Zoom: https://ethz.zoom.us/j/68199616818 デジタルスキャンでみる日本の家 A collaboration between the ETH Zurich and the Kyoto Institute of Technology KIT.

Projektstart: Historische Dynamik von Siedlungs- und Lebensraumnetzwerken

Während Siedlungsnetzwerke im vergangenen Jahrhundert wuchsen, schrumpften vor allem Lebensraumnetzwerke. Im neuen SNF-Projekt EMPHASES werden wir die Dynamik dieser Netzwerke im Schweizer Mittelland untersuchen, indem wir historische topographische Karten klassifizieren. Wir werden langfristige Regelmässigkeiten und plötzliche Veränderungen im Wachstum oder in der Schrumpfung dieser Netzwerke analysieren.

Neues Video über das Institut für Raum- und Landschaftsentwicklung

Neben dem Lehrstuhl für Planung von Landschaft und Urbanen Systemen (Prof. Adrienne Grêt-Regamey) sind in den letzten Jahren zwei neue Forschungsgruppen im Institut für Raum- und Landschaftsentwicklung entstanden: Raumentwicklung und Stadtpolitik (Prof. David Kaufmann) und Spatial Transformation Laboratories (PD. Dr. Joris Van Wezemael). Ein neues Video stellt die More

Common Water – The Alps is about a new understanding of the Alps as a landscape island within a circle of cities in the middle of Europe that is condensing into a ribbon city. The Alps do not separate, they interact with the urban landscapes all around. © Chair of Günther Vogt, ETH Zurich

Common Water – The Alps

22 May to 21 November 2021 | 17th International Architecture Exhibition Venice: How will we live together? | Chair of Günther Vogt (ETH Zurich), VOGT Landscape Architects.

Philippe Rekacewicz with Alice Hertzog, 2020 © ETH Zurich

Worlds of Planetary Urbanization

22 May to 21 November 2021 | 17th International Architecture Exhibition Venice: How will we live together? | Neil Brenner (Urban Theory Lab-Chicago), Christian Schmid / Milica Topalović (ETH Zürich).

Context in the industrial area of Barrio Abajo © Alejandro Arango

Radical Care

22 May to 21 November 2021 | 17th International Architecture Exhibition Venice: How will we live together? | Chair of Architecture and Urban Design, Prof. Klumpner and others.

Infobild CAS Verkehrsingenieurwesen 2021

Infoveranstaltung CAS Verkehrsingenieurwesen

Das Verkehrssystem verändert sich rasant. Neue Angebote setzen neue Massstäbe an Komfort. Neue technische Möglichkeiten stellen alte Praktiken in Frage, z.B. beim Fahrscheinverkauf oder bei der Lichtsignalsteuerung.

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disP 56/4, December 2020

disP – The Planning Review, Volume 56, Issue 4, December 2020 is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online.

Call for Contributions trans#39 Comfort

We are happy to invite you to propose contributions for the upcoming issue trans#39 Comfort. trans magazin is the bi-annual architecture journal of the Department of Architecture at th ETH Zurich. We are looking forward to hearing your proposals in English and German. Please send a brief abstract to trans@arch.ethz.ch by More

Figure 1 Ecosystem Services-Design Loop (Credit: Ecosystem Services in Urban Landscapes Project).

Introducing Ecosystem Services-Design Loop

Until recently, urban planners and designers gave little consideration to the multifunctional design of green spaces. This was partly because quantitative information about the extent of ecosystem benefits was not readily accessible to landscape professionals. Future Cities Laboratory (FCL), Singapore-ETH Centre has developed an ‘Ecosystem Services-Design Loop’ that More

Territories of urban potentials for the Geneva region in 2050. The plan outlines the future land use strategy for a polycentric, equitable and ecological region. The project methodology serves as a precedent for the FCL Global research. Source: Team Grand Genève et son sol, M. Topalović, F. Hertweck, K. Kostka, N. Katsikis, 2020.

New Agendas Under Planetary Urbanisation: Designing Sustainable Agri-Urbanisms

What is the future of the manifold agricultural territories across the world that support contemporary cities? While discussions on urban sustainability have focused on cities and urban regions, many agricultural territories are equally exposed to rapid and far-reaching urban transformation processes with massive social and environmental implications, opening More

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

FCL Global addresses the globally significant challenges of expanding urbanisation and aims to create a better understanding of the relationship between the city and its surrounding region, so as to make city-regions more sustainable. Following FCL Global’s Launch Event on 2 March 2021, FCL Global Co-Director Professor Sacha 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

Schwerpunkte 9 – On Authorship

7-8 June 2021. Schwerpunkte is a doctoral event organized by doctoral students from several institute at the Department of Architecture, ETH Zürich: the Institute for History and Theory of Architecture (gta), the Institute of Landscape and Urban Studies (LUS) and the Institute of Design and Architecture (IEA). The 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.

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, registration until 28 June. 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.