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ETH RAUM – Die neue Plattform der ETH zur Raumentwicklung geht online!

ETH RAUM ist die neue Plattform der ETH Zürich, mit einem breiten Angebot in der Raumentwicklung. In einem MAS und drei neuen CAS-Programmen stehen Raumentwicklung, Planungspraxis, Prozessdesign und die Stadt als Laboratorium der Zukunft im Zentrum. Das Bewerbungsfenster ist bis 30. April 2023 geöffnet. Die Programme starten im More

Portrait Francesco Corman

Prof. Dr. Francesco Corman zum ausserordentlichen Professor für Transportsysteme befördert

Francesco Corman beschäftigt sich mit der Entwicklung von Analyse-​, Modellierungs-​, Vorhersage-​ und Optimierungstools für öffentliche Verkehrssysteme und logistische Netze.

Bild einer Podiumsdiskussion. ETH Forum Wohnungsbau 2019 © ETH Wohnforum, ETH Zürich

ETH Forum Wohnungsbau: 17. internationale Tagung «GENERATIONENWOHNEN – Von der Idee bis zur Umsetzung»

10. März 2023, 9–17 Uhr | ETH Zürich, Zentrum, Auditorium Maximum (Raum HG F 30). Wie leben wir in Zukunft? Klimawandel, Digitalisierung, Alterung, Vereinzelung – dies sind nur einige der grossen Herausforderungen, vor denen wir als Gesellschaft stehen.

Master of Advanced Studies ETH in Housing

The MAS focuses on the assessment of housing challenges and on the affordability, effectiveness and sustainability of a wide range of housing and neighbourhood development strategies pursued by municipalities, cooperatives, local governments, non-governmental and governmental authorities and international organisations in different countries and contexts. Application until 30 April 2023.

At the conference table of the 1993 Anywhere conference in Yufuin, Japan © Anyone Corporation fonds, Canadian Centre for Architecture

Unlocking a Multidisciplinary Discourse on Architecture and the City

This research project sets out to develop a new methodology of crossing disciplinary perspectives with the goal of unlocking a multidisciplinary historiography of architecture. It is based on the conviction that something fundamentally new can be learned from the exchanges that architects have had with other disciplines.

URI matrix including three overlapping themes and its methodological framework, © URI group, ETH Zürich

How can Urban Policy-makers Leverage Science and Technology to Create Safer, more Inclusive Cities that Serve the Needs of all Citizens?

Two overarching technological methods including agent-based modelling and simulations, and visualisation technology are connecting and overlapping three urban themes of public lighting, segregation, and security in Cape Town and Bogotá. Within this common ground called Urban Research Incubator (URI), researchers collaborate on several projects.

Portrait Prof. Christophe Girot

Critically Thinking and Acting on the Ground: An Interview with Christophe Girot

Christophe Girot started as visiting professor in 1999 shortly after the death of professor Dr. Dieter Kienast, he became professor at ORL and chair of landscape architecture at the ETH in 2001. He has substantially fostered and developed the discipline of landscape architecture within the Department of Architecture More

Urban environment as shown in the virtual reality experiment while measuring emotional responses using physiological measurements (electrodermal activity). © PLUS, ETH Zürich

Difference in Urban Planning. Interdisciplinarity as an Approach to Understanding the Complexity of Contemporary Urban Societies

Cities attract people of diverse origins, religious practices, socioeconomic status, and everyday practices. As a result, urban planning is challenged to respond adequately to this demographic heterogeneity. These urbanization processes highlight the importance of placing difference at the centre of the urban planning agenda.

Doctoral Crits of the Institute of Urban and Landscape Studies LUS

8. December 2022, 13:00-17:30 | ETH Zurich, ONA building, Neunbrunnenstr. 50, Zürich.

Professor for Transportation and Mobility Planning

The Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering at ETH Zurich invites applications for the above-​mentioned position. The new professor will establish an internationally leading research group that broadly addresses transportation and mobility demands. Job description

Daylight Simulation Pointcloud of Campus Hoenggerberg, Dr. Michael Walczak,
Suzana Lepanovic, Prof. Hubert Klumpner Chair of Architecture and Urban Design, ETH Zürich 2022.

One Daylight Urban Environment

«Inside / Out» Daylight in Sustainable Urban Design – Conference: 11 March 2023, 9:30 – 17:00 | HYBRID | ETH Zurich, ONA Fokushalle, Neunbrunnenstr. 50, Zurich | Abstract submission: 31 December 2022.

Entdecken, wie sich Landschaften anhören

Knarzen des schimmernden Morteratschgletschers, Grollen in aschfahlen Dämmen und stetes Schwappen graublauer Zürcher Stauseen: Ludwig Berger erkundet mit Studierenden, wie man Räume mit dem Gehör erkunden kann. Im ETH-Podcast spricht der wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter über die klangliche Annäherung an die Landschaftsarchitektur, das Einfangen von Klängen und das Einspielen auf Schallplatten. Er More

Sudamérica LUS Talks

20 October 2022, 18:30 (2 December: 17:30) |  ETH Zürich, Neunbrunnenstrasse 50, ONA Fokushalle (E7), Zürich. This year, the LUS Talks will engage diverse perspectives from practitioners and theorists addressing South America’s complex social and ecological landscapes.

Forecasting District-wide Pedestrian Volumes in Multi-level Networks in High-density Mixed-use Areas

19 October 2022, 11:00-12:00 (CET) | Zoomlink: https://ethz.zoom.us/j/63499711049, Registration

Film, Architecture, and Urban Studies

19th – 21st of October 2022 | International Symposium | Zurich. Falma Fshazi, Newrope Chair, Prof. Freek Persyn, and Nitin Bathla, Chair of Sociology, Prof. Christian Schmid

disP 58/2, June 2022

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

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

Symbolbild (Y. Artemenko / Adobe Stock / remixed by o-​media)

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. Das Landmanagement ist im Wandel. Schon heute werden seine Instrumente zur Förderung vielfältiger Funktionen des Raumes eingesetzt.

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 2022/23

18 December 2022 until 12 March 2023 | 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.

Bibliothekseröffnung Lucius und Annemarie Burckhardt

25. November 2022, 18:00 Uhr | Anmeldung bis 18. 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 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

8. November 2022 | 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

Städtische Verdichtung und Verdrängung

9. Februar 2023, 17:00–18:45 Uhr | ZAZ BELLERIVE Zentrum Architektur Zürich, 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 25. Januar 2023 eröffnet 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?

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

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: 21 Years of Urban Sociology

PROGRAMM GEÄNDERT! 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.