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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 Landscape Architecture

Apply now for Autumn 2023! The ETH 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 a Swiss university of applied sciences with at least 180 ECTS or equivalent. A motivation letter and a portfolio are More

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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

Tentacular Writing. A Peer-to-Peer Writing Retreat

11–16 September 2022, public final presentations: 16 September | Tschlin, Graubünden | an ETH Zurich / EPFL Summer School for doctoral students. «It matters what stories we tell to tell other stories with; [it matters] (…) what thoughts think thoughts» (Haraway, 2016).

Imaginaries Exhibition

The Imaginaries exhibition edition, previously at the 2021 MAK Vienna Biennale, will travel to the 9th Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (UABB) Shenzhen, China from August to November 2022. The central theme is architectural responses and strategies in the context of global climate change.

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Platforms and Urbanism: Challenges for Urban Governance

Digital platforms are increasingly present in everyday urban life. This has meant an increasing infrastructuralisation of digital platforms, creating opportunities, but also challenges for cities and governments. During COVID-19, delivery platforms and delivery workers became a staple of urban landscapes, but what has this meant for urban governance?

Alter Botanischer Garten Zürich © Dennis Häusler, LUS, ETH Zürich

Festival «Sonic Topologies»

Das Festival Sonic Topologies erkundet die Zürcher Klanglandschaft in vielfältigen Hörerlebnissen. Vom 24. bis 26.6. finden Konzerte, Vorträge und Workshops im Alten Botanischen Garten, Reservoir Lyren, Wärmebad Käferberg und am Zürichsee statt. Internationale Expert*innen aus Klangkunst, Klangarchitektur und akustischer Ökologie entfalten die Akustik dieser Orte und eröffnen neue More

Archetypes of socio-ecological-technological-systems. © Sergio Wicki, IRL, PLUS, ETH Zürich

Archetypes of Socio-ecological-technological-systems for Managing Ecological Infrastructure

The Valpar.CH project assesses the current state of the ecological infrastructure (EI) as well as the basis for a functioning EI in the future. To examine EI and communicate results, we delineate archetypes by clustering socio-economic, ecological, and technological indicators using machine-learning techniques. Within the boundaries of the More

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Eine neue Schweizer Landschaftstypologie mit Deep Learning

Die Identifizierung und Definition von Landschaftstypen ist nicht nur für die Übertragbarkeit von Landschaftsplanungs- und Managementstrategien unerlässlich, sondern auch eine Anforderung der von der Schweiz ratifizierten Europäischen Landschaftskonvention. Landschaftstypologien werden in der Regel von Expert:innen oder mit Hilfe sogenannter unsupervised clustering Techniken erstellt. Die letztgenannten Methoden haben jedoch More

ETH Eisenbahnlabor

21. und 22. Mai 2022 | Tag der offenen Tür | Hangar des Airforce Center, Flugplatz Dübendorf.

«Not Just Roads» by Nitin Bathla and Klearjos E. Papanicolaou wins SAH Award for Film and Video

The SAH Award for Film and Video recognizes annually the most distinguished work of film or video on the history of the built environment. «Not Just Roads is a well-filmed, focused and nuanced take on the impact of highway building in contemporary India on the disenfranchised. The film brings More

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Agreement on Realisation of ‘Sarajevo Urban Transformation Project’ Signed

The agreement was signed by Prof. Hubert Klumpner from the Swiss Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich), Prof. Dr. Rifat Škrijelj, Rector of the University of Sarajevo (UNSA), Prof. Dr. Adnan Pašić from the Faculty of Architecture, University of Sarajevo (UNSA) and Faruk Muharemović, Director of the More

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Alpine Landscapes in Transformation: Infrastructure, Culture, and Climate

Symposium, 12 and 13 May 2022. Public event, registration until 29 April 2022. Research workshops, round tables and keynote. Climate change, energy 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 More

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Urban Research Incubator at ISTP Inaugurates New Interactive 3D Platform

The Urban Research Incubator at ISTP, researching public lighting, segregation, and security in two cities of the Global South (Cape Town and Bogota) created an interactive multi-user platform, making their research, policy briefs, and multimedia and immersive content more available. In doing so, they continue to engage in More

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ETH Zurich – Center for Sustainable Future Mobility

6 May 2022, registration deadline 15. April 2022, 08:00 | Kick-off Symposium | ETH Zürich, Centre, HG E3. The Center for Sustainable Future Mobility (CSFM) has been established at ETH Zurich in order to promote research on sustainable and future-proof traffic and transport systems.

Temporary Camp for the Reincorporation of Excombatants in Tierragrata, Colombia. Photo credits: Daniela Sanjinés, ETH Zürich

«School of Architecture for Reconciliation» Nominated for KITE Award

The first phase of this school, organised by ETH Wohnforum – ETH CASE, has been nominated for the prestigious KITE Award for Innovation in Learning and Technology, which honours the extraordinary efforts of teaching staff during the enforced remote teaching phase and showcases excellent examples of online teaching practice. On More

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disP 57/3, September 2021

disP – The Planning Review, Volume 57, Issue 3, September 2021 is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online.

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Agency in a Contemporary World: Towards an Actor-centred Planning?

The interrelationship between structure and agency has long been in the centre of the planning debate: the structuralist perspective focused on a regulatory structure as an arena for the manoeuvre of rational actors, while network-oriented post-structuralism exceeds such a rigid duality. However, as both approaches fail to fully More

L200 entrance showcasing two explanatory panels including the question «What is this?» (Was ist das?) and the main motto «Also your Space» (Auch Dein Raum)

Rhythmic Transformations: the L200 Hybrid Space in Zurich

A centrally located hybrid community space in Zurich, at Langstrasse 200, by the name L200, is being shaped since 2018 through a co-creation process, a series of self-organization experiments with an action-oriented participatory design process. By bridging a multitude of social worlds in a small lively place, L200 More

Eine Geschichte des gemeinschaftlichen Wohnens – Modelle des Zusammenlebens

29. März 2022, 18–19.30 Uhr | ETH Zürich, Hönggerberg, HIT H 13, Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 27.


www.avermaete.repository.ethz.ch is an open repository for the chair’s education, research, and publication activities. Next to the chair’s Instagram account, the website informs and inspires students and professionals using graphic material and represents each team member. The website also contains a virtual exhibition space on, for example, the student More

MAS Urban and Territorial Design 2022/23

Call for applications: 28 February to 31 May 2022 | ETH Zürich D-ARCH LUS and EPFL ENAC HRC joint programme.

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Denise Scott Brown (1931 - ) in Las Vegas, 1966, photo Robert Venturi.

The City in Theory – Her Agency

This seminar follows the work and life of a series of «female professionals» (architects, politicians, urban designers, journalists, editors, curators, philanthropists, etc.) in the post-war era who started to critically engage in discussions on urban design and actively contribute to the design of cities. By fully acknowledging the contributions More

Understanding «the how» of Transforming Urban Neighbourhoods with Serious Games

Transforming an urban neighbourhood for the better: Should it answer to societal and ecological needs; and be attractive and politically feasible; and sustainable? We developed a serious game for Hochdorf (Luzern, Switzerland) and Sompasaari (Helsinki, Finland) to investigate such tradeoffs. Here, we present some key lessons from observations More

Laufen Manifesto Global Meeting

22 – 24 July 2022 | Laufen, Germany. Building on the 2013 «The Laufen Manifesto», which called for the development humane design culture, this event will discuss the relevance of the ideas of the original Manifesto and encourage scrutiny, actions, and decisions on methods and goals with relevant leaders in the urban More

Under the Landscape. Boulouki – Itinerant Workshop on Traditional Building Techniques

26 – 29 June 2022 | Symposium | Santorini and Therasia, Greece. Keynote: Prof. Teresa Gali-Izard.

Sonic Topologies

24 to 26 June 2022 | Old Botanical Garden, Zurich (festival centre). The interdisciplinary symposium and sound festival «Sonic Topologies» explores the relationship between place, sound, and knowledge. Researchers, architects, and artists develop site-specific sonic contributions at different locations in the city of Zurich, which explore the acoustic, ecological, social, or historical characteristics More

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Agriculture de Non-Agir

5 May 2022, 12:45 – 15:30 | ETH Zürich, Oerlikon, Neunbrunnenstr. 50, ONA E 25. Lecturers: François Léger, Researcher, AgroParisTech & Prof. Teresa Gali-Izard.

Reflective Practitioners. Berichte und Reflexionen aus der Raumplanungspraxis

10./17./24./31. Mai, jeweils 17:30 – 19:00 Uhr, danach Apéro | ETH Zürich, Hönggerberg.

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30. November 2022, 18:00-20:00 | Ort: ETH Zürich, Zentrum, LEE D 101. Welche Lehren ziehen wir aus der Covid-Krise als Feldversuch für eine nachhaltigere Stadtlandschaft Schweiz?

Tête-à-Tête Lectures: Material Commons

9 March, 5 April, 3 May 2022 | ETH Zürich, Hönggerberg, HIT 31.1.

The City in Theory: Her Agency

Selected Thursdays 2022, 15:45 – 17:30 | ETH Zürich, Hönggerberg, HPT C 103.

Sessions on Territory – Urbanism & the Countryside AGRICULTURE

28 February – 16 May 2022, 16:00 – 18:00 | Lecture Series | hybrid: ETH Zürich, Oerlikon, Neunbrunnenstr. 50, ONA E7 / Zoom.

Agrarian Questions Under Extended Urbanisation

Starting 24 February 2022 on Thursdays, 16:00 – 18:00 | Elective Course / Urban Theory Seminar | ETH Zürich, Oerlikon, Neunbrunnenstr. 50, Fokushalle ONA E7.

Research Methods in Landscape and Urban Studies: Towards Sensory, Creative, and Imaginative Methodologies

Starting 24 February 2022 on Thursdays, 10:00 – 12:00 | Methodology Seminar | ETH Zürich, Oerlikon, Neunbrunnenstr. 50, ONA Design in Dialogue Lab.

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ACTION! On the Real City: Filmmaking of the Future – Urban Experiments in New Media Technology

Starting on 21 February 2022 on Mondays, 10:00 – 12:00 | Elective course | ETH Zurich, Oerlikon, Neunbrunnenstr. 50, ONA E16 / Online. Lecturers: Prof. Hubert Klumpner, Klearjos Eduardo Papanicolaou, Dr. Michael Walczak.

Keep it Living

17 March 2022, 12:45 – 15:30 | ETH Zurich, Oerlikon, Neunbrunnenstr. 50, ONA E 7. Lecturers: Tessa Peters, Director of Crop Stewardship, The Land Institute & Bonnie-Kate Walker, Research Associate, Chair of Being Alive.

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Climate Corridors Sarajevo

11 April 2022 | Exhibition | work and event space «Urban Design Studio Sarajevo», Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

More than Human. Cinema

7 March – 2 May | Film Screenings and Discussions.

Master of Science ETH in Landscape Architecture

Application open until 30 April 2022. We offer a new two-year master’s programme in landscape architecture at the Department of Architecture of ETH Zurich with a focus on the design and planning of open spaces and landscapes.