Strategies of sustainable urban development

The goal of this interdisciplinary research project, involving one Swiss team and one Cuban team, is to work out future-oriented strategies for Havana’s urban development and traffic planning taking account of living quality, health and environmental compatibility. This project is financed by the State Secretary for Education and Research (SER) among others. The sociology lectureship is involved in the overall project management.

A follow-up project is already in preparation, in cooperation with the Transdisciplinary Case Study Research Group (TCSR) of the Institute for Human-Environment-Systems (HES) at ETH Zurich. This project will provide a methodological basis for integrated planning in Cuba and allow the systematic validation of already developed strategies.

Selected Projects