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Colloquium Avermaete: Urban Commons

Colloquium: Urban Commons: Exploring the Collective Architectural Resources of the City

3 April 2019, 09:30–15:30 | ETH Zurich, Hönggerberg, HIL E4. The architecture of the city has always been based on a set of common codes and conventions. Explicated in texts, drawings and models or tacitly defined as compositional principles, typological choices or construction modes, these codes and conventions Plus

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The City as Commons: A History of Architectural Codes and Convention

2 April 2019, 17:00–18:00 | ETH Zurich, Zentrum, Auditorium Maximum (HG F 30). Inaugural Lecture of Prof. Dr. Tom Avermaete. The architecture of the city has always been based on a set of common codes and conventions. Explicated in texts, drawings and models or tacitly defined as compositional Plus

Book launch: The Shopping Centre: A Malleable Type

13 March 2019, 17:00–19:00 | HIL H 40.4 (Plaza). To celebrate the publication of Acculturating the Shopping Centre and the soft­cover edition of Shopping Towns Europe, Prof. Margaret Crawford (UC Berkeley), Paul Robbrecht (Robbrecht en Daem architecten) and Thomas Volstorf (Riken Yamamoto; Field Shop) will give brief presentations Plus

Mariam Kamara, Francis Kéré, Anne Lacaton, Marc Angélil

5 March 2019, 18:00 | ETH Zurich, Hönggerberg, HIL E 4. This event is part of the IEA lecture series entitled «Affinity Architecture Africa». More information Organisation Institute for Urban Design, Chair of Architecture and Urban Design, Prof. Dr. Marc Angélil  

European – Southeast Asian Architectural Dialogue: Ker-Shing Ong (Lekker Architects Singapur) trifft Robin Winogrond (Studio Vulkan Zürich)

28. Februar 2019, 18:30 | Volkshaus Zürich, Stauffacherstr. 60. Die Diskussionspartner der nächsten Ausgabe des FCL Architekturdialogs sind beide im Bereich der Architektur und Landschaftsarchitektur tätig und stellen Themen wie Orte, Atmosphäre und Natur im urbanen Raum in den Vordergrund ihrer Arbeit. Anhand von Beispielen werden sie Motivation, Plus

Urban Research Symposium: Global Land – Sub/Urban Form

27 February 2019, 17:00–18:30 | ETH Zurich, Hönggerberg, HIL E 3. Speaker: Prof. Ute Lehrer (York University, CAN).

ABGESAGT! Abschiedsvorlesung Marcel Meili

ABGESAGT! Abschiedsveranstaltung Prof. Marcel Meili

Infrastrukturen sind die Architekturen der Berge – Zusammen Infrastruktur entwerfen? Es sprechen Jürg Conzett, Prof. Christian Schmid, Prof. Philip Ursprung und Prof. Günther Vogt

Frauen blicken auf die Stadt: Flyer Buchvernissage

Frauen blicken auf die Stadt. Architektinnen. Planerinnen. Reformerinnen. Theoretikerinnen des Städtebaus II

13. März, 18:30 Uhr | ZAZ Zentrum Architektur Zürich Höschgasse 3, 8008 Zürich. Buchvernissage Begrüssung: Beatrice Aebi, Präsidentin frau und sia Sandra König und Alexa Bodammer, Organisatorinnen frau + net Dialogische Lesung mit Katia Frey, Marie-Anne Lerjen und Eliana Perotti Anschliessend Apéro

Urban Research Symposium: Global Land – Sub/Urban Form

27 February 2019, 17:00–18:30 | ETH Zurich, Hönggerberg, HIL E 3. Speaker: Prof. Ute Lehrer (York University, CAN). Ute Lehrer has been involved in comparative urban research on Zurich, Frankfurt, Berlin, Los Angeles and Toronto, investigating new urban forms, processes of spectacularization and megaprojects. Recently she has been part of the project «Global Plus

New Perspectives in Spatial Development

21/22 February | ETH Zurich, Hönggerberg. 21 February | HIT E 51 08:00–08:45 Dr. Emanuele Strano, MindEarth, Switzerland: «Complex networks and spatial planning across time and scales» 09:15–10:00 Dr. Franziska Sielker, University of Cambridge, Department of Land Economy, Great Britain and Northern Ireland: «Thinking and Acting in Areas of Plus

The Disappearance of Robin Hood

Screening and panel discussion on Monday 11 March, 20:00 – 22:00 | Kino Kosmos, Zurich. London, 1972 – the city is growing, and with it the need to house working populations. Post-war values of social welfare make experimenting with new forms of housing possible, ushering in an era of Plus

Elective course: ACTION! On the Real City – CAMPUS: Sensory Ethnograpgy of Educational Space

On Mondays, 10:00 – 12:00 | ETH Zurich, Oerlikon, ONA E16, Neunbrunnenstrasse 50, 8050 Zurich. Lecturers: Hubert Klumpner with Klearjos Eduardo Papanicolaou The elective course «Action! On the Real City – CAMPUS: Sensory Ethnography of Educational Space» develops new forms of urban literacy in learning from the complex, Plus

Design Studio Autumn 2018 – Urban Prototype: Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

On Tuesdays and Wednesdays 08:00 – 18:00 | ETH Zurich, Oerlikon, ONA E25, Neunbrunnenstrasse 50, 8050 Zurich. The Urban Prototype studio will address environmental issues and social inequality by exploring urban resettlement strategies and knowledge transfer spaces through new urban and building typologies in the context of the Plus

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Lecture courses «Urban Design I/II – Urban Stories» and «Urban Design III/IV – Urban Stories»

On Thursdays 08:00 – 09:30 | ETH Zurich, Oerlikon, ONA E7, Neunbrunnenstrasse 50, 8050 Zurich. How did the cities develop that we live in now? Which urban plans, instruments, visions, political decisions, economic reasonings, cultural inputs and social organization have been used to operate in urban settlements in Plus

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disP 54/4, December 2018

disP – The Planning Review, Volume 54, Issue 4, December 2018 is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online.

Prof. Michael Neuman, Sustainable Urbanism, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, University of Westminster.

Sustainable Urbanism

Guest: Prof. Michael Neuman, Professor of Sustainable Urbanism, School of Architecture and Cities. 14. November 2019, mid-afternoon / early evening. More information to follow as soon as available. Michael Neuman is Professor of Sustainable Urbanism in the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Plus

Soziale Netzwerke und Treffen in Tokio

Freitag, 1. März 2019, 11:00-12:00 Uhr | ETH Zürich, Hönggerberg, HIL F 36.1.

BT North, Swiss Federal Council Member Ignazio Cassis and Professor Hubert Klumpner, January 2019 (ETHZ U-TT / Michele de Villiers)

Ignazio Cassis Visits Empower Shack

Swiss Federal Council member Ignazio Cassis visited the site of the Empower Shack Project in the township of Khayelitsha in South Africa, meeting Prof. Hubert Klumpner on site. Together with the Swiss Ambassador, they spoke at length about the project’s potential to reshape housing policy in post-apartheid South Plus

Freek Persyn. Foto: Hochparterre

Freek Persyn appointed as Full Professor of Architecture und Urban Transformation

On the recommendation of ETH President Lino Guzzella, the ETH Board has appointed Prof. Freek Persyn (*1974), currently Visiting Professor at the University of Hasselt and co-owner and founding partner of the well-known architecture firm 51N4E, Brussels, Belgium, as Full Professor of Architecture and Urban Transformation.

Bryan Adey. Foto: ETH Zürich

Bryan Adey appointed as Full Professor of Infrastructure Management

On the recommendation of ETH President Lino Guzzella, the ETH Board has appointed Professor Bryan Adey (*1972), currently Associate Professor at ETH Zurich, as Full Professor of Infrastructure Management.

Syntheseplan Kanderwasser. © Professur Marcel Meili, ETH Zürich

Ausstellungseröffnung mit Diskussionsrunde Masterarbeit «Kanderwasser»

23. Januar 2018, 18:00 Uhr | Architekturforum Thun, Konzepthalle 6, Scheibenstrasse 6. Im Rahmen einer durch Ingenieure, Architekten, Landschaftsarchitekten und Hydrologen begleiteten Masterarbeit wurde eine mögliche Retentionslandschaft oberhalb von Thun entworfen. Die Masterarbeit von Marc Over, Silvio Koch und Matheo Michels wird vom 23. Januar bis 6. Februar 2019 in Thun Plus

Smarte Züge ohne Lokführer

Autonome Züge kommen – wobei: eigentlich sind sie schon da, sagt Francesco Corman. Nur wird das öffentlich kaum diskutiert, obschon der fahrerlose Schienenverkehr viele Vorteile brächte. Artikel im Zukunftsblog der ETH Zürich

Kees Christiaanse, Professor für Architektur und Städtebau an der ETH Zürich, erhält den ULI Germany Leadership Award 2018 in der Kategorie Stadtplanung. Foto: Hochparterre

Kees Christiaanse erhält den ULI Germany Leadership Award 2018 in der Kategorie Stadtplanung

Der Preis wird jährlich vom Urban Land Institute Germany für bedeutende Persönlichkeiten aus Immobilienbranche und Politik vergeben, die sich durch besonderes Engagement und Mut für eine nachhaltige Stadtentwicklung und mehr Lebensqualität in den urbanen Zentren Deutschlands eingesetzt haben.

Lori Brown: Between the Academy and Activism

Between the Academy and Activism

13. Dezember 2018, 17:00 Uhr | ETH Zürich Hönggerberg, HIL E6. Vortrag von Lori Brown, Professor für Architektur, Syracuse University (NY). Lori Brown’s lecture, «Between the Academy + Activism,» will discuss her research and the opportunities it has unexpectedly created in real-world engagement and activism, bringing architecture out into broader current Plus

Future Cities Lab: European – South East Asian Architectural Dialogue

28. Februar 2019, 18:30 Uhr. Volkshaus Zürich, Stauffacherstrasse 60, blauer Saal. In der nächsten Begegnung im Rahmen der Future Cities Lab Architekturdialoge diskutieren Robin Winogrond vom Studio Vulkan in Zürich und Ker-Shing Ong von Lekker Architects in Singapur. Natur und Landschaft im heutigen urbanen Umfeld sind ein zentrales Plus

Mit Keynote von Prof. Dr. Saskia Sassen, eine der bedeutendsten Soziologinnen der Gegenwart. Foto: zvg

ETH Forum Wohnungsbau: LAND NUTZEN! Wie Städte gerechter wachsen und lebenswert bleiben können

Freitag, 5. April 2019, 9–17 Uhr, im Auditorium Maximum der ETH Zürich, Rämistrasse 101. Dieser Anlass findet statt zusammen mit dem «Shareland Doctoral Colloquium» (6. April 2019). Um Arbeit, Freizeit und Wohnen möglichst nahe zu verbinden, zieht es immer mehr Menschen in Städte und ihre Agglomerationen. Vielerorts wird Plus

Homo economicus oder doch nicht?

11. Dezember 2018, 13:30-14:30 | Lecture by Prof. S. Hess, University of Leeds: Homo economicus vs the reptilian brain: bridging the gap between choice modelling, mathematical psychology and neuro-science.

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Shareland Doctoral Colloquium

5th and 6th April 2019, a linked two-day event with the ETH Forum Wohnungsbau. Featuring an interdisciplinary panel of 24 PhD’s and Post-Docs engaging with the topics ‘Sharing’, ‘Co-Creating’, and ‘Dwelling’, the Shareland Doctoral Conference will debate new frameworks for understanding cities, housing, and land distribution today. Sign Plus

Podiumsgespräch Zürich verteidigen

Zürich verteidigen: Das Erbe des Zweiten Weltkriegs

Podiumsgespräch am Dienstag, 4. Dezember 2018, von 19:30 – ca. 21:30 Uhr. Die Limmatstellung ist heute kaum mehr bekannt. Deshalb werden wir mit zwei versierten Historikern über die damalige und die heutige Bedeutung der 111 Bunker für Zürich diskutieren.

Joris Van Wezemael und Markus Nollert

Führungslose Schweizer Raumentwicklung?

Viel zu reden gab die Tatsache, dass der Fachbereich Raumentwicklung am Institut für Raum- und Landschaftsentwicklung der ETH Zürich nach der Emeritierung von Prof. Dr. Bernd Scholl nicht nahtlos von einer vollen Professur übernommen wurde, wie dies anfänglich der Plan war. PD Dr. Joris Van Wezemael und Dr. Plus

Various Swiss municipalities will experience different changes in population due to AVs. © Myra Rotermund

Autonomous Vehicles as Reactivators for Peripheral Areas

Self-driving vehicles (AVs) will dissolve the boundaries between individual and public transport, changing the attractiveness of different areas as residential locations. The lack of public transport services in peripheral communities is currently leading to population decreases despite great (financial) efforts (e.g. Albinen VS). The aim of this study Plus

Neighbour preference calculation. © U-TT, ETH Zurich.

Digital Planning Tools and «Focal Practices»

The experiences gained from designing and implementing digital tools that aim to replicate an urban development methodology allows a critical reflection on the limits of emerging planning technology. These limits become clear when assessing how successful the technology is in enhancing the «focal practices» (Borgmann 1984) of participants Plus

Mobility Pricing

Beginning in 2019, the Transport Planning group at IVT, in corporation with the University of Basel and the ZHAW will undertake a large-scale empirical study of mobility behaviour in Switzerland. Using a mobile app, participants will record their daily mobility and receive feedback and suggestions. The research is Plus

Automated Taxis would likely revolutionize urban mobility. Zapp2Photo/ shutterstock.com

Induced Demand: Modelling the Potential Impacts of Automated Vehicles in Zurich

How automated vehicles will affect the transport system and travel behavior is still very much an open research question. A recently completed 2 year project at the Institute for Transport Planning aimed to quantify the future impacts of automated vehicles and car-sharing using both surveys and agent-based simulation Plus

ProbandInnen gesucht – Visualisierungen von Landschaften mit Virtual Reality-Brillen

Im Rahmen einer Masterarbeit am PLUS testen wir verschiedene Methoden zur Visualisierung von peri-urbanen Landschaften. Die Visualisierungen werden in einer Virtual Reality-Brille gezeigt, dabei wird mit einem Sensor am Finger die Hautleitfähigkeit gemessen. Für unsere Studie suchen wir Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer, die im Februar 2019 während ca. einer Plus

MntPath – Modelling Future Pathways of Mountain Regions

The objective of the project MtnPATHS is to explore adaptation pathways to reach sustainable futures in Swiss upper Valais (Visp & the Saastal) and French Alps (Lautaret). Visions for such futures and pathways to reach them will be defined and explored through participatory modelling integrating ecosystem services and climate adaptation services.

Modelling Place-making to Enable the Transformation of Spaces into Places

Unprecedented urbanization is threatening landscape diversity, bringing along new social and environmental problems thus calling for an active and creative landscape shaping process. The ERC-project GLOBESCAPE of Adrienne Grêt-Regamey will generate novel insights into how people add value and meaning to place by using physiological measurements to inform Plus

The students of the «Robotic Landscapes» design studio experiment with the Autonomous Walking Excavator developed at the NCCR Digital Fabrication by the Robotic Systems Lab of Prof. Marco Hutter, ETH Zurich. Its capabilities form the basis of the studio’s research on future digital landscape fabrication. © ETH Zurich

Robotic Landscapes: Designing Natural and Robotic Formation Processes in Dynamic Terrains

By investigating the potential of on-site robotic construction and grading methods, students explore the design space for robotic terrain modeling in hazard landscapes in responds to droughts, floods and landslides. Using state of the art terrain modeling methods combined with the simulation of dynamic natural processes, the studio Plus

111 BUNKER Entdecke das verborgene Zürich

111 BUNKER. Entdecke das verborgene Zürich!

Ausstellung im ZAZ Zentrum Architektur Zürich, 17.11.18 – 28.02.19. Vernissage am 16. November, 18:00 Uhr. Das Zentrum Architektur Zürich lädt Sie ein, Zürich neu kennenzulernen. Die Ausstellung wirft einen Blick auf das Zürich von 1939 nach dem Ausbruch des Zweiten Weltkriegs und zeigt Ihnen, welche Spuren dieser Zeit noch Plus

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Landscape Record Club

Vinyl listening sessions at the AudioVisual Lab (HIL H 40.5), Wednesdays 19:00 (duration: 20-40 min). Field Recordings / Experimental Acoustics / Landscape Drone Music / Architectural Ambient / Site-specific Noise.

Patrick Bonzanigo der neue Studienkoordinator und Anita Grams, die Fortgehende, Studentinnen der Raumplanung unterrichtend. Foto Philipp Neff

Ab 2019 leitet Patrick Bonzanigo den MAS Raumplanung ETH

Patrick Bonzanigo wird Studienkoordinator der Weiterbildungen in Raumplanung an der ETH Zürich. Anita Grams wird Bähnlerin, sie wechselt ins Management der SBB.

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disP 54/3, October 2018

disP – The Planning Review, Volume 54, Issue 3, October 2018 is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online.

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UNBUILT Belgrade: A Project for «Public Landscape»

The project on the unbuilt focuses on the urban body composed from many open landscapes found within the city of Belgrade. These diverse sites of vital ecological resources, productive lands and recreational spaces, have evolved throughout history as urban «voids» within the city fabric. As an antidote to Plus

Master of Advanced Studies ETH Urban Design 2019/20

Application window: 1 January to 30 April 2019. The Master of Advanced Studies in Urban Design ETH is a research and design laboratory for testing new models for the pro-active development of urban territories in a globalized world.

Prefab society

Research seminar (Wahlfach) on 7 December 2018, 18:00 (final presentation) | ETH Zürich Hönggerberg, HIL H 40.4. The research seminar aims to analyze examples of Swiss modular buildings dating from the 1940s to 1970s using diverse empirical material. The main focus is on the interaction between built and social / cultural structures: how do Plus

Territiorial Design in Histories, Theories and Projects «Architecture of Territory»

Architecture of Territory. Territorial Design in Histories, Theories and Projects

Core Course on Thursdays, starting 20 September, 10:00–12:00 | ETH Zurich, Oerlikon, ONA E7, Neunbrunnenstr. 50. This lecture series sets up the agenda for widening the disciplinary field of architecture and urbanism from their focus on the city, or the urban in the narrow sense, to wider territorial scales, which correspond to Plus

People at the Centre! From Cooperative Housing to Liveable Neighbourhoods

Lecture Series from 4 October 2018 the following Thursdays: 04.10, 18.10., 08.11., 29.11., 13.12. | 17:15–18:45 | ETH Zurich Hönggerberg, HIL E 67, Rote Hölle. Public lecture series coordinated and moderated by Dr. Jennifer Duyne Barenstein, ETH Wohnforum – ETH CASE. This public lecture series focuses on the role of housing Plus

People at the Centre! Housing issues, challenges & strategies in the Global South

Lecture Series (Wahlfach) from 24 September 2018, on Mondays, 14:00–15:45 | ETH Zurich Hönggerberg, HIL F 10.3. Coordinated and moderated by Dr. Jennifer Duyne Barenstein, ETH Wohnforum – ETH CASE. The aim of this elective course is to sensitize students about the specific urban development and housing challenges in the Global South. Plus

Sessions on Territory Ecology

Sessions on Territory – Urbanism and the Anthropocene: Ecology

Lecture Series: 6 Sessions on selected Mondays, 16:00–18:00 | ETH Zurich Oerlikon, ONA Focushalle E7, Neunbrunnenstr. 50. Sessions on Territory is a series of public debates on the political economy of architecture and territory. Focusing on how the epoch of the Anthropocene reframes our conceptions of the urban and shapes new ecologies, the Plus

Extended Urbanization – ein Forschungsseminar

Wahlfach ab 21. September 2018, 12:45–14:30 | ETH Hönggerberg, HCP E 47.1. Dozierende: Christian Schmid, Lindsay Blair Howe. Heute wird die Stadtforschung mit immer ausgereifteren Urbanisierungsprozessen konfrontiert, die sich auch weit entfernt von Agglomerationen, urbanen Regionen und sogar Megacity-Regionen entfalten. Die Urbanisierung hat einen planetaren Massstab angenommen: Neuartige Formen der Urbanisierung kristallisieren sich in verschiedensten Landschaften Plus