Difference-Oriented Urban Planning (DiffUrb)

Cities are characterised by pluralism of people and uses. This fact is becoming increasingly relevant in the practice of urban planning. The handling of differences of life conditions and spatial and temporal use is frequently based on an understanding that looks at only a single feature such as Continua

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.

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.

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

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

Size Matters

The use and misuse of statistical significance in discrete choice models in the transportation academic literature.

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.

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.

Future Cities Laboratory Indicia 03

This third and final volume in the Indicia book series presents the results of the Future Cities Laboratory research programme in the form of actions for sustainable city-making.

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 Continua

ETH Eisenbahnlabor

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

Das Eisenbahnbetriebslabor der ETH Zürich

Archive und Akteure: Die Geschichte des Spiels mit der Modellbahn an einer Universität

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.

CAS Verkehrsingenieurwesen

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An Experimental Urban Case Study with Various Data Sources and a Model for Traffic Estimation

Any traffic management strategy relies on an accurate estimation of the current traffic state within a network at any give time.

COVID-19 as a Window of Opportunity for Cycling: Evidence from the First Wave.

As in virtually every other city around the world, Swiss cities of Zurich and Basel saw changes in everyday mobility patterns with the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdowns that ensued.

Ride Comfort Assessment for Automated Vehicles Utilizing a Road Surface Model and Monte Carlo Simulations

Increased travel with automated vehicles (AVs) in the future requires that we ensure that the ride is comfortable for its passengers.

disP 57/2, June 2021

disP – The Planning Review, Volume 57, Issue 2, June 2021 (Special) is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online. A Flat Ontology in Spatial Planning

Verkehrs-Pricing im Feldversuch

Verkehrsteilnehmende verändern ihr Verhalten, wenn sie für Kosten ihrer Mobilität aufkommen müssen, die bisher die Allgemeinheit bezahlt. Das zeigt das bisher grösste Pricing-​Experiment im Schweizer Agglomerationsverkehr von Forschenden der Universität Basel, der ETH Zürich und der ZHAW. Artikel in den ETH News lesen

Neues Team – MAS Raumplanung

Eine neue Leitung des MAS DAS CAS in Raumplanung hat mit 32 Studierenden in das neue Semester gestartet. Der neue Studiendelegierte ist PD Dr. Joris Van Wezemael und die Studienleitung hat Andreas Rupf übernommen. Weitere Informationen. Anmeldedeadline für den CAS: 10.01.-30.04.21. Kontakt: Andreas Rupf

Recovery Preparedness of Global Air Transport Influenced by COVID-19 Pandemic: Policy Intervention Analysis

This work studies the disruption that COVID-19 has caused to the global air transport industry and provides some probabilistic approaches to estimate the time of recovery.

A GIS-based Model of Outdoor Thermal Comfort: Case Study for Zurich

How far will you walk when it gets hot? The global climate is warming at a rapid pace, and cities around the globe are confronted with increasing temperatures. In this work, we study how the future climate will affect urban walkability in Zurich by modeling the thermoregulatory functions Continua

Urban Design and the Technological Shift in Transportation

In recent years technological innovations in transportation, such as automated vehicles (AVs), mobility-as-a-service, electric and connected vehicles, have been garnering attention. Some advocates liken the emergence of these technologies to a ‘revolution’ in transportation, while critics characterise this as a gross exaggeration. Despite the uncertainties in technological development, Continua

Controllo del traffico indipendente dai modi di trasporto

Gli sviluppi futuri della mobilità poggiano in larghissima parte su una complementarità e commistione di modi di trasporto. Da questo punto di vista è estremamente interessante la potenziale utilità (ad es. sociale ed economica) di una gestione della mobilità che abbracci tutti i modi di trasporto. I pendolari Continua

Valutazione dell’autocontrollo

In considerazione della crescente domanda di mobilità e soprattutto al fine di ridurre i problemi che ne derivano nelle regioni urbane, come formazione di code, perdite di tempo, influssi negativi sull’ambiente ecc., negli ultimi decenni è stato sviluppato e implementato un gran numero di approcci alla gestione del Continua

Time to Green [Tempo prima della fase verde]

Di fronte ai recenti sviluppi in ambito viario, il Dipartimento del traffico [Dienstabteilung Verkehr, DAV] della città di Zurigo è interessato all’equipaggiamento e alla preparazione dei propri sistemi di gestione del traffico in vista dell’era V2X. Sulla base dei vari progetti presentati nell’ambito di conferenze IST, il DAV Continua

SODA – Controllo del traffico autorganizzato, distribuito e adattivo

Questo progetto di ricerca ha come obiettivo principale lo sviluppo di un sistema di gestione del traffico intelligente, funzionante in maniera automatica, distribuita e autorganizzata per il controllo di (i) segnaletica stradale luminosa e (ii) instradamento con i sensori avanzati più recenti sulla base di dati campionati come Continua

OptFlow – Stima del tempo di percorrenza con sensori a videocamera FLIR

I sensori innovativi possiedono un elevato potenziale nel campo della gestione del traffico in città. Negli ultimi tempi hanno assunto una notevole importanza soprattutto le videocamere termiche, che si intende ora utilizzare presso il Dipartimento del traffico [Dienstabteilung Verkehr, DAV] della città di Zurigo. La rilevazione di tempi Continua

RECCE – Stima e controllo in tempo reale del traffico autostradale

Questo progetto si concentra sullo sviluppo di soluzioni di controllo integrate (ovvero conteggio sulle rampe [ramp metering, RM] coordinato e limiti di velocità variabili [variable speed limits, VSL]) per la gestione delle code sulle reti autostradali. Un’efficiente soluzione in tempo reale di questo problema richiede lo sviluppo di Continua

Neues Center für nachhaltige Mobilität der Zukunft lanciert

Zukunftsfähige Verkehrs- und Transportsysteme sind gefragt, die das Ziel unterstützen, die Treibhausgasemissionen bis 2050 auf Netto Null zu senken und erneuerbare Energiequellen zu nutzen. Die ETH-Schulleitung hat der Gründung des neuen «Center for Sustainable Future Mobility» (CSFM) als Kompetenzzentrum der ETH Zürich zugestimmt und eine Anschubfinanzierung für vier Continua

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

Video jetzt online! In einem Dialog für Praxis und Hochschulen nahm das Netzwerk Stadt und Landschaft (NSL) der ETH Zürich am 11. November im Volkshaus Zürich eine Standortbestimmung für die räumliche Entwicklung in der Schweiz vor. Ausgangspunkt bildeten Erkenntnisse aus der Pandemiesituation, Hintergrund der Klimawandel. Die Tagung war Continua

Modeling, Estimation, and Control in Large-scale Urban Road Networks with Remaining Travel Distance Dynamics 

What if Trip Lengths are not Homogeneous? In this work, together with the colleagues at EPFL, we study how trip lengths heterogeneity can affect the aggregated dynamics on a network-level approach.

Dr. Anastasios Kouvelas | Ingegneria e controllo del traffico

Il Dr. Anastasios Kouvelas è il direttore del gruppo di ricerca Ingegneria e controllo del traffico presso l’Istituto per la pianificazione del traffico e per i sistemi di trasporto (IVT), Dipartimento di Ingegneria civile, ambientale e geomatica del Politecnico federale di Zurigo (da agosto 2018). Prima di entrare a far parte dell’IVT, è stato ricercatore presso l’Urban Transport Systems Laboratory (LUTS) all’EPFL (2014–2018) e post-dottorando presso Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology (PATH) all’Università della California a Berkeley (2012–2014).

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.

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 Continua

COVID-19 and the Dilemma of Transport Policy Making

This short paper sets out the basic dilemma of transport policy making today, as how to strike the balance between the benefits of accessibility and the induced externalities in terms of sprawl, greenhouse gas emissions and congestion. The impacts of the Corona19 pandemic sharpens the dilemma.

The Role of Information to Passengers in Public Transport Disruptions

During public transport disruptions, the performance of the public transport network is degraded due to unexpected events, resulting in delays and inconvenience for passengers. Therefore, the infrastructure managers and operating companies typically generate a new public transport timetable, called disposition timetable, to reduce passengers’ delays, thereby limiting a Continua

Communicating Railway Delays and Adjusted Timetables: the Role of Incomplete Information to Passengers in Railway Operations

In case of railway delays, train operating companies update the planned timetable to the actual disturbed conditions to keep offering high quality services to travellers. Passengers face an adjusted service, and corrective actions (a disposition timetable). This communication is often assumed to be perfect, complete and immediate, which Continua

Influenza delle variabili non legate al trasporto sulla scelta dei mezzi di trasporto (SVI 2015/007)

Finora nella pianificazione e nella politica dei trasporti è stata prestata scarsa attenzione agli effetti sulla scelta dei mezzi di trasporto delle variabili non legate al trasporto – ovvero anche delle caratteristiche non direttamente misurabili, qualitative e cognitivo-emozionali di nuclei familiari e singoli. Se nella pratica si conoscessero Continua

Soluzioni di ripiego adottate dagli utenti di treni e pullman nel trasporto a lunga distanza in Svizzera

Questo progetto di ricerca studia le soluzioni di ripiego adottate dagli abitanti della Svizzera tedesca e francese relativamente ai viaggi in pullman e treno nel sistema di trasporto pubblico a lunga distanza svizzero (almeno 50 km). Nell’ambito di un esperimento di scelta basato sui viaggi a lunga distanza Continua

MOBIS-COVID-19. Abitudini di mobilità in Svizzera – Uno studio sul Coronavirus

Per rallentare la diffusione del Coronavirus, alla popolazione è stato ordinato di restare a casa il più possibile. Questa misura ha avuto quindi un forte impatto sulle nostre abitudini di mobilità quotidiana. Ma chi ne è interessato e come? Il progetto di ricerca MOBIS-COVID-19, un’iniziativa del Politecnico Federale Continua

Monitoraggio basato su agenti della diffusione di malattie con modelli dinamici delle abitudini di viaggio durante una pandemia

Les modèles de diffusion constituent un outil essentiel pour coordonner la réaction face à une épidémie. Leurs résultats aident les décisionnaires à formuler des stratégies de vaccination et de tests ou à déterminer des quarantaines ou des quasi quarantaines, ainsi que les récentes «mesures exceptionnelles». Ce projet améliorera Continua

MaaS Bundle Design

Mobility service bundling has received a lot of attention recently due to its centrality to Mobility as a Service (MaaS) business models and potential to foster sustainable travel behavior. Despite an increasing number of academic studies and commercial trials, however, there is a surprising dearth of research on Continua

Urban Design and the Technological Shift in Transportation

18 November 2020 | Webinar | Time: 10:00–11:30. How can urban design steer the impacts of technological disruptions in the transport sector?

Bahninfrastrukturen. Planen – Entwerfen – Realisieren – Erhalten

Die intensive Planungs- und Bautätigkeit im Bahnbereich äussert sich in einem breiten Interesse an einem Einführungswerk. Dieses Buch ist auf Grundlage jahrzehntelanger Tätigkeit in Lehre und Forschung entstanden. Die Struktur folgt – nach einer übergreifenden Einleitung – dem Lebenszyklus einer Infrastruktur, von der Planung über die Realisierung bis Continua

Are Our Cities Green Enough in Times of a Pandemic?

Green city areas are under pressure. Compact cities aim to reduce land consumption outside cities, but densification puts pressure on urban green areas. Will the existing green areas suffice for the increased demand during pandemics such as COVID-19? Using recent mobility data before and during the pandemic, we Continua

Largest Multi-city Traffic Dataset «UTD19» is now Publically Available!

Over the last four years, the Institute for Transportation Planning and Systems (IVT) at ETH Zurich and CITIES at NYU Abu Dhabi have gathered urban traffic data from over 40 cities worldwide, including London, Tokyo, and Zurich. In total, almost 5 billion vehicles covering a combined time span Continua

Mobilitätsverhalten vor/nach/während Covid-19

Der neueste Bericht des Mobilitätsverhaltens in der Schweiz, zum besseren Verständnis der Auswirkungen des Coronavirus, ist nun online. Beachten Sie vor allem die neuen Ergebnisse zu den PW-Geschwindigkeiten und der Wirkung des «home office» über die Wochen.

The role of information availability to passengers in public transport disruptions: An agent-based simulation approach

In public transport disruptions, a key relation between the services of operating company and passengers’ satisfaction is the disseminated information. This paper proposes rigorous mathematical descriptions to describe the effects of information availability to passengers, including the user equilibrium and non-equilibrium solutions.

Mobility Behaviour in Switzerland: Coronavirus Study

To slow down the spread of the coronavirus, the population has been instructed to stay at home if possible. This measure consequently has a major impact on our daily mobility behaviour. But who is being affected, and how?