Research Projects Urban & Regional Planning

Land use planning is analyzed as a political process. We confront Swiss experiences with foreign contexts and practices. Each spatial intervention takes place within a tight web of existing rights and interests. To understand the full implication of a building act and to measure its impact on sustainability, it is important to know the rules of the game and to understand their implications. Power issues explain the fundamental difference between plan making and plan implementation.

Land policy
Housing policy
Large-scale land acquisitions
Cluster 'Telecoupled Resource Systems'