URBAN SOCIOLOGY LABORATORY
Slow mobility and public transport attract the Vaud population
The Urban Sociology Laboratory (LASUR) of the EPFL has conducted a survey on the mobility practices of the population in Vaud and on their perception of transportation means. As a result, over the past decade the people in Vaud have become more multimodal. While the car still plays a dominant role, public transport and walking have become part of the way people think. "24 Heutes" and "20 Minutes" talk about it.
COVID, a social injunction to renewal?
Vincent Kaufmann, director of the Urban Sociology Laboratory, speaks in Fémina about how the Coronavirus pandemic is likely to transform our daily habits, including mobility.
The Braillard Architects Foundation, Metrolab Brussels (LOCI-UCLouvain) and the Urban Sociology Laboratory of EPFL LASUR invite you to the second session of its conference cycle “Dessiner la transition III”.
A new nationwide study being conducted jointly by EPFL, the Idiap Research Institute and the University of Lausanne (UNIL) aims to understand the emotional effects of the lockdown on Swiss residents and what steps they are taking to cope with it. The findings will be used to develop better support strategies for the future.
Situated within the ENAC Faculty, the LASUR celebrated its 15th anniversary this autumn. From the contextualization of former research conducted by the LASUR these past 15 years, this event aimed to question the role of social sciences within engineering and architecture schools, and the contemporary issues of a sociological thinking of the city. Researchers from different disciplines and fields shared their vision about the role of social sciences in the field of urban studies nowadays.