URBAN SOCIOLOGY LABORATORY
Do public benches encourage walking?
In an article on benches, "La Liberté" mentions the research of Renate Albrecher, scientific assistant at the Laboratory of Urban Sociology of the EPFL, on the role of these public benches in promoting walking.
Transformation within cities
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed public space and continues to change it. Marc-Antoine Messer, urban planner and lecturer at the EPFL, analyses the situation for RTS.
New relationships to space and time
Vincent Kaufmann and Luca Pattaroni, sociologists at EPFL, are among the authors of the books "Saturations" and "Manifeste pour une politique des rythmes". They published an opinion on this subject in the French newspaper "La Tribune". For the past year, the new temporal and spatial limits of our lives have been evolving in line with the pandemic. The crisis situation is prompting introspection, which is taking the form of professional reconversions, moves, separations and, more generally, changes in life.
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.