URBAN SOCIOLOGY LABORATORY
Confinement increased inequalities
A survey carried out by the EPFL, the Idiap Research Institute and the Institute of Psychology of the University of Lausanne reveals that this spring's period of semi-confinement has deepened inequalities between men and women, but strengthened confidence in the authorities. Many media talk about it today.
Technology serving the city
Barcelona presents itself as a smart city. Will technology solve our urban problems? Vincent Kaufmann, director of the Urban Sociology Laboratory, joined a discussion on this question.
Employers called in for quarantine assistance
What is the role of companies in the application of safety instructions, especially for employees returning from a country at risk? Pascal Viot, a researcher at EPFL's Urban Sociology Laboratory, believes in individual responsibility. Read more in the Tribune de Genève.
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.