URBAN SOCIOLOGY LABORATORY
Leman Express, the project of the century
Vincent Kaufmann and Marc Antoine Messer, respectively Director and Lecturer at the Urban Sociology Laboratory, are both involved in a documentary on Léman Bleu. "This 56-minute film retraces the history of the construction of the CEVA project up to the opening of the Léman Express," reads the website.
Honorary Professor Michel Bassand has sadly passed away
The ENAC Faculty regrets to announce the death on 12 January 2021, at the age of 83, of Michel Bassand, professor at EPFL from 1976 to 2002. He leaves a considerable and multifaceted body of work.
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.