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Situated within the EPFL and the ENAC Faculty (Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering), the LASUR researches the social conditions that produce and appropriate cities or territories, collaborating intensively with its partners in engineering and architecture. The LASUR confronts urban phenomena through the mobility capacities of its actors. In this perspective, the principal research themes are daily mobility, residential history, the dynamics of suburbanization and gentrification, public space, and network management.

The Laboratory of Urban Sociology is active in the field of research through research projects, Ph.D. theses and various expertises. All of these works, either in progress or completed, are presented on the left menu.