Completed expertise

Test planning – Geneva 2040 Municipal Master Plan.

Participation as an expert on the issues of the productive city within the follow-up of the Test Planning related to the establishment of the PDCom Geneva 2040, directed by the Studio Vigano. The test planning brought together the following teams: ALINE, RAUM404, MAYOR & BOSCH, KCAP.

Period : 2021 – 2022

Scientific manager : Luca Pattaroni

Partnership : Studio Vigano

Member of the Board of Experts, master concept Chamblioux – Bertigny

Participation in the expert board on the parallel study mandate for the Chamblioux-Bertigny master concept in Fribourg.

Period : 2019 – 2020

Project director / coordinator : Vincent Kaufmann

Partnership : Urbaplan

Funding / mandator : État de Fribourg

Global mobility market in the Greater Geneva: nature and size

Spatial analysis of the volume of trips made by mode of transportation within the Greater Geneva agglomeration.

Period : 2020

Project director / coordinator : Vincent Kaufmann

LASUR team : Marc-Edouard Schultheiss

Partnership : Mobil’homme

Funding / mandator : Transports Publics Genevois

Prospective visions for Greater Geneva. Living in the city landscape in the 21st century. Project: “Du sol et du travail”

Participation in the consultation of the Fondation Braillard Architectes on Greater Geneva in one of the seven multidisciplinary teams selected, with a project entitled “Du sol et du travail” led by the EPFL Habitat Research Centre.

Period : 2018 – 2020

Project director / coordinator : Paola Viganò (LAB-U)

LASUR team : Vincent Kaufmann, Luca Pattaroni

Partnership : Habitat Research Center

Funding / mandator : Fondation Braillard Architectes

Mobility in the Canton of Vaud on the 2040 horizon

Based on the different perspectives of politics, governance, research, industry, economy, infrastructure and transport planning, this project aims to establish mobility scenarios on the 2040 horizon for the canton of Vaud. The study highlights the constraints and pitfalls related to the development EVs (electric vehicles; but also the possible breakthroughs and the potential for evolution of the modal split.

Based on a comparative analysis of the Swiss mMcrocensus of 2005 and 2015, the study is operationalized by a quantification of costs according to different scenarios. In addition, it proposes innovative ways to renew the current taxation system, that would become unviable if the whole automobile fleet were to become electrified on the medium term.

Period : 2020

Project director / coordinator : Vincent Kaufmann

LASUR team : Marc-Edouard Schultheiss

Partnership : Mobil’homme

Funding / mandator : Service automobile et de la navigation (SAN)

TPG : Covid-19 recovery plan in the “Cap2030” Advanced planning scenarios axis

The present expert assessment aims to quantify the consequences of the COVID19 crisis on the modal split in Geneva in the four recovery scenarios prepared by the TPG. The analysis will be based on the results of the research on the provisions for the use of different means of transport within Greater Geneva conducted by EPFL in 2018-2019. This research allows a fine segmentation of travel behaviour and its quantification.

Period : 2020

Project director / coordinator : Vincent Kaufmann

LASUR team : Éloi Bernier

Funding / mandator : TPG

Operating report and master plan for improving the TCL network’s fleet-relays

Participation in the expertise coordinated by CiTEC.

Period : 2018 – 2019

Project director / coordinator : Guillaume Drevon

LASUR team : Vincent Kaufmann

Partnership : CiTEC

Financement / mandat : Sytral

Expertise for the Gare du Nord 2024 transformation project

This mandate is part of the tender bid for the Paris Gare du Nord development project. LaSUR’s mission was to explore the uses of the station and its links to surrounding neighborhoods.

Period : 2017 – 2018

Project director / coordinator : Vincent Kaufmann

LASUR team : Guillaume Drevon, Marc Antoine Messer, Alexis Gumy

Funding / mandator : Altarea Cogedim

Specifications of an energy comfort protocol for commercial buildings

The study aims to develop specifications for a multi-energy comfort protocol for commercial buildings. This is a prefiguration phase designed to take stock of the various dimensions to be taken into account for the realization of this protocol. The objective is to build an operational evaluation tool for the Saint-Gobain Group stakeholders and their clients. The development of the tool is based on an interdisciplinary approach that combines concepts and methods from the social sciences.

Period : 2017 – 2018

Project director / coordinator : Vincent Kaufmann, Dominic Villeneuve

LASUR team : Guillaume Drevon

Funding / mandator : Saint-Gobain

International survey on mobility aspirations

Multivariate analysis and construction of a typology.

Period : 2017

Project director / coordinator : Emmanuel Ravalet

LASUR team : Vincent Kaufmann

Funding / mandator : Forum Vies Mobiles

Evaluation of Geneva’s policy in favour of soft modes near the new Léman Express stations

The goal of this assessment is to provide technical support and independent expertise to the evaluation mission for the sustainable mobility policy being pursued by the Court of Auditors of the Republic and Canton of Geneva. The mandate specifically aimed to examine the programs for the five new Léman Express stations (Lancy – Pont Rouge, Carouge-Bachet, Champel-Hôpital, Eaux-Vives and Chêne-Bourg) and the integration of soft modes within them. It highlighted the decision-making processes of their genesis.

Period : 2016 – 2017

Project director / coordinator : Vincent Kaufmann

LASUR team : Fernando Simas, Marc Antoine Messer

Funding / mandator : République et Canton de Genève

Analysis and evaluation of the PubliRide carpooling system

The purpose of this assessment is to provide feedback and evaluate the experience of PubliRide in Valais, and to synthesize the lessons learned from this experiment via a debate between the project stakeholders.

Period : 2016 – 2017

Project director / coordinator : Emmanuel Ravalet

LASUR team : Vincent Kaufmann, Yann Dubois

Funding / mandator : CarPostal, Ville de Sion, Canton du Valais

Towards furtive worksites?

The research explores the perception of urban sites in terms of the problems they cause, their impact on mobility and the constraints they impose on residents. The purpose of the research is to identify the conditions necessary for making construction sites as socially acceptable as possible for city residents and users.

Period : 2016 – 2017

Project director / coordinator : Vincent Kaufmann

LASUR team : Marc Antoine Messer

Partnership : URBZ Genève

Funding / mandator : COLAS international

Sociological impact of the development of the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne on its immediate environment

This assessment aims to highlight the key impacts of the expansion of the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) in Chalet-à-Gobet (CàG). The survey looks at the school objectively in its context through observation and by collecting daily experiences from neighborhood residents, as well as by analyzing interactions between different actors.

Period : 2015 – 2016

Project director / coordinator : Luca Pattaroni

LASUR team : Vincent Kaufmann, Mischa Piraud

Funding / mandator : École Hôtelière de Lausanne

What mobility for factor 4 in 2050?

The purpose of this prospective work is to explore possible future lifestyles and mobility in France for 2050 using a scenario approach based on the idea of coherent societies of the future.

Period : 2015

Project director / coordinator : Vincent Kaufmann

LASUR team : Emmanuel Ravalet

Funding / mandator : SNCF