The preservation of the “quality of life”represents a fundamental challenge to investigate the future of urban space. Urban space will need to guarantee healthy, secure and comfortable places to live/work, where clean air and water, access to fertile soils and healthy food, social/territorial connectedness, accessible public transportation systems, use of sustainable and safe building materials are secured. Today, on the contrary, the nature of the relation between urban form and health seems still largely inconclusive.

EPFL existing research expertises represent a strong potential to develop this research cluster in an Interdisciplinary manner.
In this regard, developing visionary and innovative solutions implies an understanding of various socio-spatial, economic and environmental determinants of wellbeing in cities, and calls for an integrated interdisciplinary research agenda.