22. April 202122 April 2021, 12:00
WSL Birmensdorf, Hörsaal
Anna Hersperger, Robert Pazur, Simona Bacau
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Cities and urban regions are among the most dynamic land-use systems in the world, with dramatic consequences for the provision of ecosystem services and the livelihood of people. Planning is a multifaceted activity with extensive experience in the management of these urbanization processes. However, our understanding of planning’s contribution to shaping urban land use, form and structure is still incomplete, with serious consequences for the efficacy of urban planning and land change models.
This international conference aims to bring together the community of scholars working on planning evaluation and urban modelling. The participants are offered the opportunity to present their current research and to discuss how theoretical developments, data sources, comparative studies and modelling approaches might advance the field.
The conference is financially supported by the CONCUR project and sustained by Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL.
Registration and Abstract Submission
will reopen again in September.
The conference fee is 230 CHF. Students pay a reduced fee of 150 CHF.
The conference fee includes coffee breaks, lunches Monday until Thursday, icebreaker and conference dinner.
Dena Kasraian is Assistant Professor of Urbanism and Urban Architecture at the Department of the Built Environment, Eindhoven University of Technology. She has experience in the fields of architecture, urbanism and transportation and is interested in conducting multidisciplinary research between these fields. Her research interests include investigating long-term transport-land use interactions, determinants of travel demand and urbanization, and the role of spatial policies, using geographic information systems and quantitative spatial analysis.
Stefan Siedentop is Professor for Spatial Planning at the Technical University of Dortmund and Managing Director of Research in the ILS-Institute for Regional and Urban Development (ILS). He graduated in spatial planning at the University Dortmund and started his academic career as a research assistant and project manager at the Leibniz-Institute of Environmental and Regional Development (IÖR) in Dresden. In 2007, Stefan Siedentop was appointed as a full professor of spatial and environmental planning at the Institute of Regional Development Planning, University of Stuttgart. He headed the institute until 2012 before taking up his current position in Dortmund. His research addresses the analysis of urban spatial structure and urban change at different spatial scales as well as policies of urban growth management and sustainable land use.
Peilei Fan is a Professor of Urban & Regional Planning at Michigan State University. Focusing on urban environment, sustainability and innovation, her research has been funded mostly by NASA and NSF. She has been the Secretary General of International Association of Landscape Ecology (2019-24), a Public Intellectuals Program Fellow of the National Committee on US-China Relations (2019-20), and a Fulbright US Scholar in Taipei and Shanghai (2017-18).
Angelus Eisingeris a historian of urban planning. Since 2013 he is director of RZU (Planungsdachverband Region Zürich und Umgebung), a Zürich based think tank on spatial planning. From 2008-2013 he held the Chair of Metropolitan History and Culture at HafenCity University in Hamburg. He habilitated at the ETH Zürich and published multiple books and research papers on urban transformation and the impact of planning.
By public transport
Plan your trip online via SBB.
In Zurich main station take the S-Bahn line S5 to Birmensdorf (final destination: Zug) or S14 (final destination: Affoltern am Albis), travel time ca. 20 minutes.
From Birmensdorf train station take postal bus no. 350 for two stops to Sternen/WSL.
Alternatively, walk about 25 minutes.
By tram/postal bus: Take the tram no. 14 to the final destimation (Triemli). On the opposite side of the road you can take either postal bus no. 350 or 220 to the WSL (stop: Sternen/WSL).
Coming from the direction of Berne...
On the motorway Bern-Zürich follow the signs St. Gallen/Flughafen from Limmattaler Kreuz then Flughafen/Zürich-Nordring/Urdorf in the lane for Urdorf. After the tunnel «Honeret», leave the motorway at exit «Urdorf-Süd» (exit 28) and continue straight on in the direction of Birmensdorf. Right after a Shell petrol station turn left at the traffic lights and go uphill for about 2 km. The WSL is on your left right after a gas station on the right.
Coming from the direction of St. Gall...
On the motorway Zürich-Bern, before reaching Zurich, follow the signs Zürich/Flughafen and then the signs for Transit/Flughafen/Zürich. Change to the left-hand lane when the sign for Bern/Basel/ Zürich-Nordring appears. When the lanes fork, keep left to Bern/Basel/Zürich-Nordring (Flughafen to the right). Continue following Bern/Basel/Zürich. Immediately after the «Gubrist» tunnel, take the left-hand lane to Zürich/Urdorf (straight on is marked Bern/Basel). After a few meters follow the sign for Urdorf. After the tunnel «Honeret», leave the motorway at exit «Urdorf-Süd» (exit 28) and continue straight on in the direction of Birmensdorf. Right after a Shell petrol station turn left at the traffic lights and go uphill for about 2 km. The entrance to the WSL is on your left right after a gas station (on the right).
Coming from the direction of Sargans...
At the bifurcation 32 on the motorway A3 follow the signs «Westring – Basel» through the Uetliberg tunnel. Leave the motorway via exit «Uitikon» (exit 29) and go straight in the direction of Zürich. After the next traffic light the entrance to the WSL is on your left right after a gas station (on the right).
You find guest parking spots (for a fee) behind the main building after passing the main entrance.
Conference contact address: concur(at)wslto make life hard for spam bots.ch