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The first peer-reviewed publication from our research project 'Urban densification and its impact on the energy consumption of Swiss cities' (StaVerdi) is now available online. Since 2019, we have been investigating the urban densification of urban estates and neighbourhoods and their impact on the overall energy demand together with the Urban Energy Systems Lab of EMPA and KCAP Zurich. The research project 'Urban densification and its impact on the energy use in Swiss cities' is funded by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy. The project results are intended to support spatial and urban planning decision-making processes in Switzerland.
The first apartments at Klosterstrasse 9 have been sold, and construction work began with the groundbreaking at the beginning of May. All flats and terraced houses will be ready for occupancy in summer 2023 (Photo: Sandra Bockstaller).
Together with the research and consulting company econcept, we developed an effective, communal sustainability concept for the city of Lichtensteig. The town has set itself three goals: social participation, local production, and resilient ecosystems. These are taken into account at the municipal level in investments, construction projects, procurement, mobility, and energy. In addition, the city of Lichtensteig provides its residents and entrepreneurs with checklists that enable a quick and easy assessment of a project, a plan, or a budget decision.
Michael Wagner gave a lecture on 'Cultural Landscape and Settlement Development in Switzerland' for the students of the MAS Applied History at the University of Zurich on 12 March.
On September 27, 2020, the voters of Zug approved the project loan to construct a new recycling center in the Göbli area by over 88 percent. Construction work has now begun: The City of Zug as the developer and the future users - the Brockenhaus of the Frauenzentrale and the Gemeinnützige Gesellschaft Zug - jointly celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony for the new building on March 9, 2021. The new recycling center will be ready for use in autumn 2022 (image: Stefan Kaiser, Zug).
Michael Wagner will give a lecture for the students of the module Territorial Transformation at the Vienna University of Technology on 17 March about the upgrading of living conditions through urban developments in sparsely populated regions of Switzerland.
Jil completed her architecture studies with a diploma at ETH Zurich in the studio of Prof. Anne Lacaton. She studied one semester at the Tokyo Institute of Technology and completed internships in Zurich with Planwerkstadt and Haerle Hubacher Architekten. After graduating, she worked for Hauser Meier Architects. Welcome to our team.
Today, in the bright sunshine, we were led through the EPI site in Zürich's Lengg district. Together with Ganz Landschaftsarchitekten, we are one of three teams commissioned to develop a testing design concept for the entire area. We are looking forward to this task!