Institute of Landscape and Urban Studies


About the Institute

The Institute of Landscape and Urban Studies at the Department of Architecture addresses contemporary issues of rural urban equity and environmental transformation. Research spans the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, urban and regional design, civil engineering, territorial planning and social sciences. Focusing on the production of landscape and rural urban human settlements through a range of different scales, from the local to the global, including studies in landscape and designed ecologies, design strategies, energy and food production, material stocks and flows, health and socio-economic development. The Institute seeks to promote a critical discourse, qualitatively and quantitatively addressing pressing environmental and social challenges, and cultivating independent, inventive, and proactive positions engaging with present and future processes of environmental transformation.


Participating Chairs

Chair of History and Theory of Urban Design, Prof. Dr. Tom Avermaete

Chair of Landscape Architecture, Prof. Teresa Galí Izard 

Chair of Landscape Architecture, Prof. Christophe Girot

Chair of Architecture and Urban Design, Prof. Hubert Klumpner

Chair of Architecture and Urban Transformation, Prof. Freek Persyn

Titular Professor of Sociology , Prof. Dr. Christian Schmid

Chair of Architecture and Territorial Planning, Prof. Milica Topalovic

Chair of Landscape Architecture, Prof. Günther Vogt

ETH Wohnforum – ETH CASE


Teaching Programmes

Doctoral Programme in Landscape and Urban Studies

Master of Science ETH in Landscape Architecture

Master of Advanced Studies ETH in Urban Design