icone_recherche_habitat icone_recherche_culture icone_recherche_mobilite

ville, habitat, territoire, société


cosmobilities networklogo_fvm_small
Espaces temps.net

bande mission lasur


Under the direction of Prof. Vincent Kaufmann, Laboratory of Urban Sociology (LaSUR) comprises of around fifteen researchers and PhD students united towards the comprehension of urban experiences within a social science perspective.


Situated within the EPFL and the ENAC Faculty (Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering), the LaSUR researches the social conditions that produce and appropriate cities or territories, collaborating intensively with its partners in engineering and architecture.


The LaSUR confronts urban phenomena through the mobility capacities of its actors. In this perspective, the principal research themes are daily mobility, residential history, the dynamics of suburbanization and gentrification, public space, and network management.



Walking to school!

Source: RTS

The Association Transport and Environment (ATE) advises parents that their children should walk to school. The goal: to educate and raise awareness of pedestrian safety. Emmanuel Ravalet, socio-economist at LASUR, the Urban Sociology Laboratory EPFL comments on the issue.

Listen to the show here

A la carte parking

Source: RTS
An application allows viewing and renting private parking spaces for rent to individuals. Analysis of Vincent Kaufmann, professor of urban sociology at EPFL

Watch the show here

A country of commuters

Source: Kabelleger / David Gubler

Emmanuel Ravalet, from the Urban Sociology Laboratory EPFL, is interviewed in the columns of the Tribune de Genève on commuters in Switzerland.

Read the article ici

A new kind of cooperative


Luca Pattaroni, from the Urban Sociology Laboratory EPFL, expresses himself in the columns of Le Courier about a new cooperative of artists and cultural actors in Geneva for which he is president.

Read the article ici

< Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next >

Joomla extensions by Siteground Hosting