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.
“Rythmes en Sciences Sociales” synopsium will take place on May 9 et 10 at EPFL. More information here.
The Federal Council's proposal to systematically extend the national motorway network from 2 to 3 lanes is under debate. Vincent Kaufmann, professor, and Pierre Dessemontet, associate researcher at the Laboratory of Urban Sociology at EP
The federal proposal to widen the highways to 3 lanes in Switzerland divides. Is it the right solution to avoid traffic jams? Vincent Kaufmann, Professor of Urban Sociology and Mobility Analysis at EPFL, was on the RTS program "Mise au p
A major European funding - €1.6 billion - to rethink urban mobility has just been granted to a consortium of some 50 partners, including EPFL. The Urban Sociology Laboratory is among the participating teams. This is reported in many me