Postanschrift: ETH Zürich – Institut für Städtebau
HIL – Wolfgang-Pauli-Str.15 – 8093 Zürich
Besucheradresse: ETH Zürich – Institut für Städtebau
ONA G 41 – Neunbrunnenstrasse 50 – 8050 Zürich
Urban Reports - urban strategies and visions in mid-sized cities in a local and global context
research project 2006-2009
Today’s cities are not only juggling for position in the global context, but also simultaneously attending to local economic, ecological and social needs. They vie with each other to attract investment by global players in the fields of the economy and science – hoping of course to gain jobs and greater opportunities for education.
Urban Reports focuses on the way in which mid-sized cities in particular are being affected by these global trends, and it inquires into the consequences, challenges and chances resulting for local urban development. How are these cities dealing with the frictions and potentials arising from local interests and global powers? What aims and scenarios are being depicted for urban space? What types of measures, strategies and partnerships are being chosen to achieve these goals?
symposium: Urban Reports (2006)
publication: Urban Reports (2009)