Claudia R. Binder

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Prof. Dr. +41 21 69 39362

Citizenship : Swiss, Canadian


GR C1 482 (Bâtiment GR)
Station 2
CH-1015 Lausanne

GR C1 482 (Bâtiment GR)
Station 2
CH-1015 Lausanne

Administrative data

Fields of expertise

Transition research
Urban metabolism
Sustainability assessment
Regulatory mechanisms in human-environment systems
Systems science
Inter- and transdisciplinarity

Teaching & PhD


  • Environmental Sciences and Engineering,

PhD Programs

  • Doctoral Program in Architecture and Sciences of the City
  • Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Doctoral Program Digital Humanities
  • Doctoral Program in Technology Management


Sustainability assessment of urban systems

This course provides students with the ability to critically reflect on sustainability and perform a sustainability assessment based of problems in urban areas. At the end of the course students are able to develop a own sustainability assessment with the... goto

Material and energy flow analysis

This course provides the bases to understand material and energy production and consumption processes. Students learn how to develop a material flow analysis and apply it to cases of resource management. They analyze the implications of their models on re... goto

Organisation of a sustainable construction project

Initiation to the preparation and implementation of construction projects: organization (who does what, when and why?), conditions, challenges and risks, experiences. Particular emphasis on social and sustainable housing, in particular cooperatives and ec... goto