Claudia R. Binder

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Full Professor

claudia.binder@epfl.ch +41 21 693 93 62 https://herus.epfl.ch

Citizenship : Swiss, Canadian

EPFL ENAC IIE HERUS
GR C1 482 (Bâtiment GR)
Station 2
CH-1015 Lausanne

Web site: Web site: https://herus.epfl.ch/

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Fields of expertise

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

Teaching & PhD

Teaching

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

Courses

Transition workshop 2021

The Transition Workshop 2021 offers, in a Masterclass mode, a real-time engagement in the planning processes of the Greater Geneva - one of the most advanced and innovative urban areas worldwide.

Transition Workshop 2020 Roadmaps for resilient decarbonizing cities

(Coursebook not yet approved by the section)

Summer School on Designing for Resiliency: RE:GENERATE alpine-urban circularity

This hybrid format of nudging social transformative action allows virtual-global and onsite participation. Participants co-design seeds of systemic innovation for resilient and regenerative livelihoods in direct application with local communities, cultivating new urban-alpine solidarity.

Energy supply, economics and transition

This course examines the supply of energy from various angles: available resources, how they can be combined or substituted, their private and social costs, whether they can meet the demand, and how the transition to a renewable energy system can be fostered.

Environmental system analysis and assessment

Facing environmental challenges requires to address it with a systemic perspective. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Material Flow Analysis (MFA) are environmental assessment methods enabling the calculation of environmental performance of products, services and territories.

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 Sustainability Solution Space methodology.

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 resource use, economic activities and policy.