Data and Urban Planning (DUP)
FROM SMART TO RESPONSIVE, THE CHALLENGES OF URBAN PLANNING IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Under the supervision of Jérôme Chenal (CEAT), Marc Soutter and with the collaboration of François Golay (LASIG) and Bige Tuncer
This research seeks to analyze how to harness information and communication technologies to support sustainable and inclusive urban planning through urban data and citizen science.
Rapid urbanization, climate change, the wish for a more sustainable development, resource depletion and the widespread use of the Internet and mobile phones represent a great challenge for urban planning. According to many scientific studies, urban planning tools and methods are unable to cope with contemporary urban mutations and meet the realities of cities because they fail to take the new challenges urban centres face into account. Citizens are often left outside the planning process, even as they are creating and living in the city. With the development of social media and smartphones apps, everyone can now easily express his opinions.
In the field of urban planning, the advent of technology has facilitated the process, by simplifying exchanges and data processing, analysis and collection, while reducing costs and saving time. However, processes have not really evolved, even as technology offers great potential to transform urban planning and adapt it to forthcoming issues. The smart city concept has become very popular, but its definition remains vague and it mainly concerns real-time city management, even though the concept behind smart cities precisely calls for smart planning. Within smart cities, digital technologies changed the urban management systems in depth. But technology and urban data also represent an opportunity to generate new forms of interactions between the urban planners and the city dwellers for a more sustainable and responsive planning.
The complexity of the issues, the social and urban dynamics and the multiplicity of stakeholders all constitute elements that call into question the process of sharing and producing information and knowledge. It is therefore important to determine the potential role that urban data and citizen science can play in this context. The aim of this research is to investigate how citizens can produce data through digital means, in active and passive ways, and how this data can be used to support informed urban planning. To be sustainable, cities need to be planned together with expert and local knowledge as it is necessary to understand how citizens behave and what are their needs.
To this end, we will analyze worldwide experiences of digital participation projects, platforms and apps. This background knowledge will serve as a basis for the examination of two case studies: Singapore and Geneva. This field research will determine the current state, the restraints as well as the levers associated with digital planning processes.
|PhD candidate||CEAT||EPFL||Since November 2014|
|Internship||MR&A||Nyon||2011 - 2012|
|Master of Science MSc||Architecture, Minor in Civil Engineering||EPFL||2014|
|Bachelor of Science BSc||Architecture||EPFL||2011|
R. Jaligot; S. Hasler; J. Chenal : National assessment of cultural ecosystem services - participatory mapping in Switzerland; Ambio. 2018-12-10.
R. Jaligot; S. Hasler; J. Chenal : Participatory mapping of cultural ecosystem services in a federal state: lessons learnt from Switzerland ; A Community on Ecosystem Services 2018, Washington D.C, USA, 3-7 December 2018.
R. Jaligot; S. Hasler; J. Chenal : Conducting participatory mapping of cultural ecosystem services at the national scale: a case of Switzerland ; Ecosystem Services Partnership regional conference: Europe 2018, San Sebastian, Spain, 15-19 October 2018.
R. Jaligot; J. Chenal; M. Bosch Padros; S. Hasler : Historical dynamics of ecosystem services and land management policies in Switzerland; Ecological Indicators. 2018-06-26.
S. Hasler; J. Chenal; M. Soutter : Data, Technology and e-Participation: New Challenges for Urban Planning. 2018. IGU Urban Commission Annual Meeting: Urban Challenges in a complex World - Key factors for urban growth and decline, Montreal, August 12-17, 2018.
S. Hasler; J. Chenal : De la Smart City à la Responsive City; « Territoires intelligents » : Un modèle si smart ?; Editions de l'Aube, 2018.
S. Hasler : Digital participation and urban planning practices: An inventory of digital tools and a comparison of procedures in Geneva and Singapore ; FCL annual Conference on Future Cities: Research Methodologies, Zurich, Switzerland, 20-22 September.
N. Yemadji; J. Chenal; S. Hasler; A. F. Kemajou Mbianda : Villes africaines: Environnement et enjeux de développement durable ; Lausanne: EPFL Press.
S. Hasler : People-centric Data for Urban planning ; ASD Small Talks, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore, November 10th, 2017.
S. Hasler; J. Chenal; M. Soutter : Digital Tools as a Means to Foster Inclusive, Data-informed Urban Planning; Civil Engineering and Architecture. 2017. DOI : 10.13189/cea.2017.050605.
S. Hasler : Digitalization of the urban planning system: Insights from Singapore ; P21 Weekly Meeting, Future Cities Laboratory, ETH-Singapore Centre, Singapore, October 24, 2017.
S. Hasler : Citizen-centric data-informed urban planning: Opportunities and limitations of digital tools ; Information Architecture Chair Team Presentation, Future Cities Laboratory, ETH-Singapore Centre, Singapore, October 11, 2017.
S. Hasler : Digital tools as a means to foster citizen involvement in urban planning ; Future Cities Lab Lunch Talk, Singapore-ETH Centre, Singapore, August 23, 2017.
S. Hasler; J. Chenal; M. Soutter : Digital tools and citizen participation: Towards sustainable and responsive urban planning. 2017. 3rd Annual International Conference on Urban Planning and Property Development (UPPD2017), Singapore, October 9-10, 2017. DOI : 10.5176/2425-0112_UPPD17.18.
S. Hasler : Digital Technologies for Inclusive Urban Planning. 2017. International Conference on Urban Design & Cities Planning (UDCP 2017), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, July 15, 2017. p. 45-48.
S. Hasler; J. Chenal : De la Smart City à la Responsive ; Colloque Territoire Intelligents : un modèle si smart ?, Université Paris Seine, Cergy-Pontoise, France, 22-24 mars 2017.
I. Diagana; J. Chenal; S. Hasler : Villes africaines : restructuration des quartiers précaires ; Lausanne: EPFL Press.
J.-F. Lucas; S. Hasler : Les données numériques comme porte-paroles dans un processus de concertation citoyenne ; Colloque: Les données urbaines, quelles pratiques et quels savoirs? Perspectives pluridisciplinaires sur les traces numériques, Lyon, France, 13-14 décembre 2016.
S. Hasler; J. Chenal; J.-F. Lucas; D. Boullier : Projet Data Concertation, Rapport. 2016.
J. Chenal; S. Hasler : Villes africaines: Introduction à la planification urbaine ; Lausanne: EPFL Press.
J. Chenal; S. Hasler : La participation sous toutes ses formes; Tracés. 2016.
S. Hasler : Les outils technologiques au service d'une planification urbaine durable et inclusive: création et application d'un outil-test ; 1ères rencontres de l'EDAR, EPFL.
M. A. Messer; M. Bonriposi; J. Chenal; S. Hasler; R. Niederoest : Bewirtschaftung der besten landwirtschaftlichen Flächen in der Schweiz; Kantonale Praktiken und Entwicklungsperspektiven. 2016.
M. A. Messer; M. Bonriposi; J. Chenal; S. Hasler; R. Niederoest : Gérer les meilleures terres agricoles en Suisse; Pratiques cantonales et perspectives d'évolution. 2016.
S. Hasler; B. Pisanova : Les Bouquetins, une nouvelle cabane sur la haute route Chamonix-Zermatt (F, CH) ; 2014.