landscapes under increasing globalization

Project description

Unprecedented urbanization is threatening landscape diversity, bringing along new social and environmental problems. Standardized business centers, single family residential areas and shopping malls displace highly productive agricultural land, while the culture and lifestyles of local communities become absorbed into the sphere of globalization. People are losing their sense of place and their motivation to initiate change. The project aims to understand recurrent patterns and processes of place-making and to create a 3D point cloud based decision support tool to foster participatory planning in peri-urban areas and ultimately foster place-making. Further information:

Research themes

Active living and urban lifestyles

Integrated landscape management

Ecosystem management

Participatory planning

Project details

  • Start date:
    June 1, 2018
  • End date:
    May 31, 2023
  • Location:
    Switzerland, The Netherlands, Germany, Italy
  • Funded by:
    European Research Council ERC, Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme
  • Objectives:
    Incorporating design into participatory probabilistic land system modeling to enable place-making. Developing and applying a collaborative 3D point cloud-based landscape development tool based on the probabilistic model to identify key principles of place-making.

Project contact

Adrienne Grêt-Regamey

ETH Zurich, Institute for Spatial and Landscape Development, Planning of Landscape and Urban Systems (PLUS)

Team members

  • Adrienne Grêt-Regamey
  • Marcelo Galleguillos-Torres
  • Michal Switalski
  • Nora Bögli
  • Orencio Robaina

Participating partners

Related publications

Switalski, M. & Grêt-Regamey, A. (2021). Operationalising place for land system science. Sustainability Science 16, 1-11.

Fischer, J., Wissen Hayek, U., Galleguillos Torres, M., Weibel, B. & Grêt-Regamey, A. (2020). Investigating effects of animated 3D point cloud simulations on emotional responses. Journal of Digital Landscape Architecture 2020(5), 295-304.

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