Urbanization in Zurich


Project time period:
January, 2016 to December, 2020

This research project should help clarify how planning and policy affect land change. The key challenge is that planning is context-sensitive while land-change modelling aims for generality. The overall aim of is thus to bridge these distinct paradigms and develop a scientific basis for adequately integrating regional spatial policies into land-change modelling.


GLP Themes: Land governance, Urban-rural interactions, Land use and conflict

GLP Methods: Decision Making, GIS, Modelling, Qualitative social science methods (interviews, observations, document review, surveys), Remote Sensing, Spatial Analysis

Principal Investigator(s)