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From “route cantonale” to “passage paysage”: threading zero impact mobilities in Swiss metropolitan areas through landscape infrastructure

Research fields Urban matters
Keywords Sustainable development
Urban planning
Funding CROSS – Collaborative Research on Science and Society
Duration March 2020 - February 2021
Website https://www.epfl.ch/schools/cdh/fr/recherche/cross/
Researchers Rérat Patrick (Principal Investigator) [email]

Researchers José Ibarra (chargé de recherche), Patrick Rérat (requérant)

When we address climate change but also different atmospheric pollutions through the lens of mobility and infrastructure, we are confronted with the challenge of achieving a transition towards low carbon mobility - walking, cycling, etc. - which goes beyond purely technological solutions, towards a holistic approach. This project will develop the necessary analysis and methods to conceive multimodal landscape infrastructures which foster active mobility solutions, not only for efficient transport, but also as embodied experiences with rich and resilient urban ecologies, as well as contributing to their valorisation. A catalogue of new types of infrastructure called "passages paysage" will be conceived.