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The Module – Urban Rural Systems

The Lab – Future Cities Laboratory

The University – ETH Zürich

 

Research Areas

Five research areas have been carefully identified and selected, to support our aims in investigating and understanding a particular kind of urbanisation in Monsoon Asia, and to propose approaches to secure its sustainable future.

Projects

Backed by the Batam city government, the Tropical Town project aims to develop alternative sustainable settlements that provide affordable housing for the low income inhabitants in developing countries, particularly in the tropics.

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ur-scape

This platform is envisioned to support planning and design for rapidly urbanising towns, cities and regions. This was developed by the Urban-Rural Systems team, supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Swiss Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).

Tropical Town

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Rumah Tambah

Chengdu Plain, China

Dhaka Region, Bangladesh

Shanghai-Suzhou Corridor, China

Bengal Region, India

West Java, Indonesia

Workshops

Future Cities Laboratory

Urban-Rural Systems Team

Launch Application

ETH Zürich