Chair of / Cátedra de /
Lehrstuhl für


Prof. Hubert Klumpner


Chair of Architecture and
Urban Design /  
Institute of Landscape- and
Urban Studies / LUS
Member of Network City and Landscape / NSL
Co-Director of ETH Wohnforum,
Centre for Architecture
Society and Environment / ETH Wohnforum / ETH CASE
Co-Founder and Members
of Institute of Science
Technology and Policy / ISTP
Member of the ETH Sustainability
Steering Committee
Informal Urbanism Regional
Hub of UN-Habitat Universities



Paper presentation @10th Annual International Conference on Urban Studies & Planning (Athens, GR)

Klumpner Chair and ISTP PhD candidates Michael Walczak and David M. Kretzer are invited to present their paper “The Impact of Vertical Densification on Public Lighting in Informal Settlements: Using Virtual Environments as Evaluation Tool for Policy-Making” on 2 June 2020 at the 10th Annual International Conference on Urban Studies & Planning in Athens. This study focuses on two main questions: First, it will be analysed by computer calculations how different lighting parameters change under varying building heights and street widths. Second, it will be discussed what benefits a Virtual Environment offers for informal settlement lighting planning and policy-making.
Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, the papers will be presented online.