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



IF - Social Design For Sustainable Cities

The virtual conference on 23 October 2020 will highlight and strengthen the involvement of culture and social design in the societal debate on sustainable and smart cities. In attendance and speaking will be the Mayor of Warsaw, Rafał Trzaskowski; Head of European Commission Representation in Poland, Marek Prawda; Rector of University of Applied Arts Vienna, Gerald Bast; senior representatives from local government as well as leaders in academia from all over Europe.

A rapidly growing majority of the world’s population lives in urban areas, with 75% of global CO2 emissions attributable to cities. As such, local and regional leaders must assume their crucial roles in meeting global goals, while offering a home to their citizens and future generations. But the responsibility for collective health and well-being lies not just with local leaders. It lies with decision makers at all levels of government. It lies with the European institutions, business, academia, the research community and last but not least with civil society. Social design can help transforming systems, value chains, habits, processes and ourselves.

The Klumpner Chair will present work undertaken by numerous Chair Studios from recent semesters.

To digitally visit the exhibition through 360 images, visit this page: