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



Urban Design Lecture
Course, Spring ’24
Thursdays 08:00–9:30

Prof. Hubert Klumpner
Doz. Fernando Tullio Salva Rocha Franco

Urban Stories

How did cities develop in the cities we live in now? Which urban plans, instruments, visions, political decisions, economic reasonings, cultural inputs and social organization have been used to operate in urban settlements in specific moments of change? We have chosen cities that are exemplary in illustrating how these instruments have been implemented and how they have shaped urban environments. We transcribe these instruments into urban operational tools that we have recognized and collected within existing tested cases in contemporary cities across the globe.

ECTS-Credits: 2

22 February - Urban Toolbox

29 Februray - São Paulo, Brazil

07 March - Melbourne, Australia

28 March - New York, USA

11 April - Jerusalem, Israel

18 April - Pearl River Delta, China

25 April - Madrid, Spain

02 April - Santiago, Chile

16 May - Paris, France