Accommodation brokerage platforms: Effects, regulations and experiences

Situation, effects, possible regulations and the
experiences with those were examined on behalf of the Tenants' Association . For this purpose, reports, studies and laws from cities and states around the world have been collected.

Social-spatial study for the area Rosengarten - Buchegg

October 2016 - Major infrastructure projects are planned In the area Rosengarten - Buchegg: On the one hand, a tunnel from Milchbuck to the Limmat for car traffic, on the other hand a tram in the Rosengarten- and Bucheggstrasse.
By order of Urban Development Zurich, the socio-spatial study of the Rosengarten-Buchegg was elaborated. It contains an analysis of the situation (statistics, interviews, urban profiles), scenarios of the development and a SWOT - analysis in case of the realization of the project. The study was carried out in 2014 parallel to the urban test planning for the area Rosengarten - Buchegg. Now the reports are published.

Spaces and Movements of Creatives in Zurich 1989-2014

Our study "Spaces and Movements of Creatives in Zurich 1989-2014" has been published. With this study, we wanted to show the places of work / work districts which are cultural spaces since 1989 and which are important for the time of the great awakening of the art and creative scene in the former factories and the various districts. The number of removals of the 445 respondents is enormous. One person or company has moved 13 times in 23 years. A third of all removals have their reason in the demolition or the conversion of buildings! In the last ten years, relocations of
creative people from factory premises to office and commercial buildings have took place. In the commercial property market, there are still high vacancy rates. These are not affordable or will not become accessible for creative, and especially young people; often the most innovative and creative people. A rethinking among the actors of the real estate market in terms of pricing and profit expectations, and the increased allowance for interim uses could provide new scope for open the creative Zurich.

Socio-cultural offers and their significance for communities in transition - A guideline.

What are the challenges in fast growing municipalities for living together and the community? The ZHAW School of Social Work (in cooperation with INURA Zurich Institute) compiled an analysis of the socio-cultural offers, the urban development, the interactions between space and society in the municipalities Illnau-Effretikon, Schlieren and Wädenswil. Possible instructions for actions have drawn up together with the Foundation Zürcher
Gemeinschaftszentren. These have now been published in the form of a guideline.

Culture and Creative Economy in Winterthur and its surroundings

The structural change of the cityscape of Winterthur has created space for new ideas. Where 30 years ago locomotives were built, residential and commercial space has been created today. Using a broad set of methods (statistical analyses, online survey, stakeholder analysis, focus groups, expert discussions), the potentials and trends for the development of the cultural city Winterthur and its creative scenes are worked out.

In cooperation with the Center for Cultural Management ZHAW Winterthur and PerformNow! Funders: Urban Development Winterthur, Economic Development Canton of Zurich.

Discussion paper PM10. Effects of motorised road traffic on the particulate matter problem of the city of Zurich.

The air pollution reach its record at the beginning of 2006 and caused that particulate matter became very quickly a major problem. So that the situation improves, well-founded analyses and effective measures are needed, which can be  strongly promoted and implemented by a determined policy. This paper is intended to provide the basis for further debates, public relations work, research and political initiatives.

Motivation and requirements for volunteer work in neighbourhood development.
Example: City of Zurich, district 5.

Research report 2006.

This research work is intended to create in-depth knowledge about motivations for voluntary neighbourhood work and involvement in participatory processes in neighbourhoods. The research interest aims in two directions: a) research into personal motivations and b) research into the framework conditions and requirements for neighbourhood work or development. Or, to put it up as if by a thesis: The success in mobilizing volunteers for involvement in the neighbourhood depends on the one hand on their motivation and the underlying needs or their satisfaction. On the other hand, the requirements for mobilization work must meet these needs.

Zurich as a workplace. Structure, background and perspectives of the industrial sector in the city of Zurich.

The industry has lost much of its importance throughout Switzerland in recent years. This development has been particularly pronounced in the cities. In the city of Zurich, the current number of industrial jobs is correspondingly much lower than at the beginning of the 1970s. In general, this raises the question of the extent to which the future development of the labour market in the city of Zurich can be steered in a more favourable direction.