Our Energy

Our Energy: Citizen Engagement study for Community-Scale Solar PV

The primary research goal of this study is to investigate and identify the best mechanisms to engage citizens to maximize self-consumption for solar Photovoltaic PV applications. As (Ostrom 2015) states, “Citizens are an important co-producer.  If they are treated as unimportant or irrelevant, they reduce their efforts […]


ESUM – Analysing trade-offs between the energy and social performance of urban morphologies

Urban planning decisions usually have long-term implications that affect both the energy performance, as well as people’s experience and the appearance of a city. Once a city or urban quarter is built and problems in these areas start to arise, improvements can often only […]

Current Research Projects

The members of the iA research team are highly motivated and at various stages of their scientific career. PostDocs, doctoral students and research assistants are committed to their research work for national research projects conducted by organizations such as the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI) and mandates […]

Completed PhD Projects

Our PhD research themes include, among others, sustainable urban development patterns, the analysis of urban planning processes, the optimization of pedestrian movement, the impact of future city developments on the climate and mobile crowdsourcing and the acquisition and analyses of residents’ activities in urban environments.

Completed Research Projects