The Module – Urban Rural Systems
The Lab – Future Cities Laboratory
The University – ETH Zürich
Five research areas have been carefully identified and selected, to support our aims in investigating and understanding a particular kind of urbanisation in Monsoon Asia, and to propose approaches to secure its sustainable future.
Backed by the Batam city government, the Tropical Town project aims to develop alternative sustainable settlements that provide affordable housing for the low income inhabitants in developing countries, particularly in the tropics.
This platform is envisioned to support planning and design for rapidly urbanising towns, cities and regions. This was developed by the Urban-Rural Systems team, supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Swiss Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).