NRP 65 New Urban Quality

The National Research Programme "New Urban Quality" (NRP 65) studied the role and importance of urban centres in Switzerland in 5 research projects. As a result, NRP 65 has developed ideas and strategies for extensive planning of the built environment.

Two synthesis reports present the scientific results of the research projects, draw conclusions for strategic approaches in spatial planning, urban planning and architecture, and show how sustainable urban devel-opment can be strengthened.

Facts & figures
Overall fundingCHF 5'000'000
​Period of research4 years (2010-2013)
​​President of the Steering Committee​Jürg Sulzer, Technische Universität Dresden, Fakultät Architektur and Görlitz Kompetenzzentrum Revitalisierender Städtebau
​Head of Knowledge transferDominik Büchel, advocacy ag, Basel
Programme ManagerPascal Walther, SNSF

Results and final products

Project results

Project Arnaboldi: Designing cities and landscapes - public spaces in the "Città Ticino" of the future