City Collaboratory

Our aim: Collaborating on the urban in switzerland and beyond

The City Collaboratory works to render visible the diversity of urban research in Switzerland – disciplinary, institutional, professional, racial, gender, linguistic, and beyond. This is a platform that aims to connect people and debates to foster a productive and critical dialogue on urban transformations. Rooted in Urban Studies, the Collaboratory is multidisciplinary, including researchers in Geography, Planning, Anthropology, and Sociology who are based at Swiss institutions.

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Behind the Scenes

Why we built the City Collaboratory website and directory

When we launched the City Collaboratory in 2020, we wanted to connect with the diversity of urban research across the whole of Switzerland. It’s strange that we know more about our colleagues abroad than we do about our colleagues in the next city. One of the strategies to help solve this problem was a directory of urban researchers.

It seemed like an impossible task, but just a few short years later, here we are…

Read more: launching the Directory