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Stopping the Sprawl of Mountain Villages

Pia, Fiona

Stadtplanung in den Alpen

Strategien zur Verdichtung von Bergorten


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    January 2019
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    • Extensive planning analyses of five locations in the mountains of Switzerland, France, and Canada
    • Synoptic analysis of the settlement elements using attractive fold-out maps
    • The research results are transferable to other mountain regions

    Aims and Scope

    For plenty years, many popular mountain resorts have seen largely uncontrolled development consisting of the multiplication of archetypal chalet-style houses. This is usually accompanied by roadbuilding for private cars.

    In order to protect these tourist destinations and their natural environs from further uncontrolled development, the author investigates different settlement structures such as Andermatt, Avoriaz, Verbier, Zermatt,and Whistler-Blackcomb. On the basis of detailed graphical analyses, she develops groundbreaking strategies for urban densification and suitable mobility management, which can also be transferred to other tourist areas.


    28.0 x 19.0 cm
    192 pages
    Type of Publication:
    Specialist Text

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    Dr.-Ing. Fiona Pia, architect at Fiona Pia Architectes and scientist at the EPF Lausanne

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