Federation for
Housing and

IFHP Lausanne Professional Visit

Friday 28.05.2010 to Saturday 29.05.2010
Lausanne, Switzerland

28th-29th May 2010

Together with local authorities, IFHP organised a professional visit to Lausanne, Switzerland from the 28th to the 29th of May. Participants visited and learned about five exemplary projects of broad interest to professionals in planning, sustainable urban development and housing. The visit was accompanied by local experts from the city to ensure an optimal transfer of useful knowledge.

Lausanne is very active in sustainable urban development. It has won the European Energy Award (EEA) several times. In 2008 it received the Gold Award, which means it attained 84% of the 75% required objectives. The city principally scored in the field of energy, mobility and urban development thanks to several ambitious projects such as 3000 sustainable housing, the PALM agglomeration project, the Tridel plant, producing heating and electricity by waste incineration, and the automatic M2 metro. These are the award-winning projects that were visited.

As professional visits should also be enjoyable, it was concluded with the opportunity to enjoy the panorama of the Lavaux Terrace Vineyard, where Lausanne invited us all to some wine-tasting.

The full report of the professional visit is available for download here.