Transition Workshop and Master Class 2020 – Roadmaps for resilient decarbonizing cities

The Fondation Braillard Architectes with its partner, the Liechtenstein Institute for Strategic Development LISD ( launch the Transition Workshop 2020 in Geneva, Switzerland, the world’s leading hub for climate change policy makers and home to major international organizations.

Geneva, July 13-24, 2020
Applications open now. Informations and contact at:


The Braillard Architects Foundation (BFA), LISD and other partners launch, under the overarching cultural Programme The Eco-Century Project ®, the first international workshop to address the professional interactions, scales and methods of the urgent ecological transition in the future urban realms.

We invite you to:

  • Study the ecological transition through innovative action-research.
  • Design with experts and stakeholders for sustainable communities.
  • Join our global collaborative platform to boost your local initiatives.
  • Be an agent of change for a bio-diverse and healthy planet.

We thus contribute towards achieving the Sustainable Development goals set by the United Nations.


During the workshop, will be present, among many others:

  • Stefano Boeri, architect, urban planner, writer, professor (Polytechnic University of Milan)
  • Dominique Bourg, philosopher, politician, honorary professor (University of Lausanne) 
  • Peter Droege, urban designer, planner and urban sustainability expert (LISD), general chairman of the World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE)
  • Werner Sobek, engineer, architect, co-founder of the German Sustainable Building Council, professor (University of Stuttgart)
  • Paola Viganò, architect, planner, director of the Habitat Research Center (EPFL)
Deadline for applications: Sunday, March 15th 2020, 12 pm.
Selection procedure: March 15th-March 31stContact: +41 (0) 22 311 17 17
(open Tuesday through Thursday 9am-5pm)
Informations (en français également):
For students and professionals in continuing education, participation in the Workshop will be qualified with 4 (four) ECTS.

About us
The Braillard Architectural Foundation is a Swiss institution recognized of public utility and established in Geneva since 1987. Beyond our primary mission of protecting and promoting the Braillard archives, we focus our broader activities on the quality of the built environment.

The Liechtenstein Institutes for Strategic Development in Vaduz and Berlin are dedicated to regenerative urban design, building, planning and infrastructure development – always entirely based on renewable energy, water autonomy, urban agriculture and local and regional empowerment. We work with communities, cities, international organisations and investors.

Under the auspices of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)The Eco-Century Project ® of our Foundation actively promotes the understanding of the tense relation between the urban realm and the biosphere. We strive for well designed, managed and lived cities as key parameters of the sustainable development. We ultimately invite architects, planners, decision-makers and the academia to actively engage in the ecological transition.