The Swiss population is getting older, more diverse and more international. Current and future changes affect individual cantons, regions and communities in different ways. We analyze socio-demographic developments and use them as a basis for long-term, needs-oriented spatial planning.

The population of Switzerland has been changing and will continue to change. Aging, individualization and migration trends are shaping this change in society. How do these developments influence Switzerland’s spatial structure? What are the consequences for individual locations? And what does this mean for planning processes and planning decisions?

We support our clients by helping them understand current socio-demographic processes, identify trends and estimate how they impact client activities. We use different quantitative and qualitative methods to prepare:

  • Analyses of socio-demographic developments for cantons, regions, communities and neighborhoods
  • Analyses of socio-demographic trends and challenges
  • Estimates and scenarios for future demographic developments

We consider these analyses to be a part of planning and decision-making processes. They show relevant impacts of socio-demographic change and provide a sound basis for demand-oriented and needs-oriented spatial planning, whether for regional, urban or municipal development concepts, social infrastructure, public spaces, or territorial, land and real estate development.