Atlas of Urban Expansion

Lausanne
Switzerland
Region: Europe and Japan
2015 Population
306,229
2015 Urban Extent
9,196
hectares
2015 Density
33
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Lausanne in 2015 was 306,229, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.1% since 2001. The population of Lausanne in 2001 was 260,181, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.1% since 1987, when its population was 193,460.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Lausanne in 2015 was 9,196 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 1% since 2001. The urban extent in 2001 was 8,008 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 3.5% since 2001, when its urban extent was 4,919 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Lausanne in 2015 was 47 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.3% since 2001. The built-up area density in 2001 was 49 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -3.3% since 1987 when the built-up area density was 77.35 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Lausanne in 2015 was 33 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.2% since 2001. The urban extent density in 2001 was 32 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.4% since 1987 when the urban extent density was 39 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 1,206 hectares of built-up area was added to the Lausanne urban extent between 2001 and 2015. Of that added built-up area, 60% was Infill, 13% was Extension, 1% was Leapfrog, and 27% was Inclusion. A total of 2,787 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1987 and 2001. Of that added built-up area, 44% was Infill, 36% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 20% was Inclusion.

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Roads

Average road width in the Lausanne 1990-2014 expansion area was 6.44 meters, compared to 8.19 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Lausanne occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 24%, compared to 17% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Lausanne's 1990-2014 expansion was 2.58 km/km2, compared to 3.1 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Lausanne's 1990-2014 expansion area was 99%, compared to 100% in the pre-1990 area.

1987-2001  2001-2015
1987-2001  2001-2015
1987-2001  2001-2015

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Lausanne's 1990-2014 expansion area was 3.11 hectares, compared to 1.85 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1987-2001  2001-2015