- Born in Zurich (Switzerland) the 1st of July 1945, living in Zurich, bureau in Zurich.
- Ing. ETH, specialized in traffic planning.
- Member of the Swiss association of traffic planners (SVI).
1991 Founder of the company IBV W. Hüsler AG, engineering bureau for traffic planning with a staff of 8 people at the moment.
1992-2013 Delegate of the Swiss government for the European research coordination regarding COST-domain Transport and Urban Development (TUD).
1979-91 Leading function in the planning company Metron Verkehrsplanung AG, Windisch.
1971-78 Research as a scientific associate at ETH Zürich (Institute for city, regional and national planning ORL)
1971 Graduated engineer Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH), diploma thesis in traffic planning.
Teaching at universities
2003-2018 Contract professor for infrastructure and mobility at the faculty of architecture and urban studies at the University Sassari (I). Now visiting professor.
1994-2014 Multiple periods of teaching at the University of Venice (Institute of architecture, IAUV) as Prof. chiara fama “traffic planning”.
Willi Hüsler was taking part in a number of national and international research projects:
Environmental aspects of traffic:
1987 Reduction of environmental impact using technical and organizational measures. Federal department of traffic and energy and association of Swiss traffic engineers SVI.
1989 Reduction of space consumption for transportation (National research program concerning land use PNR 22)
1994 Travel slower and more fluently – the consequences of scenarios with lower travel velocities and their relative impact. (National research program – City and transport PNR 25)
2006-2008 COST C23 “Strategies for low carbon urban built environment”
From pedestrians to big infrastructures:
1996-2001 COST C6 “Town and Infrastructure Planning for Safety and Urban Quality for Pedestrians”. Internationales Projekt (12 Länder), chairman W. Hüsler
1999-2004 PROMPT “New Means to Promote Pedestrian Traffic in Cities”. EC Founded Research Project (FP5). Koordination für die Schweiz: W. Hüsler (Anteil IBV CHF 430’000)
1999-2004 COST C8 “Important infrastructures and city quality “. International projects (15 countries). Coordination for Switzerland: W. Hüsler
Membership in expert juries for competitions and test plannings
1990 Sursee (CH): urban remodeling of the historic city centre
1991 Sursee (CH): Train station and space in front of the station
1992 Gümligen (CH): Train station and space in front of the station
1995 Lemgo (D): Marketing city bus
1997 Bergisch-Gladbach (D): Marketing city bus
1997 Frauenfeld (CH): Marketing city bus
2001 Brunico (I): Train station (mobility center)
2001 Bonn (D): Bertha von Suttner Place
2004 Lugano (CH): Development and extension Nord-Cornaredo
2005 Zürich (CH): Train station Hardbrücke and surroundings
2006 Lugano (CH): Centro intermodale and Villa Negroni in Vezia
2006 Zürich (CH): Center Oerlikon and space in front of the station
2007 Bregenz (A): New concept for the traffic planning
2007 Winterthur (CH): Reorganization of the axis “Zürcherstrasse” for a better city standard
2007 Lugano (CH): Pian Scairolo “international competition for urban visions”
2009 Zürich (CH): Schwamendingen, integrated development
2010 Zürich (CH): Train station Hardbrücke, modelling of the node
2013 Herisau (CH): Space in front of station and street network
2014 Laufen (CH): New bridge and street network
2016 Donaueschingen (D): Design city bus
2017 Zürich (CH) ETH: Reorganisation building and mensa (Expert)
2017 Zürich (CH): ETH Parking (Expert)
2018 Opfikon Zürich (CH): Meet multifunctional center
2019 Döttingen (CH): Area development (FPRE)
Expert for national studies
1992 Deutscher Bundestag Bonn (national parlament) Enquête-Kommission “Preventive measures to protect the earth atmosphere” W. Hüsler, expert consultant and editor of a number of specific studies.
1997 Parlamentary testing of the high speed train project Napoli-Milano (ministry for transport and environment). Expert for network operating plan and other aspects.
2000 Parlamentary testing of the high speed train project Torino-Venezia (ministry for transport and environment). Expert for network operating plan and other aspects.
2002 Organization of the alpine provinces and cantons and regions from Switzerland, Italy, France, Austria, Germany and Slovenia: Traffic plan for ARGE Alp (consulting and coordination).
2005-2006 Feasibility study (with coordination) of a railway connection between the Unterengadin (Canton of Graubünden) and the Vinschgau (Region Südtirol).
Consulting and planning for the following municipalities, provinces and countries
Switzerland: Cities: Aarau, Basel, Brig, Brugg, Burgdorf, Dübendorf, Eglisau, Frauenfeld, Geneva, Gstaad, Herisau, Küsnacht, Lugano, Lucerne, Nyon, Regensdorf, St. Moritz, Sursee, Uster, Wetzikon, Winterthur, Yverdon-les-Bains, Zurich
Cantons: Basel Stadt und Land, Graubünden, Lucerne, Zurich
Germany: Cities: Aachen (Nordraum), Bergisch Gladbach, Berlin, Bonn, Donaueschingen, Essen, Hanau, Köln, Leipzig, Lemgo, Lindau, Oerlinghausen, Remseck, Ulm/Neu-Ulm, Witten
Federal lands: Nordrhein Westfalen, Sachsen-Anhalt
Italy: Cities: Alghero, Arezzo, Biella, Bologna, Bozen, Carbonia, Carpi, Como,
Cortina d’Ampezzo, Finale Ligure, Genova, Gorizia, Modena, Napoli, Ora(Auer), Padova,
Palermo, Parma, St. Ulrich/Ortisei, Siena, Alpe di Siusi, Torino, Trento, Vittorio Veneto
Provinz: Bologna, Bozen, Cagliari, Cusio, Napoli, Ossola, Padova,
Palermo, Parma, Sassari
Regions: Veneto, Süd-Tirol, Trentino
Austria: Cities: Bregenz, Graz, Linz, Wien, Gmunden
Federal lands: Steiermark, Oberosterreich, Voralberg
Great Britt.: City: Milton Keynes
France: City: Sélestat, Angèrs, Sévran (Paris)
Portugal: City: Porto
Slovenia: City: Ljubljana, Nova Gorica
USA: City: Portland, Maine
Kenia: City: Nairobi
Uganda: City: Kampala
Consulting for big investors
- Swiss Federal Institute for Technology ETH (CH)
- Swiss Federal Railways SBB (CH)
- Zurich Traffic Agency ZVV (CH)
- Swiss Television SRF (CH)
- Credit Suisse, CS real estate (CH)
- Zurich Insurance (CH)
- Zürcher Freilager AG ZF real estate (CH)
- Migros supermarket chain (CH)
- Coop supermarket chain (CH)
- Agenzia della mobilità di Torino ATM (I)
Consultation and member of scientifical advisory board for big cities and metropolitan areas:
|2001 – 2002||Berlin (D)||Member of the „Wissenschaftlicher Beirat“ of the transport
development plan (STEP Verkehr) and other projects as consultant
|1998 – 2000||Roma (I)||Member of the „Comitato Scientifico“ of the transport development
plan (PUM) and other projects as consultant
|2009 – 2012||Torino (I)||Project „Rete Forte 2012“
Development integrated of network strategic concerning, tramway, metro, commuter railway and bus as well as organisation of the interface stations
|2000||Porto (P)||Verification and improvement of tramway network and transfer of
technical know-how and supervision
|Napoli (I)||New tramway system
Development of the tramway network and reportable consultation
of different tramway projects in Napoli and metropolitan area
|2005||Munich (D)||Optimizing of the city tramway network taking in consideration not
only the aspect of transport but as well the aspect of urban quality
and design of public space for “Stadtwerke München MVG”
|2010||Nairobi (EAK)||Urban development and transport strategy in large slum areas and
interaction of these areas based on partly existing railway
infrastructures. Studies financed by SDI (together with the
architects Aaron Wegmann and Luigi Snozzi)
|2011||Kampala (EAU)||Urban development and transport strategy for the fast growing city. Financed by Ministry of Housing and SDI (together with the architects Aaron
Wegmann and Luigi Snozzi)
|2013||Vienna (A)||External expert in coordination group for the development strategy of public transport network (metro, tramway, commuter railway) for Vienna
|Different consultation concerning the development of rail network
in the greater area Zurich for the Zurich transport authority
“Zürcher Verkehrsverbund ZVV”
Economic evaluation of transport system
Definition of supplied modules
Evaluation of possible links and definition of priority
Definition of strategic approach
Calibration and design of important interface stations
|Development of strategy and plan concerning land use and
transport together with urbanists. Important aspects to point
out: Public transport and road network cycling, walking and parking.
Part of the project of “Grand Paris Express”.
|Assessment of transportsystem projects and development of
Tramway-Networks as well of the transportnetworks of the
metropolitan area of Graz. Suburban-train and -bus. Based on
cost benefit analyses.