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Curbing urban sprawl

Vote February 10, 2019 Swiss voters asked to decide on urban sprawl

As urban development continues apace, should a freeze be placed on the creation of new construction zones?

Rethinking the chalet A plan to save Swiss ski resorts from sprawl

Fiona Pià has a radical idea for helping Swiss ski resorts limit sprawl, while accommodating more visitors and protecting the natural landscape.

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Explore 600 national votes How direct democracy has grown over the decades

The number of issues put to vote has increased considerably since the 1970s. The graphics present more than 600 nationwide votes since 1848.

Direct democracy What’s a people’s or citizens’ initiative?

Switzerland gives its citizens the chance to play a direct part in political decision-making. Although direct democracy is not unique to ...