Urban development and mobility

The research work of the Urban Development and Mobility department focuses on the geographical, economic and social dimensions of cross-border metropolitan development carried out in Luxembourg and the Greater Region. Four main themes are thus privileged.

Specifically, these four themes focus on the following areas:

  • The first theme focuses on the functioning of land and property markets as well as housing policies. This observation and analysis work is carried out within the framework of the ‘Observatoire de l'Habitat’
  • The second theme deals with planning and spatial development and examines in particular the process of urban sprawl as well as spatial planning policies
  • The third theme focuses on individuals' mobility practices and behaviours, both in terms of their daily movements and their changes of residence. Taking into account the interactions between daily mobility and residential mobility is part of a reflection aimed at promoting the development of sustainable mobility using modeling and simulation tools
  • The fourth theme focuses on the mechanisms of cross-border metropolitan integration and questions in particular the modalities of the economic development of the border regions, the modes of governance implemented and the role and the meaning of the European borders in these processes

Ongoing projects

Observatoire de l'Habitat
Ministries or Administrations of the Luxembourg State
Mobilité dans les Zones d'Activités de la Région Sud
Ministries or Administrations of the Luxembourg State
Consequential Life Cycle Assessment of multi-modal mobility policies - the case of Luxembourg
Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR)
Understanding the Role of Contrasting Urban Contexts in Healthy Ageing: An International Study of Daily Mobility and Active Living Using Wearable Sensor Devices across Cohorts
Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR)
Stabilising an unstable industry: The role of agency in interconnecting international financial centres
Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR)
Automates cellulaires pour la simulation de la croissance urbaine et des mobilités transfrontalières
Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR)
DFG Scientific Network “Spaces of Global Production: The Territorial Dimensions of Global Production Networks and World City Networks"
Médias et construction territoriale en Europe
Disruption in real estate markets? Blockchain land register implementation in Sweden
Mobilités résidentielle, quotidienne et professionnelle des frontaliers français
Monitoring daily experiences of transport users with Twitter
Developing mobility-on-demand solutions for sustainable mobility - the case of Luxembourg
Schéma de développement territorial de la Grande Région
Wider Impacts and Scenario Evaluation of Autonomous and Connected Transport (COST Action (CA16222))
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