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Urban development and mobility

The department's objective is to play a prominent role in academic and societal interdisciplinary and intersectoral research, internationally and nationally. The aim is to provide an understanding of urban life and the functioning of urban areas, the implications for the sustainability of cities as well as the quality of life of their inhabitants and visitors, and in identifying effective pathways at the individual and urban level to stimulate urban vitality and liveability.

Major thematic issues on the research agenda are housing, financial centres development, spatial development, cross-border metropolitan integration, local and cross-border mobilities, public health, and smart cities. The two observatories, one on housing and another one on spatial development, including expertise in GIS, form an important basis for research.

The UDM Department contributes also to the three inter-disciplinary research programmes:

  • Cross-border issues are central to many studies of the department. Analysing cross-border flows and the relationships with political, social, cultural, economic and institutional factors fosters multiple collaborations with the cross-border interdisciplinary programme.
  • UDM has developed strong competences in research on the health implications of mobility and exposures to urban environments and in health interventions, which will be further extended to contribute optimally to the Health & Health Systems interdisciplinary programme.
  • In a digitalised society, internet and smartphones offer opportunities to participate in e-activities in a manner less constrained by time and place. In addition, the implementation of automotive vehicles could change daily mobility. The social and spatio-temporal implications of a digitalised society will be an axe of research for the Digital Transformation interdisciplinary programme.

Ongoing projects

CA16121
COST Action CA16121 - From Sharing to Caring: Examining Socio-Technical Aspects of the Collaborative Economy
Funding
European Commission
CECCUT
L’intégration communautaire de proximité par les politiques culturelles : Capitales Européennes de la Culture et Cohésion Urbaine Transfrontalière
Funding
European Commission
CASINO
The happy Commuter: a life-oriented Approach of commuting SatisfactIOn
Funding
Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR)
CROSS-POP
The Right-Wing Populist Discourse in European Cross-Border Areas. A comparison between Switzerland and Luxembourg
Funding
Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR)
China-Lux
China's Financial Networks in Luxembourg
Funding
Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR)
FINWEBS
Stabilising an unstable industry: The role of agency in interconnecting international financial centres
Funding
Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR)
MoBILife
Mobility, Biography, Identity, towards quality of Life
Funding
Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR)
SCALE-IT-UP
Scaling of the Environmental Impacts of Transport and Urban Patterns
Funding
Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR)
DFG Scientific Network “Spaces of Global Production: The Territorial Dimensions of Global Production Networks and World City Networks"
ABTLAS
Applications of Blockchain Technology in Land Administration Systems
OtL
OBSERVATOIRE TRANSFRONTALIER DU LOGEMENT DANS LA GRANDE REGION
3M
Mobilités résidentielle, quotidienne et professionnelle des frontaliers français
A-HOUSE
The Effects of Affordable Housing on Subjective Well-being
AffordHouseEU
Affordable housing in the comparative perspective in Europe: measures, policies and social implications
MMUST
Modèle Multimodal et Scénarios de mobilité Transfrontaliers
MoDLux
Developing mobility-on-demand solutions for sustainable mobility - the case of Luxembourg
SDTGR / REKGR
Schéma de développement territorial de la Grande Région
WISE-ACT
Wider Impacts and Scenario Evaluation of Autonomous and Connected Transport (COST Action (CA16222))
Department Director
martin.dijst@liser.lu
Tél.: (+352) 58 58 55 - 316
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