Geography & Spatial Planning

How do urban spaces develop and how can architecture and spatial planning steer this process in order to make our cities liveable and sustainable? How does location, access to green spaces and accessibility to public transport influence property prices? What are the socio-economic and spatial implications of international migration? How can spatial data be collected with the help of digital devices and crowdsourcing? How can regional economies, in times of climate change and resource scarcity, adapt their business models towards a sustainable production system? What impacts do development strategies have on sustainability in micro- and macro-regions?

In the field of geography, spatial planning and architecture, we conduct research to find answers to these and other questions. We are a team of more than 40 academics from various disciplines who work together to examine spatial development processes on a local, regional and international level. We are particularly interested in understanding transformation processes and in developing recommendations for sustainable transitions. Special emphasis is placed on urban development patterns, underlying governance mechanisms, migration issues, cross-border cooperation, economic restructuring processes and policy coherence for sustainable development. Digital methods of data gathering and analysis as well as the development of digital tools for visualisation play an increasing role in our research and teaching.

Collaborators in Geography & Spatial Planning

Jutta
Bissinger
Geography & Spatial Planning
Luxembourg
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Tom
Becker
Geography & Spatial Planning
Luxembourg
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Christian
Schulz
Geography & Spatial Planning
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Birte
Nienaber
Geography & Spatial Planning
Migration
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Léa
Lemaire
Geography & Spatial Planning
Luxembourg
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Malte
Helfer
Geography & Spatial Planning
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Markus
Hesse
Geography & Spatial Planning
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Constance
Carr
Geography & Spatial Planning
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Florian
Hertweck
Geography & Spatial Planning
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Estelle
Evrard
Geography & Spatial Planning
Social Sciences
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José
Oliveira
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Geography & Spatial Planning
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Lorenzo
Vianelli
Geography & Spatial Planning
Migration
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Christian
Wille
Geography & Spatial Planning
Humanities
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Geoffrey
Caruso
Geography & Spatial Planning
Social Sciences
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Ottavia
Cima
Geography & Spatial Planning
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Marielle
Ferreira Silva
Geography & Spatial Planning
Social Sciences
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Kerry
Schiel
Geography & Spatial Planning
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Paula
Hild
Geography & Spatial Planning
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Lucas
Oesch
Geography & Spatial Planning
Migration
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Isabelle
Pigeron
Geography & Spatial Planning
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Yufei
Wei
Geography & Spatial Planning
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Harlan
Koff
Geography & Spatial Planning
Social Sciences
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Naja
Camisa
Geography & Spatial Planning
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Latest projects

Geography & Spatial Planning
Luxembourg in Transition
A consortium of researchers and designers led by the “Geography & Spatial Planning” department at the University of Luxembourg is one of the 10 teams selected by the Ministry of Energy and Regional Planning to imagine the future of the country. The objective of the mission is clear: bring innovative ideas for a sustainable and resilient Grand Duchy.
Geography & Spatial Planning
Small but global cities
The last few decades have seen the rise of small but highly global cities that play key intermediary roles in the global flow of money, goods, services, people and knowledge. Yet little is known about these cities. How do they emerge, how do they manage to transcend their small size to gain global significance? What about their future in an increasingly globalised and digitalised world? The GLOBAL project fills in some of these gaps.
Geography & Spatial Planning
RELOCAL – Resituating the Local in Cohesion and Territorial Development
To make the world a fairer place, public policies tend to give responsibility to local entities.
The RELOCAL project of the University of Luxembourg aims to identify factors that condition local accessibility to European policies, local ability to articulate needs and claims for equality and local capacity for exploiting European opportunity structures in a more just way.
Geography & Spatial Planning
Circular economy: opportunities for sustainable resource use
Recently, circular economy policies have been propagated in many countries as a key strategy to reduce resource consumption and minimize waste by ‘closing the loops’ of material and energy flows. The CIRCULAR project of the University of Luxembourg is interested in the way firms and organizations succeed in adopting circularity to make their products more sustainable.
Geography & Spatial Planning
Grand Genève et son sol. Property, Ecology, Identity
The transborder region of Geneva is characterized by a socioeconomic imbalance between its core, the city of Geneva, and a residential belt located beyond the Franco-Swiss border with large protected agricultural areas in between.
Our territorial design strategy for Greater Geneva 2050 proposes the creation of one balanced, resilient metropolis out of the two separate agglomerations, offering proximity between work and life and between urban structure and agriculture.