In 2050, 75% of the world population will be living in cities.

Building the city of tomorrow is a challenge that recruits engineers in domains as varied as the supply of provisions (water, raw and secondary materials, energy, land use), resilience, risk management, natural disasters (wind, seismic, floods, etc.), mobility, etc., many problems that are addressed by urban and environmental engineering.


The innovative design of the buildings, networks and infrastructure that tomorrow’s city-dweller will need and which will contribute to the improvement of their living conditions are at the heart of our process. One of the current major stakes is to switch from an open cycle approach to a circular approach, based on recycling, the recovery and maintenance of existing structures and urban systems while ensuring the risks, that these structures and systems are exposed to, are reduced. The engineer’s role in this domain is to develop new urban and environmental technologies that are adapted to contribute to the development of resilient and resource efficient cities.


The expertise developed in the Urban and Environmental Engineering research unit is built around urban and environmental systems modelling, whether it be with digital models, models in the laboratory, in-situ monitoring (smart metering) or collaborative tools, particularly in the Building Information Model/Management domain.




Keep the 9-12 September 2019 free! The 10th International Groundwater Quality Conference (GQ 2019) will be held in Liège (Belgium).


Are you interested in intercultural and interdisciplinary exchanges? Do you want to complete your CV with creative thinking skills? Do you want to expand your network through regional collaboration? Do you want to discover the attractive cities of the Euregio Meuse-Rhine (BE, DE, NL)?


Apprendre pendant 4 mois à des ressortissants des pays du Sud à valoriser les ressources secondaires pour une construction durable. C'est l'objectif que se donne depuis 2016 le Laboratoire des Matériaux de Constructions, dans le cadre du stage SeRaMa.

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