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).


Envie de prendre part à un voyage pédagogique hors du commun? Notre département organise une visite du chantier du «Grand Paris Express », à l'attention de nos étudiants de master en ingénieur civil des constructions et à certains étudiants de bloc 3 de bachelier. Ce voyage est également ouvert à nos partenaires industriels.


It is our pleasure to announce the 5th Symposium on Hydrological Modelling of the Meuse basin on Thursday, 13th September 2018 in Liège (Belgium). This is a joint initiative of the research group HECE and Deltares.

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