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.




Concevoir des constructions robustes est un défi contemporain. Dans cette formation, organisée par l'UGent en étroite collaboration avec l'ULiège, le concept de robustesse est expliqué et les mesures constructives envisageables sont discutées, d'une part d'un point de vue conceptuel et d'autre part sur la base des normes européennes, dont le contexte est également expliqué.


Pour son édition 2019, le concours "Faites le pont" ouvre ses portes aux anciennes et anciens! Alors, prêts à relever le challenge?

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