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The Strategy of Esch-sur-Alzette towards Urban Resilience

The city of Esch-sur-Alzette has made a promising start as a leader in urban resilience, becoming the first city in Luxembourg to develop a resilience plan. Its objective is to enhance the city’s capacity to address a diverse range of challenges, including natural disasters such as floods and heatwaves, as well as technological disruptions such …

Housing Cooperatives in Luxembourg: A Future for Communal Living?

In the dynamic and pressured landscape of Luxembourg’s housing market, innovative solutions are essential to address the growing challenges of affordability and community integration. One promising approach is the housing cooperative model, which offers an alternative to traditional homeownership and renting. These cooperatives emphasise communal living, ecological responsibility, and affordability, providing a sustainable and inclusive …

The Minett UNESCO Biosphere: Paving the Way to Climate Neutrality

In October 2020, a significant milestone was achieved in the southern Luxembourg region, as 11 municipalities under the PRO-SUD syndicate joined the UNESCO Biosphere network, a label renowned as educational hubs for sustainable development. This move accelerates a series of initiatives aimed at actively fostering sustainable development. One of the key initiatives that followed was …

Kuebebierg: Redefining Urban Development in Luxembourg’s business district Kirchberg

Introducing Kuebebierg, a new urban development in Luxembourg’s Kirchberg area managed by the Fonds Kirchberg, focused on creating a sustainable and inclusive community. With an emphasis on environmental responsibility, social diversity, and economic viability, Kuebebierg aims to set a benchmark for future urban projects. From promoting alternative transportation to supporting local agriculture, Kuebebierg offers a …

Publikationen 2023

Willkommen auf der vorübergehenden Seite der Cellule nationale d’information pour la politique urbaine (CIPU). Dies ist eine Austauschplattform, die sich mit stadtpolitischen und urbanen Themen in Luxemburg und in Europa auseinandersetzt. Die Kooperation im Rahmen der CIPU stützt sich auf eine Konvention zwischen dem Ministerium für Wohnungsbau und Raumentwicklung, dem Ministerium für innere Angelegenheiten sowie …

Master Programme for Spatial Planning in Luxembourg 2023: Shaping a Sustainable Future

The Master Programme for Spatial Planning in Luxembourg, known as “Programme directeur d’aménagement du territoire” (PDAT) 2023, is the central element of the country’s spatial planning policy. Serving as a framework for a sustainable development of the national territory and for enhancing the quality of life of all citizens, the PDAT defines an integrated strategy …

Diving into Luxembourg’s Landscape: the 3D model of the Luxembourgish Geoportal

The 3D model featured on the National Geoportal of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg provides a comprehensive and detailed representation of Luxembourg’s landscape. This digital rendering aims to serve as a robust and accessible source of geospatial data, facilitating informed decision-making for policymakers, local administrations, and private individuals. The 3D model strives to encapsulate the intricate …

CIPU Workshop No 2: Exploring Multifunctionality in Urban Spaces

The second workshop organised by the CIPU office on the 18th of October narrowed down the annual topic of multifunctionality in the city by focusing on the integration of production and crafts in the city. The participants had the chance to delve into the concept of the Productive City from the different perspectives of municipal …

Luxembourg in Transition

“Luxembourg in Transition” (LiT) can be characterised as an innovative process with the aim of rethinking and reshaping the territorial transition of Luxembourg and its neighbouring regions across the border by developing visions for a desirable future until 2050. The territorial visioning approach is innovative in the sense that it goes beyond traditional planning culture …

The European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation Alzette Belval: Strengthening cross-border collaboration for a sustainable future

The European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) Alzette Belval plays a vital role in fostering collaboration between the French and Luxembourgish communities in the Alzette-Belval region. By facilitating cross-border projects and initiatives, the EGTC promotes sustainable development and positions Alzette-Belval as a transnational agglomeration. Aim Imagine a world where geographical borders do not limit collaboration …

CIPU Workshop: Exploring Multifunctionality in Urban Spaces

During the first workshop organised by the CIPU office in 2023 and held on the 27th of June, the participants delved into the concept of multifunctionality in the city, focusing on different scales (building/parcel, district, city). They had the opportunity to explore various planning examples and engage in discussions about the obstacles, potentials, and instruments …

Rout Lëns – the sustainable, innovative, resilient new neighbourhood in Esch-sur-Alzette

Esch-sur-Alzette is the second largest city of Luxembourg and has a rich industrial heritage. Not least because of this heritage, the city is currently undergoing a significant transformation. At the forefront of this process is the visionary project Rout Lëns. Aimed at revitalising a former industrial site, Rout Lëns is set to become a sustainable …