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Conference on territorial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in Luxembourg

Last Friday, the online conference “The territorial impacts of the health crisis linked to COVID-19″ within the framework of the urban-architectural and landscape consultation “Luxembourg in transition” was held. The high-level conference was organised by the National Information Unit for Urban Policy (CIPU) in cooperation with the Order of Architects and Consulting Engineers (OAI) and …

A visit to ‘Elmen’, a new affordable housing district

On the 22nd of September 2020, CIPU organised a visit to ‘Elmen’, the largest affordable housing project in Luxembourg. The district is developed adjacent to the municipality of Kehlen in the West of Luxembourg (see here and map at the bottom). A 3D model of the houses being realised in 'Elmen'. Source: S.N.H.B.M., 2020. Elmen …

What role should spatial planning and urban development play in adapting to climate change? An Interview with Minister Claude Turmes

As first contribution to the CIPU Blog, Claude Turmes, Luxembourg Minister for Energy and Spatial Planning has been interviewed on the role of spatial and urban planning on climate change adaptation in Luxembourg. Interviewer: Minister Turmes, climate change is an important topic in Luxembourg. Two of the instruments to address climate change are spatial planning …