Laboratoire de Géographie et Aménagement du Territoire
Welcome to the Geography and Spatial Planning research centre
The Geography and Spatial Planning research centre was established in April 2006 and is part of the Research Unit IPSE (Identités. Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces). The centre is devoted to study regional and local development and planning (amongst others in Luxembourg and in the Greater Region), European urban and spatial policy and also sustainable spatial development.
The research follows different trajectories and paradigms of human geography and spatial planning, notably institutional and actor-centred approaches, theories in the context of chains, flows and networks, and also approaches that are related to the cultural and spatial turn. Major fields of research include environmental economic geography, urban studies and metropolitan governance, spatial statistics and modelling.
The centre hosts the National Contact Point for the EU programme ESPON (European Spatial Planning Observation Network) as well as the CIPU (Cellule nationale d'Information pour la Politique Urbain). It also offers two study programmes: the Master in Geography and Spatial Planning and the Formation Continue en Aménagement du Territoire , a continuous education programme in spatial planning.