Louvain4City

L4CITY

Living together better

Urbanisation and metropolitanisation comprise a strategic challenge identified by UCL. Louvain4City is the Louvain4 platform that addresses it.

Louvain4City is a multidisciplinary platform that sees cities and metropolises as the beating hearts of technological, technical, sociological, political and human development. At the helm? A growing team of UCL researchers are exploring current and future issues related to urbanisation and living together. Louvain4City is part of the Louvain4 interdisciplinary research initiative, which aims to meet the great challenges of our time.

Research areas

Louvain4City develops projects in:

  • urban planning and development;
  • transport and energy;
  • health;
  • heritage and history;
  • demographic, sociological, cultural, ethnic, political, religious, philosophical evolution.

Some of Louvain4City’s projects:

  • Citylab: Development of neighbourhood urban biology laboratories and a mobile laboratory (in partnership with Médecins du Monde) to care for patients suffering from chronic diseases.
  •  Metrolab Brussels

News

Environment

Big data: cartography the pulsations of a territory

2019 Fellow Award of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI), Isabelle Thomas reflects on her unconventional journey. ‘What fascinates me? Using geo-localised data to...

Designing Brussels ecosystems

This is the goal of Metrolab’s 2019 MasterClass on urban ecology. For 15 days, from 28 January to 8 February, 30 international researchers will explore ecosystem design in Brussels as...
Society

Opening Brussels to everyone

Since 2016, Metrolab, a collective project coordinated by UCLouvain sociologist Mathieu Berger, has analysed our capital from the inside. Funded by European ERDF policy, this ambitious...