The transition to a sustainable city, brought about by environmental considerations and the evolution of our societies, has profoundly modified our way of designing urban areas, infrastructure and services. At a time when the greater part of humanity lives in cities, the question has become crucial. Working in line with lifestyles, uses and expectations, design offers a pragmatic approach focused on a human-centered evolution of the built environment and mobility.
Sustainable Cities is one of the school’s design and innovation centers, and is dedicated to the evolution of the built environment and urban mobility. Based on the experimental platform Sustainable Cities Design Lab for innovation by practical usage, it opened in March 2012 on our campus.
Sustainable cities include the following MDes programs: Mutations of the Built Environment and Urban Design.
The design is at the center of the sustainable city concept. From environment to furniture, from information technology to visual identity, all the various design professions are involved in this transformation of our built environment.