December 2015 - New book
Jan Bogaert and Jean-Marie Halleux have edited the book "Territoires périurbains. Développement, enjeux et perspectives dans les pays du Sud" at the Presses agronomiques de Gembloux.
June 2015 - Best paper APERAU Prize
J.-M. Halleux and M.-C. Vandermeer received the APERAU Prize 2015 for the best paper with "The impact of mobility management by Walloon companies on commuting".
May 2015 - Best Master Thesis Award
P.-F. Wilmotte (directed by J.-M. Halleux) has received the "best master thesis prize" of the Walloon Foundation Pierre-Marie et Jean-François Humblet for his thesis on the Spatial organization of Walloon clusters. Toward a new economic geography of Walloon area ?.
Novembre 2014 - New project for PUCA
In collaboration with the University of Sheffield (Department of Town and Regional Planning), ECOGEO is working for PUCA, a French inter-ministerial organization aiming to coordinate various research programs on urban development, construction and architecture. The developed project is dealing with the soft densification of peripheral suburban spaces.
October 2014 - International project "SimsCity ValueCap"
SimsCity ValueCap (Simulations for Innovative Mechanisms for the Selforganizing City: testing new tools for Value Capturing) is a new international research project developed with Radboud University Nijmegen, the University of Liverpool and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. This project is financed through the JPI Urban Europe. It aims to develop innovative development strategies and tools that promote and stimulate urban regeneration.
July 2013 - J.-M. Halleux appointed Chairman of Lepur
The University of Liege Board has decided to appoint Jean-Marie Halleux Chairman of Lepur. Lepur (The Research Centre on Territorial, Urban and Rural Sciences) brings together research units and researchers specialising in the field of territorial and urban development at the University of Liège.
July 2012 - Flexibility is key to managing urban sprawl
DG Environment of the European Union has published a news based on the paper "The adaptive efficiency of land use planning measured by the control of urban sprawl" (2012) written by Halleux, J-M., Marcinczak, S. & van der Krabben, E.
May 2012 - Launch of the Interreg project Value added
The Interreg project Value added aims to demonstrate how cities can best integrate bottom-up and top-down approach in the development of green infrastructures. In this project, the main task of ECOGEO will be to compare different institutional arrangements based on the theory of the transaction costs.
February 2012 - Structuration spatiale des marchés fonciers et étalement urbain
Jean-Marie Halleux has published "Structuration spatiale des marchés fonciers et étalement urbain" at the Editions Universitaires Européennes.
November 2011 - New PhD research
Marie-Caroline Vandermeer's project was nominated for a PhD grant by CPDT. Her research relates to the relationship between regional competitiveness and the problem of business real estate in Wallonia. Her work aims to provide insights into the conditions for regional development through the adequate provision of economic estates, industrial buildings and commercial units.
October 2011 - Localisation des industries
The fifth edition of B. Mérenne-Schoumaker's textbook "Localisation des industries" has been published by Rennes university press (PUR).
September 2011 - Le développement territorial en Europe. Concepts, enjeux et débats
G. Baudelle, C. Guy and B. Mérenne-Schoumaker published "Le développement territorial en Europe. Concepts, enjeux et débats".
Welcome to the website of ECOGEOECOGEO unit is attached to the Department of Geography (Faculty of Sciences) of the University of Liege. It is dedicated to the research and teaching in economic geography, a long-established domain in the ULg.
Our research group focuses on the location of economic activities, land and real estate markets, the economics of urban forms and the relationships between spatial planning and the economy.
ECOGEO is integrated in LEPUR, the Research Centre on Territorial, Urban and Rural Sciences, which brings together research units and researchers specializing in the field of territorial and urban development at the University of Liege.
ECOGEO has also strong links with SEGEFA (Service de Géographie Économique Fondamentale et Appliquée), LEMA (Local Environment Management and Analysis), LAPLEC (Laboratory for the Analysis of Places, Landscapes and European Countrysides) and LMG (Laboratoire de Méthodologie de la Géographie).