Alzette – Belval
Project presentation & objectives
The cross-border territory known as Alzette-Belval encompasses eight French municipalities (in the Moselle and Meurthe-et-Moselle departments) and four Luxemburg municipalities. The various municipalities are characterized by a common history: after living through the rise and decline of the mines and steel industries, they are undertaking their restructuring and intend to ensure sustainable development.
On the French side, an Etablissement Public d’Aménagement (public development corporation) was established in 2012. The urban development is carried out under the EcoCité label and includes the construction of 8’600 housing units. It aims to address the following challenges:
- Ensure economic development and strengthen the attractiveness of the territory ;
- Meet the demand for new housing and urban development and limit its impact on energy and transportation needs ;
- Preserve natural biodiversity and local identity and heritage.