Supported by the University of Lyon, the cluster of IMU brings together almost 535 researchers (from 31 laboratories) as well as many communities and business partners. The LabEx IMU contributes to making the Lyon Saint-Etienne metropolis ne of the leading scientific clusters in France and Europe on issues related to cities and urban environments. It makes its resources available to political, economic and social players who are thinking about and designing the city of tomorrow. The LabEx IMU is intensifying urban research by supporting scientific diversity and developing multidisciplinary methods and cultures, all across the Lyon Saint-Etienne metropolis. The goal of the LabEx IMU is to develop and share knowledge.