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Period: 2013 - 2016
Society faced with surface water quality change (France, 19th-20th century)
The Water Framework Directive (2000) deeply contributed to modify our look at water, its management and its vulnerability. This project which associates historians, geographers, political scientists, jurists, sociologists, geochemists, hydrologists and engineers, aims at revisiting the concept of water quality according to a pluridisciplinary approach, by taking into account the coevolution of the water and society (...)
Period: 2016 - 2018
The way people are connected to each other and the way our cities are built have both been shown to influence healthy aging. Yet, we do not understand exactly how built environments, daily mobility, and social networks either favour or hinder healthy aging. But novel wearable sensor devices including Global Positioning System receivers or accelerometers make it possible to gather precise information on people’s daily mobility and physical activity. Combining such data with detailed (...)Read more
Period: 2018 - 2021
The WIsDHoM project (Wealth inequalities and the dynamics of housing market. Interpreting real-estate market-based regime of spatial inequalities) is a research programme conducted jointly by UMR Géographie-cités (Paris), UMR ESPACE (Avignon) and Centre Max Weber (Lyon).
WIsDHoM analyzes growing socio-economic inequalities induced by property prices inflation. Housing prices have increased faster than the income of buyers in most of post-industrial city-regions. Real estate has become a (...)
We propose to question the sustainable city by focusing on one of its very central components, daily mobility. Indeed, if cities can be interpreted as spatial organisations favouring social interactions, the number of daily movements needed to reach this goal is continuously increasing. Therefore, improving urban accessibility merely results in increasing the traffic and its negative externalities (congestion, accidents, pollution, noise...), while reducing at the end the accessibility of (...)Read more
The TransMonDyn project started in January 2011 and will go one until the end of 2014. The project is about the evolution and transformation of settlement systems over different periods, from shorter to longer time span (several millennia). The aim is to identify generic processes operating in various parts of the world and at various periods of time, so as to distinguish comparable evolutions from those tied to a particular context.
The scientific challenge consists then in identifying (...)
What possible roles exist for water-borne transport and inland ports ? A sustainable transport solution: French river cities and their ports. FLUIDE is a comparative study launched in Paris, Lyon, Lille and Strasbourg with international comparison. The research presents solution to bring freight into their urban areas, as part of the chain that extends from major international flows to urban distribution and the role of the urban ports in the logistic organisation of today´s French (...)Read more
Period: 2014 - 2018
ODESSA European project (Optimising care DElivery models to Support Ageing-in-place : towards independance, affordability, and financial sustainability) Duration: 4 years (September 2014-August 2018) Co-financing by ANR (France), ESRC (UK), NSFC (China)
The ODESSA project is part of the program « European - Chinese call for collaborative research on the Green Economy and Understanding Population Change 2013 ». It aims at bringing knowledge on housing policy in ageing countries (namely France (...)
Period: 2013 - 2015
Expansion de la finance de marché et production urbaine en Asie, le cas de la Chine et de l’Inde
Porté par le Centre d’Etudes sur la Chine Contemporaine (CEFC) et le Laboratoire Techniques, Territoires et Sociétés (LATTS), le projet FINURBASIE interroge les modalités de la « financiarisation » des filières de production urbaine en Chine et en Inde. Plus précisément, ce projet explore, dans ces grandes puissances démographiques en proie à une forte croissance urbaine, les formes prises par la (...)
How can low density spaces, whether they participate in the rural or the peri-urban (depending on the INSEE categories), contribute in their way to the development of globally more sustainable territories ? The present research proposal postulates that, next to and in addition to the compact, dense and diversified figures of the dense urban, there are "rural figures of a generalized urban state", whose spatial characteristics and mobility practices are still very badly known. The issue is (...)Read more
Period: 2013 - 2016
Climate change prompts Human Society to develop adaptive capacities in front of extreme weather events, which are expected to increase in frequency in many regions of the world, while social vulnerability also evolves.
MobiCLIMEx addresses the question of human exposure to short fuse weather events, more precisely to flash floods associated to storms in the Mediterranean area. .
Exposure describes the complex relationship across space and time scales between population mobility (daily and (...)