About Laboratory

The Géographie-cités laboratory is a mixed unit. Alongside the CNRS it has three primary cotutelles: Panthéon-Sorbonne University, University of Paris (formerly Paris Diderot), and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales.

The lab brings together over sixty professor-researchers, researchers, engineers, technicians, and approximately eighty doctoral students to conduct research that combines theoretical and epistemological analysis, quantitative and qualitative methods, empirical work, and a comparative approach. Based on this framework, each of the UMR’s three teams, CRIA, EGHO and PARIS, develops its own research themes.

UMR Administration

Géographie-cités – UMR 8504
Director: Éric Denis
Associate Director: Sandrine Berroir
General Secretary: Martine Laborde

Four transverse subjects structure inter-team research activities

Mobility and Territories: Towards a Relational Approach to Space

Stability and Fluidity of Geographical Objects

Making the City: Processes, Actors, Practices

Data and Protocols in the Digital Humanities

Five working groups exist within the UMR

STOP Harassment

The support and information working group on harassment.

Are you a target or witness of harassment? An internal committee can help support, inform, and assist you with institutional resources.
Visit page. The Stop Harassment committee members may be contacted individually or contact the committee at stopharcelement@parisgeo.cnrs.fr

Stop Harassment committee members: Sandrine Berroir ; Nadine Cattan ; Luc Guibard ; Saber Marrouchi ; Juliette Maulat ; Camille Schmoll ; Julie Vallée

UMR Digital Archives

(including archives of emeritus members)

Created in 2003 by Christine Kosmopoulos, the UMR Geographie-Cités’ open archive collection provides access to nearly 2000 full texts and more than 1400 references, including an exhaustive index of all laboratory production since 2017.
In addition, a policy of promoting the publications and work of its emeritus members, carried out by the UMR’s working group on heritage archives, has led to the creation of several individual open archive collections: François Durand-Dastes, Denise Pumain, Violette Rey, Thérèse Saint-Julien.

UMR Digital Archives Working Group Members: Julie Chouraqui, Christine Kosmopoulos, Olivier Orain

Tracking the UMR’s PhD Students

This working group has several objectives:
1) to identify and build a network of alumni
2) to maintain links in different directions: research, training, exchanges around professional paths
3) to provide visibility on the skills acquired during a PhD program
4) to provide visibility on former PhD students’ professional trajectories

UMR PhD Student Working Group Members: Sandrine Berroir, Joël Boulier, Clarisse Didelon Loiseau, Joséphine Lecuyer, Pierre Pistre, Natacha Rollinde de Beaumont, Christine Zanin

Digital Communication

This group deals with the UMR’s digital presence (Twitter, website, etc.)

Digital Communication Working Group: Natacha Aveline, Sabine Barles, Ludovic Chalonge, Catherine Côme, Anaïs Dubreuil, Denis Eckert, Sébastien Haule, Joséphine Lecuyer, Martine Laborde, Saber Marouchi, Yonathan Parmentier, Matthieu Pichon, Julie Vallée

IT Management

This group was created in the context of adapting the IT system to the different policies of our cotutelles. Its mission is to analyse the needs of users in terms of business software (eg. Arcgis, Qgis, R) and resources (hardware). Its goal is to develop standards that will allow us to optimize the use of our resources according to technological developments.

IT Management Working Group Members: Ludovic Chalonge, Hadrien Commenges, Thomas Louail, Saber Marouchi, Yonathan Parmentier

Géographie-cités’ News