Scientific programs

CRIA team


Dates: 2022 - 2025

The SPACE project aims to develop a dynamic, adaptive approach to urban sustainability. The project draws upon analyses of the risk factors and sociospatial patterns that drive dengue transmission in Singapore, as well as the social and technical skills developed by individuals, community groups and state actors in response to disease propagation.


Dates: 2022 - 2025

The research project LAPTER (Heritage and Tourism Labels in the Centre Val de Loire Region: a TERrritorial resource?) aims to answer the following question: what is the purpose of labels for heritage and tourism development? More precisely, it will look at whether - and to what extent - these labels are tools for territorial planning and local development.

From the World Before to the World After – MAMA

Dates: 2021-2024

Contribution of Géographie-cités to the project "Du Monde d'Avant au Monde d'Après" (MAMA), a multidimensional survey on the adjustments, dynamics and reorganizations caused by the Covid pandemic19.

Social housing sales in the Paris region: Social housing organizations & their tenants facing the Parisian housing market

Dates: 2020 - 2023

In France, social housing sales have been promoted by public officials since the 1980s in order to improve households’ housing trajectories and to contribute to the financing of new social dwellings. The project analyzes the housing past and futures of households living in social buildings offered for sale and assesses the way sales changes social housing management and production.

Financing Clean Air

Dates: 2019 - 2023

The Financing Clean Air project brings together researchers from Europe and China to explore how Land Value Capture (LVC) might be used to support the goal of improving air quality in urban environments. The project takes a specific focus on the impacts that transport and housing, particularly domestic heating, have on air quality.


Dates: 2020 - 2021

Starting from the specialized vocabulary of geography, the project aims to develop a protocol adaptable to other disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. The aim is to systematize experimented actions in terms of translation, to promote the translation of metadata (English, Spanish, Chinese), to develop multilingual indexes that will be shared with other open access journals.

POPSU Lille – The Lille metropolis and the others: cooperation for innovation?

Dates: 2019 - 2022

The project aims at analysing the way metropolises – and in particular the Métropole européenne de Lille – are embedded in complex territorial systems, made of other cities, rural areas, in and outside France. It is based on the characterization of the relationships between the metropolis and other territorial entities close to or far from it. It addresses urban metabolism in its extraterritorial dimensions.

The land development and property activities of transport infrastructure managers: issues, processes and outcomes on urban production in Paris city-region

Dates: 2019 - 2022

The Firminfra project studies the land and real estate activities of two transport operators (Paris Aéroport and Société du Grand Paris) and the role of these actors in urban production in Île-de-France. The research describes the progressive diversification and evolution of the land and real estate activities of the two operators, analyses the logic underlying these changes and explores the outcomes of their activities on urban transformations of Paris city-region.

WIsDHoM – Wealth Inequalities and the Dynamics of Housing Market. Interpreting real-estate market-based regime of spatial inequalities

Dates: 2019 - 2022

The project investigates how asset-based welfare policies, residential market volatility, stratified accumulation and vulnerability impinge upon the geography of inequality in property markets. Since the 1990s, housing prices have increased faster than the income of buyers, becoming a driver of social polarisation and household vulnerability. We investigate links bteween socio-spatial inequality, asset capitalisation, instability and vulnerability in residential housing markets.

Ties and interactions between the Condorcet university campus and the local community

Dates: 2019 - ...

This research intends to question the local impacts of university campus' construction by analyzing the case of Campus Condorcet. We aim to better comprehend how local stakeholders perceive, promote or contest present and future urban transformations. This project is based on a collective research with students of EHESS from different disciplines.

Encyclopedia of Sciences Geography-Demography field

Dates: 2018 - 2025

Conception and writing of about 80 books presenting the knowledge and know-how of geography and demography for students and researchers (master and doctorate level) as well as for the general public. The books will be published in French by ISTE and in English by Wiley.

POPSU program – Rouen Normandy

Dates: 2018 - 2021

The "POPSU - Rouen" program is a collective research project involving public policy stakeholders and research teams. The scientific project focuses on three issues: metropolitan cooperation, accessibility and mobility, and metropolitan agenda for ecological transition. The research of the UMR Géographie-cités focuses more specifically on the analysis of the trajectory of public policies in the field of metropolitan cooperations and in the field of mobility.

RelatHealth- A relational approach to place effects on health in cities

Dates: 2018 - 2021

In RelatHealth project we propose to analyse place effects on health focusing on accessibility to various urban resources, such as health care facilities but also commercial, cultural, transportation and leisure facilities. We aim to reconsider the notion of accessibility combining not only spatial distribution of urban resources but also people’s place experiences and to explore inequalities in resources accessibility may translate into inequalities in health. Two cities are more specifically studied : Paris and Montreal.


Dates: 2010 - 2023

JournalBase provides a unique service for identifying national and international non-predatory journals in the social sciences and humanities and for comparing their listings in national and international databases. JB is developed in partnership with the INSHS of the CNRS, the UMR-Géographie-cités and with the support of the TGIR Huma-Num for hosting.

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