Presentation of the 2016 Summer school

Organisation committee

Management of LABEX Urban Futures

Frédéric de Coninck, Director

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Catherine Alcouffe, administrator - webmaster

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Administration of the City, Transport and Territory Doctoral School

Caroline Gallez, Assistant Director

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Doctoral researcher representatives

Kelsey Flanagan, doctoral researcher, LEESU/ED SIE

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Daniel Florentin, doctoral researcher, LATTS/ED VTT

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Romain Gustiaux, doctoral researcher, ACP/ED CS

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Maylis Poirel, doctoral researcher, LVMT/ED VTT

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Interdisciplinary themes

Persistence of inequalities

The old problems of spatial segregation have not gone away and most social divides are projected spatially where they acquire particular visibility.

New planning challenges

The most visible and widely-covered challenges are related to the physical environment : facilitationg more frugal lifestyles, incorporating the principles of the circular economy, anticipating the consequences of climate change, resilience in the face of natural risks, managing scarce resources (water, space and energy), battling urban sprawl.

Changing (individual and collective) practices

Individual and household practices are changing and professional practices are changing as well, along with the form of collective action.

Summer school program

The programme is structured around 5 types of sequences (i.e., the seven types of activities co-organised by the doctoral researchers figure in the first four sequences):

Sequence 1: comparative presentation of thesis findings

Sequence 2: keynote lectures dealing with the three broad themes chosen for this Summer school

Sequence 3: workshops organised around thesis findings

Sequence 4: a day spent with local actors, including a half-day field visit

Sequence 5: group experiments in innovative analytical methods.