Cross-cutting Group : Uses of history and urban futures

Research project

The cross-cutting group aims to get researchers together who wish to debate the potential uses of historical research in present-day and future urban planning. History is undestood not in the academic sense of the term (i.e., historians) but as a de facto multidisciplinary urban research method. Similarly, the working group does not insist upon a single definition of the city given the varied and complementary nature of research topics (urban forms, networks and infrastructure, practices of inhabitants public policies, stakeholders' institutional cultures, how planning professionals are organised, etc.) and historical approaches to studyin all things urban. To find oud more.


Scientific coordination


Loïc Vadelorge



Corinne Jacquand


Researchers from inside or outside LABEX research teams with cross-cutting disciplinary backgrounds are actively involved in the Cross-cutting Group's scientific projects. To find out more.


Scientific events

As a part of the Cross-cutting Group's activities, scientific events are organised (seminars, international conferences or study days) to which LABEX researchers and outside personalities are invited.

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