PEPR « SUSTAINABLE CITIES »

PEPR « SUSTAINABLE CITIES »

RISE was recently asked by Rémi Barillon to define the scientific priorities for the forthcoming creation of a Priority Exploratory Research Programme (PEPR) in the field of the 'Sustainable City', in particular for the strategy 'solutions for the sustainable city and innovative building'. This programme is the subject of a ZAEU-RISE  co-elaboration.

The axes selected are the following:

  • Reflexive and shared approaches to scientific research on sustainable cities: thinking & collectively organising transdisciplinarity on sustainable cities, i.e., articulation of scientific disciplines + integration of knowledge and experience of the various actors in society.
  • Sustainable urban metabolism: understanding, quantifying and sustainably managing the flows and cycles of energy (production-consumption-recycling), water and materials (food and waste, pollutants, building materials, etc., at different levels of organisation (urban, regional)).
  • Urban resilience to global change - planning (multi-species meeting zones, prevention of heat islands, etc.), designing (adapted architecture and urbanism, (re-)connection with water and nature, and fostering (resilient urban culture, adapted renovation, etc.)
  • Inclusive and shared urban governance (transdisciplinarity), adaptive, focused on the reduction of socio-environmental inequalities: what responses to fundamental rights, in particular the right to a healthy environment and to sustainable food?