The annual programme of events staged by the Cities and Territories team hinges on a thematic cycle on transition studies, a young researchers one-day event jointly organized every year in the autumn with another laboratory and various other scientific gatherings.
Discussing Transition cycle: issues relating to transition, in particular ecological transition, may form the basis of many types of civic, political or institutional commitment, but what about the urban and territorial dynamics these issues underpin and which justify, here and there, many local public actions? Is this a fleeting concept or a genuine paradigm capable of rekindling learning on cities and territories? Advocated by our team, the Discussing Transition cycle of research aims specifically to sketch the outlines of a new research agenda for Pacte in the fields of geography, town planning and territorial economics. The cycle has three objectives:
- To create a common understanding around transitions, encourage appropriation of and a critical approach to this concept through monthly seminars;
- Identify and promote networking between European researchers working on transition studies, by holding regular study sessions during which we host researchers from many countries;
- Open up and share this debate with citizens and local actors by holding public meetings at various urban locations.
• Grenoble, a metropolitan transition demonstrator? 31 January 2017
• Inter-territorial relations in the field of energy transition, the TEOosCV case in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, 17 February 2017
• Cities and territories in transition: sketching out a new research agenda, 10 March 2017
- Initiate a project-oriented dynamic in the team by proposing papers at symposiums, articles in ranked English-language journals, and special sessions at international symposiums.
A young researchers day is jointly organized every year with another laboratory. This event gives rise to a call for papers, publicized in the form a special issue of the review.
Open days to present and debate the team’s research projects.
Study days focusing on urban and territorial dynamics
A three-day French-language scientific research convention for doctoral students (ASRDLF) will be held on 28-30 March 2018, bringing together 70 PhD students and 15 or so researchers (economists, geographers and planners), to discuss their work in regional and urban studies. Mettre les lien