Transversal both in terms of discipline and approach, the “Smart and sustainable cities” research unit brings together sociologists, geographers, computer scientists, ecologists, biologists and economists. Their joint work contributes to putting into perspective the evolution of the processes of the various contemporary transitions (energy, digital, etc.) and reflects on their economic, ecological and societal challenges. The collection of data and the use of databases and big data in the field of entrepreneurship, mobility, health or biodiversity is an example of this multidiscipline approach.
Whether at the level of the building, the city and its neighbourhoods or the region, the work carried out offers original elements of analysis thanks to the use of new techno-economic approaches and the exploitation of new data.