Valentine Judge

 Valentine Judge

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Master 2 Cartography and Environmental Management (Nantes University, France) -2012/2013-

  • Programming (Mapbasic) - General risk assessment
  • GIS / Data Base - Hydrology and catchment
  • Remote Sensing - Industrial risk

Master 2 Engineering and Environmental Sciences (Strasbourg University, France) -2011/2012-

  • GIS - Water/soil/plant transfert
  • Contaminated land remediation - Environment risk economy
  • Waste and waste water treatment - Air/Climat/Energy

Geoecology Master Program (Umeå University, Sweden) -2010/2011-

  • Fields & Methods in Geoecology - GIS & Spatial Analysis
  • Bioorganic chemistry

Bachelor Earth Science, Environment and Space (Nice Sophia-Antipolis University) -2007/2010-

  • Petrology - Geophysic
  • Hydrogeology/Petrol - Geotechnic
  • Informatic (Fortran code) - Geochemistry

02/2013-06/2013: Intern in the Littoral Environment and Society research department (French National Research Center)

  • Work with vector and raster data (ArcGIS, Excel, Access, Matlab)
  • Network and spatial analysis (ArcGIS extension tools)
  • GIS analysis (amenity map, urban index map)
  • Urban simulation (Agent Base Model)

02/2012-08/2012: Environmental Engineer within an Industrial Risk department

  • Classified installations for environmental protection authorization files
  • Field work
  • Client meeting

04/2010-06/2010: Intern in the Geologic research department – Nice University

  • Rock macro/microscopic observation (MEB)
  • Tectonic context interpretation

The PhD main objective is to simulate residential mobility in a cross-border context.

How does the border context influence residential mobility?

This work will contribute to the development of a Cellular Automata, in a way to be used in the SMART.BOUNDARY project carried by both ThéMA (FR) and CEPS/INSTEAD (LUX) laboratories (

The Automata should be able to show and help to understand how residential mobility continuously re-organizes urban landscape in a border context within time and space. A prospective approach of studied areas will be developed within different scenarios.


The PhD will focus on Strasbourg-Kehl cross-border area, in a way to obtain results which could be compared to others areas studied in the SMART.BOUNDARY project. The objective is to insure that both studies are complementary. Methodology, approaches, tools should be mostly transferable from on site to another to be able to observe similitude and differences over areas.


Results are expected to give clear and accurate information about residential strategy in a cross-border context. Its influence on urban development in border area will be discussed. Finally, the implicit and explicit role of border differentials in the evolution of cross-border residential mobility will provide tangible results through the implementation of different scenarios.

Residential mobility, Landuse, Cellular Automata, spatial simulation, border 

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