Badra Merrad Benyamina is defending his PhD thesis "Space Movements and Mutations in Algiers" in Dijon   The defense will take place at the MSH of Dijon on July 1st at 14h30. This work was directed by André Larceneux, Emeritus Professor at the University of Borgogne and co-directed by Tahar Baouni, Professor at the Ecole Polytechnique d’Architecture et d’Urbanisme (EPAU-Alger), laboratoire VUDD   Defense jury Corinne Blanquart, Director of Research at...
Valentine Judge is defending his PhD thesis "Machine Learning for Land Use Change Analysis and Modelling. An exploration of urban development on the French-German border area"   The defense will take place in Besançon at the Salon Preclin, UFR SLHS on July 16th at 3pm. This work was directed by Jean-Philippe Antoni, Professor at the University of Borgogne, laboratory ThéMA and co-directed by Olivier Klein, Associate researcher at the LISER Institute, Luxembourg.   Defense...
Olivier Bonin, researcher IFSTTAR at LVMT (Laboratoire Ville-Mobilité-Transport, Champs-sur-Marne), is defending his Accreditation to supervise research at the laboratory ThéMA.   The defense will take place on may the 27th at 2 pm, at the " Grand Salon" (18, rue Chifflet, UFR SLHS).     Geography has since antiquity used cartography to describe the shape of the Earth and its population. Indeed, cartography is an analogical model of the world particularly suited to the...
An article published in Nature Scientific Reports: Huge decrease of frost frequency in the Mont-Blanc Massif under climate change   Benjamin Pohl, Daniel Joly, Julien Pergaud, Jean-François Buonchristiani, Paul Soare & Alexandre Berger, Nature Scientific reports volume 9, Article number : 4919 (2019) https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-41398-5#Abs1...
PixScape software, devoted to the modelling of landscape visibility, is published in the journal “Transactions in GIS” PixScape software proposes to integrate a large set of functions for modeling landscape visibility while remaining interfaced with GIS software. This software can be used to perform a complete landscape assessment by computing a wide range of original landscape metrics. It performs tangential analysis in addition to viewshed analysis, which can produce more realistic...
The defense will take place at the "Maison des Sciences de l'Homme et de l'Environnement Claude Nicolas Ledoux", salle 4 (1 rue Charles Nodier). This work was directed by Pierre Frankhauser. Defense jury Pierre Frankhauser, Professor at the University of Franche-Comté  Gabriel Dupuy, Emeritus Professor at the University Paris I Geoffrey Caruso, Professor at the University of Luxembourg Dominique Mignot, Scientific Director of IFSTTAR Dominique Peeters, Emeritus Professor at the...
Vincent Hély is defending his PhD thesis "Synthetic assessment of territorial sustainability. Strengths and weaknesses of modeling in the decision-making process" on November 22th 2017 in Besançon. The defense will take place at the "Salon Préclin" (18, rue Chifflet, UFR SLHS). This work was directed by Jean-Philippe Antoni. Defense jury Alain L'HOSTIS, Researcher at the French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks...
Fractalopolis, the multifractal urban planning model, now published in the journal “Computers, Environment and Urban Systems” A fifteen pages article synthesizes the planning premises that inspired applying the concept to the Grand Besançon agglomeration, thus outlining the second step of applying fractal models for urban and regional purposes. Fractalopolis allows conceiving development plans on an urban and regional scale, based on five basic principles: a hierarchized polycentric urban...
Pierre Frankhauser et Claudia Yamu: Winners of the Breheny Prize The editors of Environment and Planning B would like to announce that the Michael Breheny prize for the best paper published in 2015 has been awarded to Claudi Yamu and Pierre Frankhauser for their paper ‘Spatial accessibility to amenities, natural areas and urban green spaces: using a multiscale, multifractal simulation model for managing urban sprawl’ which was published in the journal in November 2015, vol. 42, no. 6,...
The talk will take place at 14h on monday the 21th november at the ThéMA lab building (3rd floor building D).   Rémi Lemoy Researcher (Post-doc) at the University of Luxembourg Publications: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Remi_Lemoy   Abstract: In this work we study the profile of land use and population density in European cities with respect to the distance to the city centre. We use the GMES Urban Atlas database, providing a precise description of land use at 5m...