Vincent HELY

 Vincent HELY

Research Associate
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PhD student with the ‘Mobility, cities and transport’ team (ThéMA laboratory, UMR 6049 Besançon) supervised by Jean-Philippe ANTONI.

• Since 2012: PhD student in geography and territorial planning with ThéMA - UMR 6049

• 2011–2012: IT-ISA master’s degree, 2nd year, University of Franche-Comté. Research dissertation on LUTI models (January–June 2012)

• 2010–2011: IT-ISA master’s degree, 1st year, University of Franche-Comté

• 2006–2009: Geography and Planning degree, University of Franche-Comté

• 2012 ThéMA laboratory UMR 6049 ‘Mobility, cities and transport’

Researchlaboratory immersion course. Synthesis of literature on LUTI models: ‘Les modèles LUTI : Historique, typologie et perspectives’.

2011 – Atelier 25

Internship with Atelier 25 consultancy firm. Involvement in development of planning projects and presentation reports.

Thesis: Simulation and evaluation of urbanisation and territorial planning policies: proposal of a compensatory indicator for decision making

The objective of this PhD research is to go beyond the modelling of urbanisation and mobility processes and to focus on the interrelated evaluation of the consequences of those processes. This objective is part of the question: How do social, economic and environmental impacts combine further to certain planning policy choices?

To attempt an answer to this question, the first job is to standardise the outputs from the various models within a single platform so that the results can be visualised and interpreted jointly. Next, using that platform, the aim is to combine the results within a new indicator. This indicator must take account of possible trade-offs in the economic, social and environmental spheres.  It can be defined as a combined indicator associated with the current logic of ‘compensatory measures’ (Ministry of Ecology, 2011), the aim here being to apply them to the social sphere too. For research in territorial simulation and more generally in territorial planning and city planning, the development of such indicators is now a major challenge, based on what to the best of my knowledge is the still untested foundational hypothesis that a sustainable policy must result from a compromise among three spheres with antithetical issues, a compromise for which ‘compensated indicators’ may support decision making (Zoller and Béguin, 1992). 

Sustainable city, urban development, sustainability indicators, compensatory measures, modelling, multi-scale analysis