9 scientific focus areas for an inter-disciplinary approach
CIST’s activities are organised into 9 scientific areas: Agricultures, Biodiversity, Local Information, Media, Mobilities, Regionalisations, Risks, Health and Territorialisations.
Conflicts and compromises of territorialised globalisation disappeared at the end of 2014; some of its activites have been transfered to Mobilities and Regionalisations (see archive).
Participation in the focus areas is open to researchers and territorial stakeholders, whether or not they are CIST team members.
Main research projects in which CIST participates
Opinion Dynamics and Cultural Conflict in European Space (2017-2020)
Social media and the digitization of news and discussion fora are having far-reaching effects on the way individuals and communities communicate, organize, and express themselves. Can the information circulating on these platforms be tapped to better understand and analyze the enormous problems facing our contemporary society? Could this help us to better monitor the growing number of social crises due to cultural differences and diverging world-views? Would this facilitate early detection and perhaps even ways to resolve conflicts before they lead to violence?
H2020 Odycceus project, launched in February 2017, answers all these questions affirmatively. It will develop the conceptual foundations, methodologies, and tools to translate this bold vision into reality and demonstrate its power in a large number of cases.
- More… – Additional information on the H2020 Odycceus project (in French)
Grandes métropoles du monde
Launched by the Local territorial information strand in 2015, the project aims at building a local and comparable database in some great metropolises of the world, with a double view
– nourrir les questions soulevées dans le projet initial de l’axe (sur le couplage des données hétérogènes, sur les usages de l’information territoriale locale)
– alimenter un travail inter-axes à partir d’un « bac à sable » commun.
- More… – Additional information on the Grandes métropoles project (in French)
GlocalMap – Hiérarchisation, délimitation et identification des échelles territoriales
The GlocalMap survey – Hiérarchisation, délimitation et identification des échelles territoriales – got selected in 2015 as part of a DIME Quanti call for projects (internet mobile ELIPSS panel).
Carried out by the CIST, it aims at producing a complete picture of the practice and representation of all territorial scales without a priori exclusion of any.
- More… – Additional information on the GlocalMap Project (in French)
The aim of this observatory is to pool studies and data on the post-revolutionary Arab world, identify “flags” of change in a zone undergoing deep-seated transformation, and set up observation instruments that can be reproduced and compared in time and space.
Politiques de la terre à l’épreuve de l’anthropocène (SPC) – 2016 & 2017
This inter-disciplinary research programme, to which CIST and CIST teams (Géographie-cités, LADYSS, RIATE) contribute together with significant institutional partners (UFR Chimie Paris Diderot, Science Po, IPGP, EHSP…), has been accepted by the COMUE Sorbonne Paris Cité as one of the 9 great societal themes selected after the spring 2013 call for tender.
The CIST – mainly via its activities as part of the ANR Corpus Géomédia project – contributes two-ways : an analysis of the mediatisation of earthquakes and the creation of ta geomediatic barometer.
Son objectif est de mettre en place un outil pour capter les flux RSS concernant l’actualité internationale d’une centaine de journaux dans le monde (francophone, anglophone et hispanophone) puis de répondre à plusieurs questions de recherche : qu’est-ce qu’un événement ? comment expliquer les sous ou sur-représentations de certains espaces ou acteurs ? peut-on modéliser une circulation de l’information à l’échelle globale ?
This project on Europe’s neighbouring regions (from Morocco to Russia) involves 3 other European partners and a network of local experts. It is funded through the European Observation Network for Territorial Development and Cohesion (ESPON-ORATE programme).
The project intends to provide a specialised expertise on big data, notably the ones coming from Web 2.0 (O’Reilly, 2005) related to territorial data and information. It will identify available datasets and propose a concrete and operational methodology to threat them in integration with traditional territorial datasets, and, finally, provide draft recommendations for treating this kind of data.
This project aims at exploring the importance and role of soft data within the public decision-process concerning the planning and management of cities. Faced with the abundance of such data, it will provide a state of the art of existing data and reflect on methodological (« digital methods ») and theoretical (connection between digital and physical) questionnings related to the use of these data in urban policies.