Territorial Dynamics

Head: Dr. Olivier Telle

Research conducted in this axe address issues that concern the spatial localization of social phenomena. The research currently conducted focus on health and environmental risk. They examine how these risks result from urbanization, increased mobility, global warming, and environmental changes, among others. The research also analyze the policies designed by various public institutions (international, national or local) – notably through citizen participation, use of new technologies and Public-Private-Partnership – to alleviate these risks. The research favor a transdisciplinary perspectives that ranges from geography, virology to mathematical modeling. 


Urb-India (as coordinator, Project International de Collaboration Scientifique, CNRS): The main object of this collaboration is to create a database combining data on cities dispersed between Geographie-cité and Center for Policy Research. The open up of this big multivariate and extremely detailed set of data constitutes a window of opportunity to embark into a fundamental dynamic of research and being able to respond many innovative questions linked with the urbanization of the world, taking India as a case study.

Urb-endemic (as coordinator, CPR funding): The purpose of this project is to observe and understand the diffusion several diseases in Delhi (Chikungunya, and diarrheal diseases), and their links to provision of sanitation services, population and settlement characteristics, local institutional responses and various public health interventions. The project has three broad objectives:

1) Diseases spatiality: Locate retrospective dengue and permanent clusters at several scales (from household to ward level). We will do the same for Chikungunya cases (2015)

2) Factor of risk determining exposure to these diseases: We aim to understand the geography of the diseases and related factor of risk. Statistical test will be performed (odd ratio) at the level of individual (cases vs control cases) inside and between wards.

3) Better locate resources at intra-urban scales to control epidemics conveying data on Delhi.


Other External collaborations:

Faacts project (as participant, University of Chicago, 2017-2018): Harnessing space and time in the transmission dynamics of vector-transmitted infections.

France-Stanford Center (as participant, Stanford University, Institut Pasteur, 2017-2018): Interaction network and spatial complexity in mosquito-borne diseases

Ecomore 2 (as participant, AFD funding, Institut Pasteur): ECOnomic development, ECOsystem MOdifications, and emerging infectious diseases Risk Evaluation