The School's calendrar

The school will take place from the 3rd to the 8th of July in the Observatory of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. Mornings will be dedicated to core lectures. Case studies and methodological sessions will take place in the afternoons. On Wednesday afternoon, a visit of the Palace of Versailles will be organized.


Content of the School

This one-week program taught in English is based on a partnership between academic scholars and practitioners. The course will be composed of lectures and case studies covering both theoretical and applied issues which address the key elements of the interactions between climate change, urban mobility and wellbeing.

1. Inner-city food and public transit deserts as a growing threat to public health and wellbeing: Michigan case study.

2. Climate and healthcare costs of our dietary choices in the context of increasing global mobility of food (multiple case studies from around the world possible with primary focus on the US, EU and Russia).

3. The Environment and Health action plan of the city of Paris.

4. Green jobs and mobility: methodological issues (Third National Plan Health Environment applied to the transportation sector).

5. The socio-ecological determinants of active mobility in urban areas

6. Mobility behaviors and New Information and Communication Technologies.

7. Urban planning and development.

8. Climate issues, air pollutions and atmosphere.

9. HEAT: Health Economic Assessment Tool


Assessement tasks

1. Each participant will have to prepare a presentation about his or her background (brief) and project (in more detail). The presentation should take 15 min and will be given on the first day of the school.

2. A list of readings will be sent before the summer school. Each participant will have to select one or several readings among the referred list. He/she will take part to the analysis of a few listed projects within afternoon sessions.



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Courses will be given by scientists and professionals from the following institutions

University of Versailles St-Quentin-en-Yvelines and University of Paris-Saclay

French Ministry of Environment, Energy and the Sea

City of Paris

Grand Valley State University, USA

University of Paris 8

The French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks (IFSTTAR)

MADI, Russia