Interdisciplinary Research Center on Urban Risks and Crisis

Interdisciplinary project

To propose an experimental and evolving system that brings out innovative and interdisciplinary research

Urban Risks and Crisis

The project works across the risk and crisis continuum, adopting a multi-risk perspective and on several geographical scales (from the individual to the collective)


To bring out projects by proposing new approaches and methods that meet the needs of partners


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The Newsletter #3 (July 2020) is available

The URL coordination team is pleased to publish the third newsletter which informs you of the various URL actions, especially the launch of an internal call for projects, and the life of MiniLabs.

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Launch of an internal call for projects

URL is mobilized in the face of the current pandemic context through the dissemination of an AAP_2020. It is indeed crucial to provide analyzes of the past crisis and to anticipate those to come, whether directly or indirectly linked to the new coronavirus. The underlying idea of this approach is to feed multidisciplinary work on risks and crises in urban areas, on the basis of the Covid-19 crisis understood in a deliberately broad sense. The challenge is to enrich the work of prevention and anticipation of an urban crisis in the light of the current analysis. The call therefore aims at the same time: Feedback on what has been played out (technological aspects with digital applications, organizational and political aspects of crisis management, both at government and territorial level, scientific controversies, textual analyzes and video, illustrations, etc.); Research and development of reflections and solutions to the health, economic, social, political, environmental issues (in particular pollution, waste, etc.) generated by this crisis, its management and the way in which these have been understood by the populations. The call is open continuously until September 7, 2020.

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The ANR is mobilizing in the face of the health emergency linked to the Covid-19 pandemic. After the launch of a Flash call in March (around one hundred projects funded), ANR is continuing its support with the publication of a second AAP in the context of Research-Action. This PAA, open continuously until October 28, 2020, covers all aspects of the pandemic and the means to control it. For more information, you can directly consult the text of the AAP on the ANR website.

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The Newsletter #2 (January 2020) is available

The URL coordination team is pleased to publish the second newsletter which informs you of the various URL actions, the life of MiniLabs and a summary of our symposium.

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Analysis and data processing

Data qualification, optimization and reliability

Captors and uses

Innovative solutions to prevent and manage crises


Representation of complex data

Information flow in a degraded conditions

Information issues before and during a crisis

The Team

Valerie November

(CNRS/LATTS), Director

Alice Azémar

(UPE), Responsible for the strategic steering

Alexandre Geffroy

(UGE), Data management and analysis - Coordination aid