Smart and Sustainable Cities

The Research Unit of the FGES

Smart and Sustainable Cities (SSC) relies primarily on studies about and within the city but sometimes it goes beyond these boundaries when it comes to understanding how the city feeds itself, for example.

Our goal is to better understand how societal changes are taking place due to the development of new technologies and the ubiquity of digital technology.

Our research unit is helping to improve our knowledge of transition processes from different perspectives.

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Online conference

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Elisabetta Magnaghi co-organises with the Italian University of Ferrara, the “16th EIASM interdisciplinary conference on intangibles and intellectual capital-sustainability and integrated reporting, governance and value creation”.

>remote conference on September 23 & 24

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Véronique participated in the European Network for Housing Research (ENHR) conference on July 2, 2021. This international online conference allowed him to present a paper co-authored with Fateh...

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Véronique Flambard presented a webinar at the Anthropolab* on June 23 on the article "How does risk affect collective participation? Public good provision versus public bad prevention" co-authored...

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After a four-week summer break on the project, the Ecology and Biodiversity team was on the ground during the soil sampling session and the capture of beetles via Barber traps on 7 September.13...

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Recent publications

  • Makhloufi L., Laghouag A.A., Ali Sahli A. and Belaïd F.

Impact of Entrepreneurial Orientation on Innovation Capability: The Mediating Role of Absorptive Capability and Organizational Learning Capabilities. Sustainability13(10), p.5399.

  • Belaïd, F., Boukrami, E. and Amine, R.

Renewable Energy in the MENA Region: Key Challenges and Lessons Learned. Advances in Managing Energy and Climate Risks: Financial, Climate and Environmental Sustainable Strategies, p.1.

  • Tsvetanova, L., Carraresi, L., Wustmans, M., Bröring, S.

Actors’ strategic goals in emerging technological innovation systems: evidence from the biorefinery sector in Germany. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management. DOI: 10.1080/09537325.2021.1919300

  • Xu Y., Flambard V.

“Introducing multicultural experiences through virtual partnerships”. Journal of Education for Business.