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VIGUIE Vincent

Ingénieur des Ponts Eaux et Forêts, Researcher in Cired

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F-94736 Nogent sur Marne Cedex

Research Activities

- Climate change adaptation economics : Evaluation of climate policies, Climate change impacts and vulnerabilities, natural disasters indirect economic impacts
- Sustainable city development : Climate Policy implications on/from urban areas, Synergies and conflicts between urban climate policies and other urban policies
- Modelling and methodologies : Modelling of coupled human/natural/engineering systems, Urban structure dynamics (Land-use transport interaction models), future studies and long-term scenarios

Because they are home to more than half of the world population, and because most of the world economic activity takes place within them, cities are at the forefront of global environmental issues. Land use planning, urban transport and housing policies are now recognized as major tools for the reduction of both greenhouse gases emissions and vulnerability to climate change impacts.

Structural modifications in cities occur slowly over a long time horizon. Immediate action is required if cities are to be adapted to a different climate or to help reduce greenhouse gases emissions within a few decades : it is necessary to start now to change building design and urban planning habits. But so far, there is no clear idea about what exactly must be done, even less about how to do it.

My research aims at addressing this issue. I especially study and model the long-term dynamics of urban structures, to assess public policies acting on them. As urban climate policies are not developed or implemented in a vacuum, they interact with other policy goals, such as economic competitiveness or social issues. I am taking interest in these interactions, which can lead to trade-offs and implementation obstacles, or to synergies and win-win strategies.


NEDUM model

Working papers

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- Viguié, V. 2015 "Cross-commuting and housing prices in a polycentric modeling of cities" FAERE Working papers n°2015.09.

- Viguie, V. ; Hallegatte, S. 2014. Urban infrastructure investment and rent-capture potentials. Policy Research working paper ; no. WPS 7067. Washington, DC : World Bank Group.

Academic publications (peer-reviewed)

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- Thierry Brunelle, Mathilde Coat, and Vincent Viguié. 2017 "Demand-side mitigation options of the agricultural sector : potential, barriers and ways forward" Oil- and protein-crops and climate change 24,1

- Julie Prud’homme ; Isabelle Coll ; Arthur Elessa-Etuman ; Vincent Viguié ; Nicolas Coulombel. 2017. Coupling spatialized models to evaluate the effects of urban densification on air quality in the Paris metropolitan area. International Journal of Spatial, Temporal and Multimedia Information Systems. (In print)

- T Houet, C Marchadier, G Bretagne, MP Moine, R Aguejdad, V Viguié et al. 2016. "Combining narratives and modelling approaches to simulate fine scale and long-term urban growth scenarios for climate adaptation" Environmental Modelling & Software 86, 1-13

- M Daniel, A Lemonsu, V Viguié. 2016. "Role of watering practices in large-scale urban planning strategies to face the heat-wave risk in future climate" Urban Climate (In print)

- R Aguejdad, O Doukari, T Houet, P Avner, V Viguié. 2016. "Etalement urbain et géoprospective : apports et limites des modèles de spatialisation. Application aux modèles SLEUTH, LCM et NEDUM-2D". Cybergeo : European Journal of Geography

- A Lemonsu, V Viguié, M Daniel, V Masson. 2015. "Vulnerability to heat waves : Impact of urban expansion scenarios on urban heat island and heat stress in Paris (France)" Urban Climate 14, 586-605

- (In French) Martin, Eric, David Salas y Mélia, Vincent Badeau, Christine Delire, Jean-Pierre Gattuso, Aude Lemonsu, Valéry Masson, Grégoire Pigeon, Mathieu Regimbeau, et Vincent Viguié. 2015. « Impacts, adaptation et vulnérabilité des systèmes naturels et humains en Europe ». La Météorologie, n°88.

- Masson, V., C. Marchadier, L. Adolphe, R. Aguejdad, P. Avner, M. Bonhomme, G. Bretagne, et al. 2014. “Adapting Cities to Climate Change : A Systemic Modelling Approach.” Urban Climate 10 : 407-29. (open access article)

- Viguié, V., S. Hallegatte, and J. Rozenberg. 2014. “Downscaling Long Term Socio-Economic Scenarios at City Scale : A Case Study on Paris.” To Be Published in Technological Forecasting and Social Change. (Postprint)

- Viguié, Vincent, Franck Lecocq, and Jean-Marc Touzard. 2014. “Viticulture and Adaptation to Climate Change.” Journal International Des Sciences de La Vigne et Du Vin, 55–60.

- Avner, Viguié and Hallegatte. 2013 "Modélisation de l’effet d’une taxe sur la construction : le Versement pour Sous-Densité". Débats et politiques, revue de l’OFCE, n°128.

About this article :

- Viguié and Hallegatte. 2012. Trade-offs and Synergies in Urban Climate Policies. Nature Climate Change 2 (3) (Article) (Supplementary Online Material)

About this article, in the press :

Other Publications : book chapters, research reports, public outreach and op-eds

- "Les impacts socioéconomiques des dérèglements et des politiques climatiques" Numéro spécial "la qualité environnementale, source de creusement ou de rattrapage des inégalités". Annales des Mines, 2015.

- "Comment adapter le territoire parisien aux futures canicules : Pistes et stratégies d’adaptation au changement climatique" Agence parisienne du climat (Paris Climate agency), July 2014

- Masson and Viguié 2014 "Canicules : comment adapter nos villes ?" ; Techni.cités numéro 271 - 08 juin 2014.

- MUSCADE project final report

About this project :

- Köhler, Ristimäki, Viguié, Felieu et al., chapter "A review and analysis of quantitative integrated environmental assessment methods for urban areas" in the book Dawson, Richard, Annemie Wyckmans, Oliver Heidrich, Jonathan Koher, Stephen Dobson, and Efren Feliu. 2014. Understanding Cities : Advances in Integrated Assessment of Urban Sustainability. Centre For Earth Systems Engineering Research.

- Viguié, Avner and Stéphane Hallegatte 2014. "Le versement
pour sous-densité". La lettre de l’ORF (observatoire régional du foncier en Île de France), IAU.

- Bonhomme, Masson, and Viguié. 2013. “Histoire et Prospective Avec Le Projet Muscade”. Les Cahiers de l’IAU, December.

- Contributing Author to chapter 8 of Field, Christopher B., Vicente Barros, Thomas F. Stocker, et Qin Dahe, éd. 2012. Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation : Special Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. New York, NY : Cambridge University Press.

- Valéry Masson, Vincent Viguié, Kamel Zibouche, Luc Adolphe, Nathalie Long, Laurence Nolorgues, 2012 " Modélisation urbaine et stratégies d’adaptation au changement climatique pour anticiper la demande et la production énergétique" Modélisation urbaine : de la représentation au projet. Référence report, French ministry of sustainable development.

- Viguié and Hallegatte. 2012. « Trade-offs and Synergies in Urban Climate Policies : A Case Study in the Paris Urban Area ». UGEC viewpoints (november) : 12.

- Hallegatte, and Viguié. 2012. « Dossier Grand Paris : “ Répondre aux enjeux climatiques ” ». La jaune et la rouge (june) : 42,43.

- Viguié, and Hallegatte. 2010. Une taxe carbone peut-elle rendre l’agglomération parisienne plus dense ? In Economie et développement urbain durable. Presses de l’Ecole des mines.

Honours and Awards

- PhD Student Paper Prize (2nd ex-aequo) in energy economics, French Association for Energy Economics (December, 12th 2011)

Research projects

- Transport Policies for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth (2016-1017). World Bank Strategic Research Program. Lead : Harris Selod.
- DRAGON (Dynamics of Green Growth in European and Chinese Cities), 2015-...
- VITE !, 2014-....
- Vurca, 2009-2012 : VURCA research project studies cities vulnerability to future heat-waves, in order to provide first insights on the complex interaction between city economies and climate change and on the viability and effectiveness of identified adaptation options.
- Muscade, 2010-2014 : MUSCADE project will focus on three items involved into city sustainable development : energy, city structure, and climate change, closely linked to each others, at both global and local scales. This project is intended to open new interdisciplinary research areas on sustainable cities and to increase urban planners awareness on energy issues within the city, given the climate change. By identifying leverages, the framework could also help future decisions concerning buildings, local energy production, and urban regulations.
- Acclimat, 2010-2013 : ACCLIMAT research project aims to study urban development, urban micro-climate, and climate change process interactions. A numerical modelling framework will be developed to couple physical models and socio-economics urban models, which will be driven by local climate change and socio-economic scenarios, including macro-economics, land-use, building materials, technologic and transportation assumptions.
- COST Action TU0902, 2009-2014, Integrated assessment technologies to support the sustainable development of urban areas.

Main expertise projects

- Drafting of French Facility for Global Environment urban adaptation strategy, 2013-2014
- Viguié and Hallegatte. 2013. "Les territoires français face au défi climatique : atténuation et adaptation." In Vers l’égalité des territoires, rapport de la mission de réflexion pour la ministre de l’Egalité des territoires et du Logement.

About this report :

- Viguié, and Hallegatte. 2010. Cities today, how vulnerable are they to climate change ? In Cities and adapting to climate change. ONERC Report to the Prime Minister and Parliament.

Last conferences (since october 2015)

- 02/2017 : OECD seminar : "The impact of the urban spatial structure on air quality in the greater Paris : urban compaction vs urban sprawl "
- 09/2016 : Urban Transitions Global Summit 2016, Shanghaï : "Urban containment and vulnerability to heat waves", "Impacts of urban spatial structure on air quality : an integrated modelling approach",
- 09/2016 : Ministère de l’environnement : séminaire Economie et environnement du CGDD "Analyses récentes des phénomènes d’étalement urbain"
- 01/2016 : Séminaire de laboratoire du SAMM-Paris 1
- 12/2015 : Organisation of a Side Event at the COP21 (French Pavillion) "sustainable urban mobility"
- 12/2015 : Agro ParisTech : colloque Gaié : Inge ?nierie e ?cologique de la durabilite ? urbaine
- 11/2015 : EHESS : Conférence réseau Mageco "Modèles basés agents en Economie"
- 11/2015 : Assises départementales Haute-Garonne, "Adapter nos villes au changement climatique"
- 11/2015 : Agence d’urbanisme de l’agglomération orléanaise : "penser la ville au l’aune du changement climatique"
- 10/2015 : Journée Scientifique de Météo et Climat "Enjeux et perspectives de la COP 21", jeudi 29 octobre 2015 au Ministère de l’Écologie, du Développement durable et de l’Énergie
- 10/2015 : AFD, I4CE "Le ro ?le de la mode ?lisation pour mesurer l’impact des politiques climatiques urbaines"


Ecole Nationale de la Météorologie, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris-Val de Seine, Agroparistech, Université de Rouen (video here), Collège de France, French Ministry of sustainable development...
Participation to the train of climate, which travelled across France before COP21 with researchers on board to inform people about climate change issues.

PhD Thesis

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