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The Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) is a French think tank at the interface between research and decision, which illuminates the political issues of sustainable development and issues of global governance. With the help of large public research institutions and in partnership with various public and private entities concerned with global issues of sustainable development, IDDRI focuses its activities around four main themes: climate, urban factory, governance and biodiversity. Her research and publications are available on The IDDRI in 2008 became the tenth Research Centre of Sciences Po Paris and in addition to the ongoing activities of its researchers; it initiated numerous collaborations with other research institution.

The Adaptation pole of IDDRI fed on a continuous monitoring of the adaptation component of the climate negotiations to identify emerging research issues and guide its work: understanding the mechanisms of vulnerability and adaptive capacity, analysis financing and implementation of adaptation, management of climate migrations. Especially, it piloted the INVULNERABLe project which lasted three years and whose objective was to organize a dialogue between climate scientists and industrialists to identify vulnerabilities in words that climate models could learn.



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The AMUP team (Architecture Morphogénèse Urbaine et Projet) is a young multidisciplinary team of teachers and researchers architects, artists, anthropologists, geographers, engineers, sociologists and urban planners. The scientific program of the AMUP is organized around conceptual and theoretical analysis and experimental investigations of metropolitan contexts and socio-spatial arrangements that characterize them. It tries to make sense of the dynamics, forms, urban and land cultures in connection with the equipment and the territorial structure, as well as associated lifestyles and social practices. It explores the different types of urbanity and environment expressed by human and urban organizations. It pays particular attention to socio-technical infrastructure - access to communication, mobility and energy not to mention all the utilities that may fall within this category. This attention revolves around the knowledge, skills and trades involved in the manufacture of the city.

He sets the goals: forming a body of knowledge on the architectural and urban project as a social, spatial, technological and temporal process; the constitution of a body of theories on architecture and urban design as an approach project, the contribution to experimental research on innovative urban projects and on current trends in the transformation of metropolitan areas. In projects of metropolitan areas are surveyed, in an interdisciplinary way, processes, scales and time scales, the relationship between design practices and lifestyles, the impact of cultures and social uses of space on these dynamics.