Dr. Vincent Viguié

Dr. Vincent Viguié

Urban climate policies


École des Ponts ParisTech

vincent.viguie[at]enpc.fr or viguie.cired[at]gmail.com


I am a researcher in climate change economics at Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, in the Centre International de recherche sur l’environnement et le développement, (CIRED).

   I use economic modelling, GIS and data science, interdisciplinary integrated assesment models, as well as stakeholder analysis to address salient research questions on environmental urban policies, such as :

  • the effectiveness of adaptation strategies
  • the interactions between mitigation and adaptation policies
  • the social and ecological trade-offs

I have a strong interest in prospective modelling, and in understanding how various environmental concerns interact with each other, and with social issues.

I am part of several academic networks and associations, including the Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN) and of the Euro-LCP Research Network. I was from 2018 to 2022 a deputy board member of Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, and am a member of the scientific council of the Groupement Régional des Experts sur le Climat d’île de France (GREC Île de France), of the Chaire « Villes, Logement, Immobilier » of Sciences Po, and of the program Bioéconomie pour les Territoires Urbains (BETTER) of INRAE. Additionally, I was Guest editor of Special Issues on:

  I teach courses on climate change and adaptation policies in Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, Sciences Po Paris, regularly give lectures in Ecole Nationale de la Météorologie and Agroparistech, and like to communicate about climate policies.

  Download my resumé.

  • Climate change adaptation economics
  • Assesment of sustainable city development strategies
  • Equity and climate justice
  • Urban sprawl modelling
  • Urban economics and urban transport policies
  • PhD in Environmental economics, 2012

    Université Paris Est

  • MEng in Economics and Finance, 2008

    Ecole des Ponts ParisTech

  • MSc in Theoretical Physics, 2006

    Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon

  • 'Agrégation' of Physics, 2005

    Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon

  • BSc in Physics, 2003

    Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon

Publications and research topics

For all my peer-reviewed articles, there should be a freely available version on HAL or Google Scholar, either pre-print or post-print. But if you want the publisher version and do not have the access, send me an email.

You can see my latest papers here and all my publications here.
Adaptation to heatwaves

Adaptation to heatwaves

Policies to reduce heatwave risk, impact of land-use on urban climate, nature-based solutions

Climate change impacts and adaptation economics

Climate change impacts and adaptation economics

Evaluation of climate adaptation policies, climate change impacts and vulnerabilities, indirect economic impacts of disasters

Sustainable city development policies

Sustainable city development policies

Climate Policy implications on/from urban areas, Synergies and conflicts between urban climate policies and other urban policies, Modelling of coupled human/natural/engineering systems.

Urban economics and urban expansion modelling

Urban economics and urban expansion modelling

Urban economics, Urban structure dynamics (Land-use transport interaction models), Future studies and long-term scenarios

Urban transport policies

Urban transport policies

Mitigation of urban transport emissions, financing public transport, redistributive impacts of transport policies


Past and present

PhD supervision (On-going Phds)

Former PhD students


  • 2022 : Théo Mandonnet, Cristina Ragazzi
  • 2021 : Adrien Delahais
  • 2020 : Mehdi Mikou, Flora Delhomme
  • 2019 : Mai-Thi Ta, Charlotte Liotta, Samuel Juhel
  • 2018 : Lorraine Roulier, Emmanuel Faure, Lana Coste
  • 2017 : Julien Deur

Research Assistants

  • Amandine Toussaint (2015-2017)
  • Lea Tardieu (2018-2020)
  • Quentin Lepetit (2017-2020)
  • Julien Deur (2017-2018)
  • Lana Coste (2018-2019)

Recent Publications

Peere-reviewed articles, reports, working papers and book chapters

Carnet « Changement climatique et transition énergétique en région Île de France »
Alors même que les engagements pris par les États sur les questions climatiques peinent à se concrétiser, les villes et les communes, à …
Carnet « Changement climatique et transition énergétique en région Île de France »


  • viguie.cired[at]gmail.com or viguie[at]centre-cired.fr
  • CIRED, Site du Jardin Tropical, 45bis, Av de la Belle Gabrielle, Nogent-sur-Marne, F-94736