Vincent Viguié

Vincent Viguié



École des Ponts ParisTech

viguie[at] or viguie.cired[at]


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 am a deputy board member of Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, and 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.

  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 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
  • 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

Data paper: Plan Quality Characteristics of Local Climate Adaptation Plans in Europe
This dataset contains information on the characteristics of Local Climate Adaptation Plans in Europe. A sample of 328 medium- to large-sized cities across the formerly EU-28 was investigated.
Data paper: Plan Quality Characteristics of Local Climate Adaptation Plans in Europe

Research projects

Main on-going and past funded projects. See also on my institutional webpage.

Euro-LCP initiative

Poll-Expo (2019-…) Air quality and inequalities of exposure in the Great Paris area.

IDEFESE (2017-2020) Ecosystem services and climate change impacts in Paris Region

〉 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), 2015-2020

VITE !, 2014-2021. Global assessment of post-carbon transition policies in Paris Metropolitan areas.

Drafting of French Facility for Global Environment urban adaptation strategy, 2013-2014

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 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.

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.

Action COST TU0902, 2009-2014, Integrated assessment technologies to support the sustainable development of urban areas.


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