Research program about infrastructure
ITTECOP (Infrastructures, ecosystems and landscape) is a research program managed by the French Ministry for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy (MEDDE) in coordination with the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME).
ITTECOP mainly focuses on land-transport infrastructure (LTI) (encompassing river, rail, road transport and energy networks) as well as territorial interfaces (such as train stations, ports and airports). This covers spatial and temporal dimensions, regional governance methods and ecological factors. ITTECOP aims to develop a sustainable community (made up of researchers, professionals and members of NGOs) that contributes to original thinking that can be used by public decision-makers when evaluating LTI impacts, especially on landscapes and biodiversity.
Seminar in Paris in April
The annual ITTECOP project seminar will take place on 15 April 2014 at La Défense – Paris (Grande Arche building, north façade) in parallel seminar to the TRA 2014.
Two sessions regarding landscape and biodiversity
The seminar includes two sessions in English. The morning session will address issues related to “Infrastructure and Landscape”. The second session will address issues related to “Infrastructure and Biodiversity” (for more information, see the program). In addition to these sessions, there will be poster presentations (in French). Each session will feature an introductory speech by the session chairman, project presentations and a debate with members of the audience.
For more information and registration: www.ittecop.fr