Environmental assessment of mobility in a neighbourhood based on life-cycle assessment
Context and objectives
The movement of people, as well as of goods, has grown enormously in recent decades. The environmental assessment of daily mobility therefore requires an integrated approach representing the transport system, but also the urban system into which it fits.
This postdoctoral project, led by Cyrille François and supervised by Nicolas Coulombel, Adelaïde Feraille and Fabien Leurent at École des Ponts ParisTech, aims to design, develop and implement an environmental assessment methodology for mobility at the scale of a neighbourhood based on the life-cycle assessment (LCA) approach.
The first stage of the work consists in quantifying and characterising the trips generated by a neighbourhood using models for forecasting transport demand. The environmental impacts associated with these trips will then be estimated using an LCA-type approach considering vehicles and infrastructure. An application to the Les Lumières Pleyel neighbourhood in Saint-Denis (Seine-Saint-Denis department) is currently in progress.
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