Christine AubrySenior Associate Researcher and Consultant Professor


Christine Aubry is an agricultural engineer who holds a PhD in agronomy (AgroParisTech) and is qualified to supervise research. She is currently responsible for the Urban Agriculture research team at SADAPT UMR (joint research centre) and co-leads an engineering training programme at AgroParisTech (Engineering of Urban Vegetated Spaces).
She initiated the T4P (Toits Parisiens Productifs Projet Pilote) project and created the research team on urban agriculture in 2012. She has been overseeing an "Urban Agriculture" Book Series with two Canadian colleagues at Springer since 2014.

Reconciling nature and the city, a highly artificial environment, is an art that is practised from the scale of the building to that of the suburban territory, including that of the neighbourhood.
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Scientific publications
Journal articles
Sékou F M Coulibaly, Christine Aubry, Fanny Provent, Sophie Rousset-Rouvière et al. The role of green roofs as urban habitats for biodiversity modulated by their design: a review
Environmental Research Letters, 2023, 18 (7), pp.073003. ⟨10.1088/1748-9326/acd801⟩
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Nabil Touili, Christine Aubry, Kevin Morel CLIMALEG: Adaptation des productions légumières au changement climatique. Rapport de synthèse
INRAE. 2023
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Christine Aubry, Christine Margetic Agricultures urbaines en Afrique subsaharienne francophone et à Madagascar
Presses Universitaires du Midi. Presses Universitaires du Midi, 2023, Ruralités nord-sud ; Rur 14, 978-2-8107-1247-2
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Journal articles
Sara Bouzekri, Said Madani, Christine Aubry Les Agriparcs urbains d’Alger : une modalité durable d’agriculture urbaine ?, Urban Agriparcks of Algiers : a sustainable modality of urban agriculture ?
Bulletin de la Société Géographique de Liège, 2022, 77 (2021), pp. 119-142
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Conference papers
Nabil Touili, Christine C. Aubry, Kevin Morel Adaptation of vegetable farmers to climate change in the Parisian region: a participatory approach using climate data
XXXI International Horticultural Congress (IHC2022): International Symposium on Agroecology and System Approach for Sustainable and Resilient Horticultural Production, 2022, Angers (FR), France. pp.463-468, ⟨10.17660/ActaHortic.2022.1355.59⟩
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Book sections
Christine Aubry, Christophe-Toussaint Soulard Les recherches sur l'agriculture urbaine au Nord et au Sud : origines et définitions [Introduction]
Aubry, Christine; Giacchè, Giulia; Maxime, Françoise; Soulard, Christophe-Toussaint. Les agricultures urbaines en France : comprendre les dynamiques, accompagner les acteurs, Quae, pp.11-17, 2022, Savoir-faire, 978-2-7592-3563-6
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Pilot site
Vegetable garden on the rooftop of AgroParisTech
AgroParisTech's experimental rooftop has been used since 2012 to design urban agriculture systems in rooftop boxes, using urban residues as components of technosols, with the aim of studying the services provided by
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Practitioner group
Bertrand Ney Rooftop at AgroParisTech
The benefits and costs related to green infrastructure in cities need to be better understood through assessment tools that measure environmental impacts, for example, carbon emissions due to the transport of substrates,
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