Nicolas CoulombelSenior Lecturer and Researcher

École des Ponts ParisTech

Nicolas Coulombel, engineer from the Corps des Ponts, Eaux et Forêts, and holder of a PhD in urban economics from the Ecole des Ponts (2010), is a lecturer at the Ecole des Ponts ParisTech and researcher at the Laboratoire Ville Mobilité Transport (LVMT) of Paris Est University. He is currently thescientific director of the lab recherche environnement. His main research work concerns the links between the city and transport, combining an economic approach and digital models.

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Life-cycle assessment is a method to assess the environmental impacts of buildings and infrastructures throughout their life cycle, from the extraction of raw materials through to their end-of-lifetime handling.
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Tramway is among transport services that are analysed
The environmental performance of mobility systems is linked to energy consumption, emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases and the effects of disruption and fragmentation of natural habitats due to the construction
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Scientific publications
Journal articles
Nicolas Coulombel, Emmanuel Munch, Cyril Pivano Travel demand management: The solution to public transit congestion? An ex-ante evaluation of staggered work hours schemes for the Paris region
Transport Policy, 2023, 137, pp.48-66. ⟨10.1016/j.tranpol.2023.04.004⟩
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Nicolas Coulombel, Guillaume Monchambert Diseconomies of scale and subsidies in urban public transportation
Journal of Public Economics, 2023, 223, pp.104903. ⟨10.1016/j.jpubeco.2023.104903⟩
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Biao Yin, Azise Oumar Diallo, Tatiana Seregina, Nicolas Coulombel et al. Evaluation of Low-Traffic Neighborhoods and Scale Effects: The Paris Case Study
Transportation Research Record, 2023, ⟨10.1177/03611981231170130⟩
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Preprints, Working Papers, ...
Nicolas Coulombel, Emmanuel Munch, Cyril Pivano Travel demand management: the solution to public transit congestion? An ex-ante evaluation of staggered work hours schemes for the Paris region
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Guillaume Monchambert, Daniel Hörcher, Alejandro Tirachini, Nicolas Coulombel Subway Systems
International Encyclopedia of Transportation, 2021, pp.471-478. ⟨10.1016/B978-0-08-102671-7.10470-1⟩
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Sabina Buczkowska, Nicolas Coulombel, Matthieu de Lapparent A comparison of Euclidean Distance, Travel Times, and Network Distances in Location Choice Mixture Models
Networks and Spatial Economics, 2019, 19 (4), pp.1215-1248. ⟨10.1007/s11067-018-9439-5⟩
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Simulating the daily activities and mobility of people who live in or pass through a neighbourhood makes it possible to better anticipate the economic, social and environmental impacts.
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The trips generated by a neighbourhood are quantified and characterised using models for forecasting transport demand. The environmental impacts associated with these trips are then estimated using an LCA-type approach
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Pilot site
Digital mock-up of Les Lumières Pleyel district
A development project in the Les Lumières Pleyel neighbourhood in Saint-Denis (93) is the testing ground for research work by MINES ParisTech and École des Ponts ParisTech.
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Practitioner groups
Vegetated tramway
Research work on mobility at the neighbourhood level focuses on the development of environmental impact assessment methods that make it possible to better plan the offer of mobility services in the broad sense
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Recycling of worksite waste
The environmental assessment of the circular economy is a recurring issue, particularly in the context of recycling aggregates in concrete or even in the context of conventional reuse.
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Anonymous GPS data as resource to reduce transport environmental impact
L'analyse de la mobilité à partir de traces numériques permet de mieux connaître le déplacement des individus. Des nouvelles formes de données, ainsi que des méthodes d'intelligence artificielle, peuvent
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