Nicolas CoulombelSenior Lecturer and Researcher

École des Ponts ParisTech
LVMT

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.

Ecodistrict in Paris
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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
Mobilité
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
Conference papers
Félix Carreyre, Tarek Chouaki, Nicolas Coulombel, Jaâfar Berrada et al. On-demand Autonomous Vehicles in a periurban territory: a Cost Benefit Analysis
The 103rd Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting, Jan 2024, Washington D.C, United States
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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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Journal articles
Mwendwa Kiko, Nicolas Coulombel, Alexis Poulhès, Tatiana Seregina et al. Evaluation of Direct and Indirect Effects of Teleworking on Mobility: The Case of Paris
Transportation Research Record, 2023, pp.14. ⟨10.1177/03611981231182973⟩
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Journal articles
Vincent Viguié, Charlotte Liotta, Basile Pfeiffer, Nicolas Coulombel Can public transport improve accessibility for the poor over the long term? Empirical evidence in Paris, 1968–2010
Journal of Transport Geography, 2023, 106, pp.103473. ⟨10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2022.103473⟩
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Habilitation à diriger des recherches
Nicolas Coulombel Design and evaluation of transportation policies: merging economics and engineering, Conception et évaluation de politiques de transport
Economics and Finance. Université Paris Est, 2023
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Conference papers
Cyrille François, Nicolas Coulombel Coupling Mobility Model and Life Cycle Assessment to Ecodesign Neighbourhood Project
11th international conference on Industrial Ecology, International Society for Industrial Ecology, Jul 2023, Leiden, Netherlands
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Projects
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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