Expertise and research topics

Socio-economic transformations, and their impact on humans, constitute an extremely wide field of investigation. humanOrg focuses on:

  • Social inclusion :

    analysis of socio-economic transformations referring to the phenomena of segregation and exclusion. Technological developments create new spaces and new economic opportunities that are sometimes not in line with the reality of the social fabric of a territory. To this end, social inclusion, as it is considered within the Institute, focuses on the various tools allowing the social orchestration of economic transition.

  • Territorial development at the start of cultural and creative industries :

    activation of innovative solutions for companies, which are growing in this sector. Institutional measures that support economic development primarily target the creation of new economic activities. This field of research being present within the Institute means that special attention is also paid to economic structures with a long history of entrepreneurship.

  • The redevelopment of brownfields :

    the study of the territorial challenges resulting from the recomposition of abandoned industrial spaces. The withdrawal of certain industrial actors leaves empty spaces, which can be considered as levers for strong socio-economic redeployment within a particular territory. Brownfields are thus no longer considered in a negative light but rather as a dynamic for development, both architecturally and socio-economicallye.

  • Smart cities :

    study of the consideration of societal expectations in a new, intelligent technological environment. The use of new technological formulas in spaces raises questions concerning of both technological deployment and the level of societal support for the project. This axis of research is therefore intended to take into account the expectations of several actors in order to achieve technological development in line with the reality of territory.

  • Citizenship :

    considering humans and historical connotations in order to develop new frameworks for the position of the individual in society. Technological, socio-demographic and economic developments may create difficult situations for individuals. The objective is therefore to measure and consolidate the place of humans in society and in the rules that govern public life.

  • Governance :

    performance analysis, control structures and the regulation of various economic structures. While governance is primarily intended to create favourable conditions for the sustainability of economic actors, major failures in control systems can have a negative impact on stakeholder confidence. It is therefore necessary to analyse possible gaps in the application of governance mechanisms in order to avoid jeopardising the sustainability of the activities of both private and public entities.