About the Chair

The joint research chair between the University of Ottawa and the University of Lyon is a collaboration between Vincent Mirza, Director of the Research Centre on the future of cities and Michel Lussault, Director of the École urbaine de Lyon.

The Chair’s program is based on the hypothesis that the generalized urbanization of the world, which has been observed since the 1950s, is the vector for accelerating the entry into the Anthropocene.

This ambitious project aims to tackle current urban and anthropogenic challenges, as well as those related to the climate emergency. It will do so using an interdisciplinary and innovative research approach, based on the co-construction of knowledge with academic and community partners, which enables the emergence of common tools and innovative solutions.

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