IRSTV "Institute for Research on Urban Sciences and Techniques" is a Research Federation founded by CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research) and France's Ministry of Research.

IRSTV leads an interdisciplinary research in the field of urban environment and the research programme more specially concerns the development of knowledge, models, tools and methodologies for the management, the design, the decision-making and the evaluation of city planning policies.

To succeed in this mission, IRSTV has developed interdisciplinary skills in engineering sciences (acoustics, thermal, aerodynamic, building physics, civil engineering), environment sciences (hydrologiy, chimistry), communication and information sciences ans techniques (CAD, GIS, virtual reality) and human and social sciences (architecture, urban planning, geography, law, sociology, economics).

The Research Federation structures projects on a National and European scale, with IRSTV research teams and external partners interested in interdisciplinary approaches.

IRSTV works on international partnerships and structured collaborations with China, India, Japan, Tunisia, Spain, Swiss, etc.


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