Spatial Optimized Designs: from cities to natural systems

Wednesday 13 et Thursday 14 Décember- ENS-Lyon

Site Monod, Salle Condorcet

Sponsor: CNRS Mission pour l’Interdisciplinarité-Appel d’offre OASIC 2017-2018


We are having a hard time to put together bikers, walkers, drivers and various networks (water, fiber, gas, etc.) in a reduced and geometrically constraint urban space. On the other hand, natural systems, such as proteins, support densities of entities (atoms, amino acids) as large as the highest city densities in the world, in a nano confined space. Proteins master this complexicity: high efficiency and high functional performances, robustness and adaptability to perturbations.

Some solutions adopted by natural systems to optimize their space for a high functional performance will be presented.

The emergence and the current situation of urban space will be presented as well as the future challenges for improving city organisation.

At last, from the infinitely small to the urban space, we will discuss whether it is worth comparing natural and urban space designs to better understand them.

Organisers: Marton Karsai, Laurent Vuillon, Helene Mathian et Claire Lesieur

There is no conference fees but registration is compulsary 



Franck Varenne, Uni. de Rouen, Epistémologie

Márton Karsai, ENS Lyon-INRIA-IXXI, Computer Science

Remy Cazabet, LIRIS, Lyon, Data Mining

Maxime Lenormand, TETIS, Montpellier, Mathématiques appliquées

Kenneth Knoblauch, Inserm U1208, Stem-cell and Brain Research Institute, Bron, Neuroscience

Pierre Frankhauser, Théma, Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, Géographe

Henry Dicks, Philosopher, University Jean Moulin, Lyon 3

Seddik Bacha, G2ELab, SYREL, Grenoble,

Juste Raimbault, Uni. Paris-Diderot, UMR CNRS 8504 Géographie-cités Géographie quantitative

Mickaël Brasebin, IGN - LASTIG, géomaticien

Laurent Vuillon, Uni. de Savoie Mont Blanc, LAMA, Bourget du lac, mathématiques

Daniel Jost, CNRS- Univ. Grenoble Alpes, TIMC-IMAG, biologist

Claire Lesieur, IXXI-ENS Lyon et AMPERE UMR5005, biologie structurale


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