2009 Habilitation (accreditation to supervise research), urban & environmental sociology, University of Lorraine (Metz), France: “Éléments pour une sociologie des espaces-frontières”
2000 PhD., political sociology, University of Strasbourg, France: “Les transformations de la notabilité entre France et Allemagne” (summa cum laude)
2011-present Full Professor of Sociology (sociology of the environment & sustainability; urban sociology) at the Institute for Urbanism and Regional Development, Faculty of Social Science, University of Strasbourg, France (2nd class: 2011-2014; 1st class: 2014-2020; exceptional class since 2020: highest rank in the faculty path of French academia)
2020-present EU Jean Monnet Chair ‘Governance of Integrated Urban Sustainability in Europe (GoInUSE): Scales, Actors and Citizenship’ (2020-2023)
2016-present Vice-Dean for Research of the Faculty of Social Science, University of Strasbourg, France
2019-present Deputy Director of the Upper Rhine Cluster for Sustainability Research (URCforSR), leading European academic network between France, Germany and Switzerland dealing with the comprehensive subject matter Governance of sustainable growth: https://www.sustainability-upperrhine.info/en/home/
2011-present Director of the Master’s program ‘Cities, Environment and Societies’ at the Institute for Urbanism and Regional Development, Faculty of Social Science, Strasbourg: http://sspsd.u-strasbg.fr/spip.php?article2295
2013-present Co-Head of the research team ‘Territorial Dynamics, Cities and Mobilities’ of the joint French National Centre for Scientific Research-CNRS / University of Strasbourg research unit SAGE (Societies, Actors and Government in Europe, UMR 7363). Emphasis is placed on the sociology of new policies impacting key social issues – especially the environment, social vulnerabilities, urban areas, sustainable development – and on the territorial dimensions of these dynamics – above all from a comparative angle: https://sage.unistra.fr/en/work-groups/work-group-6/
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
I have written a large number of studies on sustainability, energy and environment-related issues, on cities and on local public policy at the regional, national, and European levels, using empirical and comparative approaches. They have been published in a wide array of recognized academic journals in sociology, urban studies and more generally in social science.
EU Jean Monnet Chair ‘Governance of Integrated Urban Sustainability in Europe (GoInUSE)’ (2020-2023)
By: Philippe HAMMAN
Subjects: Environment and Sustainability, Urban Studies
Jean Monnet Chair
Governance of Integrated Urban Sustainability in Europe (GoInUSE): Scales, Actors and Citizenship
For three years (2020-2023), the EU Jean Monnet Chair “Governance of Integrated Urban Sustainability in Europe (GoInUSE)” strives for studying further integrated sustainable development in urban spaces in Europe, and develops innovative approaches, tackled from a social science perspective. In line with the Leipzig Charter and the Pact of Amsterdam, it promotes one of the European Union’s priorities as set out in its Cohesion Policy (European Regional Development Fund), the European Urban Initiative as well as the ‘Green Deal’. By mobilizing sociological approaches, it aims both at reflecting on the issues and at suggesting possibilities for action. Strasbourg is a very favourable setting for this, thanks to the interactions between the Institute of Urbanism and Regional Planning of the Faculty of Social Sciences and the research unit SAGE (Societies, Actors, Government in Europe) and to the partnerships established within the Interdisciplinary Thematic Institute Making European Society.
In the course of the three years, the activities include four complementary aspects: 1/ Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree modules (including distance-learning) are complemented by 2/ a seminar “Governance of Integrated Sustainability in Europe: Scales, Actors and Citizenship”, which favours interactions between students, scholars and professionals; 3/ the organization of conferences and open debates; and 4/ support for research (including young researchers).
More specifically, we will question the following three related issues: Sustainable and shared urban mobilities in Europe; Cities and energies in Europe; Just city and popular ecology in Europe.
In connection with the teaching and seminars, the deliverables include events (conferences and debates organized every year) and publications: open access articles, a collective work (translated into English) and a special academic journal issue. Communication for the project is ensured through an Internet website.
Impacts are expected on a European level (implementation of the EU Urban Agenda and Green Deal, position of the EU regarding global sustainability, promotion of active eco-citizenship), on a national level (increased connections between sociology and urban studies and European studies, greater awareness of the social dimensions of cities from technical and legal professions – urban planners, architects, managers, etc.), and for the University of Strasbourg (excellence teaching and integration of European studies components in the Faculty of Social Sciences, including professional bachelor’s programmes, master’s programmes and distance learning).