Charlotte Da Cunha

 charlotte.da-cunha [at] uvsq.fr

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Charlotte Da Cunha is associate professor in Land Use planning at the UVSQ since 2012. She has a multidisciplinary academic curriculum guided by the recognition of interdisciplinarity as a necessary collaborative practice between disciplines and earned a doctorate in economics at UVSQ (July 2010). 

She is deputy director of the OVSQ since 2016 and co-director of Master RSEE (corporate social responsibility and environment).

 

Research themes:

Her scientific activity is centered on facilitating transdisciplinary dynamic, the development of co-construction governance processes and knowledge, and the evaluation of their effects. Currently, she also works on art, design and science processes.

Her application areas are adaptation of coastal community to impacts of climate change and the multifunctionality of agriculture in peri-urban areas.

She mobilizes participatory methods and practices as well as qualitative research tools and methods : semi-structured and open interview, qualitative analysis software, etc... 

 

Involvement in research projects:

  • 2020-2021: ARTISAN (Accroître la Résilience des Territoires au changement climatique par l’Incitation aux Solutions d’adaptation Fondées sur la Nature). Intellectual service leader for ADEME: evaluate the level of integration of Nature-Based Adaptation Solutions in PCAETs.
  • 2017-2020: CoCliServ (Co-development of place-based climate services for action). Cas study leader "Golfe du Morbihan".
  • 2014-2017: ARTISTICC (Adaptation Research, a Trans-disciplInary transnational community and policy centred approach)
  • 2013-2017: RAMSES (Reconciling Adaptation, Mitigation and Sustainable Development for citiES)
  • 2010-2015: CCC - CURA (Community-University Research Alliances (CURA) on Coastal Communities Challenges in the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence facing climate change) http://www.defisdescommunautescotieres.org
  • 2010-2013: D2SOU project (integrated management of soil and subsoil in urban development
  • 2006-2010: Projet FRAGILE (Forum of Life Sciences for Research and Integrated Assessment for Multistakeholder Management of ILE de France Biodiversity). PhD funding.

 

Publications:

Articles in scientific journals (peer-reviewed)

  • da Cunha, C., Farias Rocha, A. P., Cardon, M., Breton, F., Labeyrie L., Vanderlinden, J.-P. (2020). Adaptation planning in France: inputs of narratives of change to support an art and science co-construction process. Climate Risk Management, 100243. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crm.2020.100243
  • Lioubimtseva, E., da Cunha, C. (2020). Local climate change adaptation plans in the US and France: comparison and lessons learned in 2007-2017. Urban Climate, 31, 100577. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.uclim.2019.100577
  • da Cunha, C., Lioubimtseva, E. (2020). Metadata for climate change adaptation plans of small and mid-sized French and American cities: 2007–2017. Data in Brief.
  • Vanderlinden, J.-P., Baztan, J., Chouinard, O., Cordier, M., da Cunha, C., Huctin, J.-M., Kane, A., Kennedy, G., Nikulkina, I., Vyacheslav, S., Surette, C., Thiaw, D., Thomson K.T. (2020). Meaning in the face of changing climate risks: connecting agency, sensemaking and narratives of change through transdisciplinary research. Climate Risk Management, 29, 100224. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crm.2020.100224
  • da Cunha, C., Vanderlinden, J.-P. (2014) Adaptation aux changements globaux. Revue Française de Socio-Économie 13, 277-282.
  • Reichel, V., Da Cunha, C., O’Connor, M. (2009) Le débat public sur l’autoroute A12 (France) en termes d’effets : une analyse en trois temps. VertigO - la revue électronique en sciences de l'environnement Volume 9

 

Book chapters, PhD thesis

  • da Cunha, C. Lioubimtseva, E., (upcoming 2021). Local climate change adaptation plans: comparison and lessons learned, in: Carrillo F. J., Garner, C. (Eds.) City Preparedness for the Climate Crisis. Edward Elgar Publishing. pp. x-x.
  • Lioubimtseva, E., da Cunha, C. (upcoming 2021). Community engagement and equity in climate adaptation planning: experience of small and mid-size cities in the United States and in France, in: Petersen, B., Ducros, H. B. (Eds.) Justice and Climate Action Planning. Elsevier. pp. x-x.
  • Plante, S., Vasseur, L., Da Cunha, C., (2016) Adaptation to climate change and participatory action research (PAR): lessons from municipalities in Quebec, Canada, Climate Adaptation Governance in Cities and Regions. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, pp. 69-88.
  • Plante, S., Vasseur, L., Da Cunha, C., (2015) Adaptation to climate change using Participatory action research (PAR): implementation of a Method of Evaluation by Group Facilitation (MEGF), in: Jorgensen, B., Baztan, J., Chouinard, O., Tett, P., Vanderlinden, J.-P., Vasseur, L. (Eds.), Coastal Zones: Developing Solutions for the 21st Century. Elsevier, pp. 319-332.
  • Vanderlinden, J.-P., Quenet, G., Da Cunha, C., Batzan, J., (2015) Paradigm Shifts, Coastal Zones, and Adaptation to Fast-Paced Change: Moving Toward Transdisciplinary Community-Centered Approaches, in: Jorgensen, B., Baztan, J., Chouinard, O., Tett, P., Vanderlinden, J.-P., Vasseur, L. (Eds.), Coastal Zones: Developing Solutions for the 21st Century. Elsevier, pp. 3-9.
  • Da Cunha, C. (2010) Quelle prise en compte de la biodiversité dans les enjeux de performances des activités agricoles en Île-de-France ? Expérimentation d’une méthode d’évaluation participative multicritères. Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ), Guyancourt, p. 574.

 

Art and Sciences experimentation

Information booklet "Ça baigne ?" is available in English and French

 

Conference proceedings

  • Lioubimtseva, E., da Cunha, C., (2020) Community engagement and equity in climate adaptation planning: experience of small and mid-size cities in the United States and in France, Paper presented at the CLIMATE2020, : 23-30 March 2020
  • Da Cunha, C., (2011) Panorama des visions de la performance de l’activité agricole : quelle influence pour l’avenir des territoires ruraux français ?, Paper presented at the Territoire et environnement : des représentations à l’action., Tours, France.
  • Da Cunha, C., Plante, S., Vasseur, L., (2011) Le suivi de la résilience de communautés côtières comme moyen d’évaluation des effets de la recherche action participative, Paper presented at the GIS Démocratie & Participation, Paris, France.

 

Research reports

  • Wardekker, A., van den Ende, M., Marschutz, B., Pijnappels, M., Hofland, S, Bremer, S., Blanchard, A., Iversen, L., van der Sluijs, J., Krauß, W., Farias Rocha, A. P., da Cunha, C., Baztan, J., Jaffrès, L. (2020). Incremental scenario case studies. Deliverable 2.2 in: CoCliServ project, p 121.
  • Wardekker, A., Krauß, W., Bremer, S., Baztan, J., Jaffrès, L., Rocha, A., Da Cunha, C., Gerkensmeier, B., Breton, F. (2019). Case study situation inventory report. Deliverable 2.1 in: CoCliServ project, p 45.
  • Krauß, W., Bremer, S., Wardekker, A., Marschütz, B. Baztan, J., Da Cunha, C. (2019). Relevant excerpts from interviews and protocols. Deliverable 1.3 in: CoCliServ project, p 74.
  • Krauß, W., Bremer, S., Wardekker, A., Marschütz, B. Baztan, J., Da Cunha, C. (2018). Chronology and in-depth analysis of weather related and place-specific narratives of climate change. Deliverable 1.2 in: CoCliServ project, p 99.
  • Krauß, W., Bremer, S., Wardekker, A., Marschütz, B. Baztan, J., Da Cunha, C. (2018). Initial mapping of narratives of change. Deliverable 1.1 in: CoCliServ project, p 121.
  • Mendizabal, M., Peña, N., García-Blanco, G., Feliu, E., Terenzi, A., Latinos, V.,... Da Cunha, C., ... (2017). Transition Handbook & Training Package, in: RAMSES project (Ed.), p. 61.
  • Domingos, N.d.P., Remvikos, Y., Da Cunha, C., Gemenne, F., (2016) D7.3: Identification of drivers of urban growth in the political and institutional context, in: RAMSES project (Ed.), WP 7: Urban policies and governance. UVSQ, Guyancourt, p. 60.
  • Domingos, N.d.P., Da Cunha, C., De Pryck, K., Remvikos, Y., Gemenne, F., (2015) D7.2: Typology of the tools available to policy-makers and assessment of their efficiency, in: RAMSES project (Ed.), WP 7: Urban policies and governance. UVSQ, Guyancourt, p. 47.
  • De Pryck, K., Forino, G., Da Cunha, C., Remvikos, Y., Gemenne, F., (2014) D7.1: Analytical framework of the decision-making process, in: RAMSES project (Ed.), WP 7: Urban policies and governance. UVSQ, Guyancourt, p. 32.
  • Da Cunha, C., Johnson, P., O'Connor, M., (2011) Structuration & documentation du processus d’évaluation multicritère comparative des scenarios socio--ecologico—économique pour la Guyane française, Rapport de Recherche REEDS 2011-? REEDS - Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Guyancourt (France), p. 65.
  • Da Cunha, C., O’Connor, M., Douguet, J.-M., Boussier, D., Boisset, K., (2010) Analyse et discussion des résultats de l’évaluation finale - Les avenirs de l’exploitation agricole de la bergerie nationale, Rapports de recherche REEDS. Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, REEDS, Rambouillet, p. 115.
  • Da Cunha, C., (2008) Analyse et discussion des résultats de l’évaluation finale - "Site de Dourdan". Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Centre d’Economie et d’Ethique pour l’Environnement et le Développement, Guyancourt, p. 36.

 

Main national and international conferences and workshops

  • Mazin, A., da Cunha, C., Vayssière, J-L (2020) Les marchés publics responsables, levier de la transition écologique des territoires ? Séminaire de l'équipe Proximité de l'UMR SAD-APT, Inra-AgroParisTech, Paris, France.
  • da Cunha, C. (2020) Processus de co-construction art, design et science: quelle application pour l’adaptation au CC? Journée d’étude : Communiquer autrement les connaissances sur le changement climatique, Ouranos-AuRA, Grenoble, France.
  • Lioubimtsevar, E., da Cunha, C., (2020) Community engagement and equity in climate adaptation planning: experience of small and mid-size cities in the United States and in France. 7th Climate Change Online Conference CLIMATE2020, Haw Hamburg, Germany.
  • Da Cunha, C. (2019). Choisir. Festival CURIOSITas, La Diagonale Paris-Saclay. Massy, France.
  • Da Cunha, C. (2019). Le Golfe du Morbihan, territoire naturel anthropisé, doit-il être réensauvagé ?  Enjeux et perspectives pour une diversité sociale et écologique, Diversité sociale et diversité écologique : vers plus de synergies ? ENS Ulm, CERES (Centre de formation sur l’environnement et la société), INRA (Institut national de recherche agronomique). ENS Ulm, Paris, France.
  • Lioubimtseva, E., Da Cunha, C. (2018). Progress in climate change adaptation planning:  a comparative study of the US and French small and mid-size cities  2007-2017. American Association of Geographers' Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA , US.
  • Da Cunha, C. (2018). La transdisciplinarité, un processus d'intégration qui transcende les limites disciplinaires? Ecole-chercheurs – LabEx BASC “Construire un collectif interdisciplinaire en Agroécologie”. Bergerie de Villarceaux (Val d’Oise), France.
  • Gerome, C., Da Cunha, C. (2017). Capacité d’adaptation, mobilisation citoyenne et événements extrêmes : Étude de cas exploratoire de la ville de New-York. Séminaire du CEMOTEV. UVSQ, Guyancourt, France.
  • Da Cunha, C., Nikulkina, I., Salakhova, D., Vanderlinden, J.-P., Shadrin, V., Isaev, A. P., Maximov, T. H. (2016). ARTISTICC Project’s. The case of Tiksi, Sakha Republic, Russia. 4th Nordic Conference on Climate Change Adaptation, “From Research to Actions and Transformation". Bergen, Norway.
  • Da Cunha, C. (2015) Adaptations to global change: Contribution of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research. Public Talk on Climate Change. GVSU Allendale, Michigan, USA (Hosted by Environmental Studies Program and Padnos International Center, Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies).
  • Da Cunha, C., De Pryck, K., Forino, G., Remvikos, Y., Gemenne, F. (2014) Adaptation des communautés urbaines face aux changements globaux: la résilience comme cadre d'analyse. Congrès de l’Association Française d’Economie Politique (AFEP). Paris, France.
  • Da Cunha, C., Cordier, M., Gemenne, F., Quenet, G., Remvikos, Y., Rulleau, B., Vanderlinden, J.-P., (2013) L'adaptation aux changements globaux. Quel apport des sciences sociales pour une vision transdisciplinaire ? Congrès de l’Association Française d’Economie Politique (AFEP). Bordeaux, France.
  • Da Cunha, C., Plante, S., Vasseur, L. (2013) Integrating the role of participatory action research and governance into resilience and socio-ecological assessment. 10th International conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics, Centre Lillois d’Etudes et Recherches Sociologiques et Economiques (CLERSE, UMR 8019, CNRS-Université  Lille1) & Reims Economie Gestion Agro-Ressources et DurabilitéS (REGARDS, EA 6292, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne). Lille, France.
  • Da Cunha, C., Plante, S., Vasseur, L. (2013) Mesurer la résilience des communautés côtières face aux changements climatiques : une vision pragmatique pour un concept multidimensionnel. 81° Congrès de l'Acfas - Association francophone pour le savoir. Québec, Québec, Canada.
  • Plante, S., Da Cunha, C., Vasseur, L. (2012) La résilience des communautés côtières au cœur de l’adaptation. 10ème conférence internationale ZONE CÔTIÈRE CANADA. Rimouski, Québec, Canada.
  • Vasseur, L., Da Cunha, C., Plante, S. (2012) Le suivi de la résilience de communautés côtières comme moyen d’évaluation des effets de la recherche action participative: premiers résultats. 80° Congrès de l'Acfas - Association francophone pour le savoir. Montréal , Québec, Canada.
  • Da Cunha, C., Rulleau, B. (2011) Discussing biases in qualitative research: What are the inputs from quantitative experiences? 9th conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE). Istanbul, Turquie.
  • Da Cunha, C., Plante, S., Vasseur, L. (2011) Le suivi de la résilience de communautés côtières comme moyen d’évaluation des effets de la recherche action participative. Congrès du GIS Démocratie & Participation. Paris, France.
  • Da Cunha, C. (2011) The future of a central farm within its territory: a choice influenced by social acceptability. 6th Biennal conference of the United States Society for Ecological Economics. Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.
  • Da Cunha, C. (2011) Panorama des visions de la performance de l’activité agricole : quelle influence pour l’avenir des territoires ruraux français ? Colloque international Territoire et environnement : des représentations à l’action. Tours, France.
  • Plante, S., Da Cunha, C. (2011) Innovation sociale et mobilisation des acteurs, gage de résilience? Université rurale québécoise. Baie-des-Chaleurs/Les Plateaux, Québec, Canada.
  • Da Cunha, C. (2010) Comment définir l’agriculture durable ? La réalisation d’une grille d’analyse en termes d’enjeux de performance d’une agriculture durable via une démarche d’évaluation participative multicritère.,= Séminaire GRETHA - Programme B, GRETHA, Université Montesquieu Bordeaux IV. Pessac, France.
  • Da Cunha, C. (2010) How to deal with biodiversity management at local level? The implementation of a deliberative method to regard biodiversity as a performance issue of agricultural activities, 11th Biennial Conference of International Society for Ecological Economics. University of Oldenburg and University of Bremen. Oldenburg and Bremen, Germany.
  • Da Cunha, C. (2010) Quelle prise en compte de la biodiversité dans les enjeux de performances de l’activité agricole en Île-de-France ? 3ème session des journées thématiques de R2DS « La biodiversité : la recherche en actions ». Maison des Polytechniciens, Paris, France.
  • Da Cunha, C. (2010) Thinking about the future of the Bergerie nationale’s farm: implementation of the Integraal evaluation method. Merinoscope. Bergerie nationale de Rambouillet.
  • Da Cunha, C. (2009) How to deal with biodiversity management at local level? The implementation of a multi-criteria deliberative method. 8th international conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics. University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  • Da Cunha, C. (2009) Enjeux de performance de l’agriculture pour un projet de développement territorial durable. XLVI° Colloque de l'ASRDLF. Clermont-Ferrand, France.
  • Da Cunha, C. (2008) Deliberating on the role of interdisciplinary studies in Climatic Change related to policy making. Marion Dufresne’s 9th the floating University. ULICES. Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, RV Marion Dufresne (Retro Campaign MD167).
  • Da Cunha, C. (2007) Biodiversity management: a matter for all? The case of Île-de-France (France). 7th international conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics. The European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE), in co-operation with the German associations for ecological economics VÖÖ and VÖW, UFZ - Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig, Germany.

 

Selected list of courses:

Master's Degree

  • Participatory approaches (M1)
  • Introduction to climate policies (M1)
  • Social Science Survey Methods (M2)
  • Experiences in adaptation planning (M2)

 

Environment and Sustainable Development Virtual University (UVED)

  • Adaptation aux changements climatiques et à l'augmentation du niveau de la mer en zones côtières - Une perspective globale
  • BEST (biodiversity management)
  • AGRI-GNOSTICS (sustainable agriculture)

 

Last revision: September 2020