The Territories theme brings together researchers working on the issues of the relationship between space and society. Researchers are interested in the development and governance of territories, which includes both densified urban environments and rural and remote areas. The human occupation of these territories results from private and public investment, infrastructure deployment, and the creation or (re)localization of jobs.
This reality is often studied through regional or sectoral analyses. The movement of goods and people between territories is associated with transportation and mobility. Territorial public policies also involve several levels of government, from the municipal to the national level, which multiplies opportunities for research partnerships.
CIRANO researchers are conducting projects on many of these dimensions, including topics such as municipal affairs, regional development, industrial clusters, infrastructure and transportation.