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The LabEx ITEM is a research network in the field of humanities and social sciences. The research laboratories that make up this network come from institutions located in the Isere and the Savoie french departments. Labex ITEM's vocation is to provide the mountain territories with the analytical capacity and expertise that are essential to cope with the various forms of change they face: economical, demographical, cultural, climatic and so on.

The objective of this platform is to to shed light on the LabEx ITEM's own activities and networks. Its goal is also to communicate about its partners' various information when related to the mountain territories. This is an open communication and collaborative tool for everyone.

This platform is currently in beta test. Don't hesitate to send us your comments.

 

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Representing mountain regions. Images and maps to influence the territories

Ever since humans have cast their eyes upwards at them, mountains have not only been described, but also represented by different types of still and moving images. Carvings, paintings, photography, paper maps, 3D maps, cartoons and films (home movies ...

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Winter sports resorts. What dynamics between globalisation and territorialisation?

Both on a national scale within France and for other destinations, winter sports resorts today represent an all-important part of the economy, one synonymous with employment, visitors and financial income. These entities were often conceived as "devic...

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Mountains and Metropolis, reciprocal peripheral resources?

To be able to live in mountainous regions, humans have managed to "cultivate" the water, soil, air, snow and wood. Wherever they have turned their attention to landscapes, ecosystem balance and territorial specificities, they have been able to take ad...

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Protected mountain areas: territories as an interface between science and management

The history of mountain protected areas is characterized by the resort to several registers of legitimacy over time. Their creation was initially often justified by their capacity to act as microcosms and represent the world because of the presence in...

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Territorial labelling: holding onto heritage and innovating? Putting "distinction" to the test of time

Today there is an increasing focus on territorial labelling (or certification). These labels have been extended to all sorts of tangible and intangible objects (quality seals on products, tourism brands, cultural, patrimonial and ecological labels, et...

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Transformative social innovations in mountain territories

To be sure, mountain regions innovate, but are their forms of innovation necessarily singular? Do they participate in bringing about a profound transformation to the territorial paths and positions taken? This session will attempt to answer these q...

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Valley floors and high-altitude areas: reinterpreting territorial construction and land value dynamics

In the past, before extensive draining and protection work, valley floors that were not embanked or dammed up were considered inadequate for intensive land use, and even for the establishment of societies, unlike higher up in the valley. However, thes...

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International winter universities

Support for innovation through the dissemination of works by future or young researchers As part of the ITEM project, LabEx organises a biennial International Winter University to promote the works of future and young researchers on the subject of ...

Waterlogging risk assessment based on self-organizing map (SOM) artificial neural networks: a case study of an urban storm in Beijing

Abstract Due to rapid urbanization, waterlogging induced by torrential rainfall has become a global concern and a potential risk affecting urban habitant’s safety. Widespread waterlogging disasters have occurred almost annually in ...

Monitoring elevation change of glaciers on Geladandong Mountain using TanDEM-X SAR interferometry

Abstract Glaciers play an important role in the climate system. The elevation change of a glacier is an important parameter in studies of glacier dynamics. Only a few ground-based measurements of high mountain glaciers are availabl...

Shifting paradigms for Nepal’s protected areas: history, challenges and relationships

Abstract The modern history of protected area (PA) management in Nepal dates back to 1973 when the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act (1973) was promulgated and Chitwan National Park was established. In the years immediat...