Christophe Mager
Senior lecturer

University of Lausanne
Institute of geography and sustainability
Mouline - Géopolis 3520
CH-1015 Lausanne
Phone +41 21 692 3066

Research fields

A critical socio-economic geography

Senior lecturer as a political economist at the Institute of Geography and Sustainability (University of Lausanne), his activities fall within the general scope of the critical analysis of the neoliberalization impact on sustainable management, whether it is related to natural or built environments. His research has been organized since 2012 in two configurations. The first refers to work on the introduction of economic tools with spatial impact (such as payment systems for environmental services); the second refers to work on urban complexes, analysing both the modalities of the making and communication of entrepreneurial urbanism and the controversies it induces, with a particular interest in the risks associated with sociospatial fragmentation and urban struggles.

At the Institute of Geography and Sustainability, his first analytical field is articulated in the work carried out by the research group 'Development, Societies and Environments', the second is complementary to those of the research group in 'Urban Studies', focusing on the epistemology of knowledge and practices of urban planning and the sciences of planning.

Since 2016, he presides over the Scientific Committee of the MSc in geography.