ADEME – ENSP, LAREP, Mines Paris Tech, Center O.I.E, France
Joris Masafont is a landscape architect graduated from the Ecole nationale supérieure de paysage de Versailles-Marseille (ENSP – French high national landscaping college) and also holds a Master 2 of urban planning. His basic training is technical gardener. He has developed a practice that links a sensitive approach with the living with a practical and a theoretical point of view. He is interested in art and drawing, which he uses to create a common language in his work.
Since October 2018, he is preparing his doctorate at ADEME (French Environment & Energy Management Agency), this thesis involves, for the first time, LAREP, research laboratory in landscape project of the National School of Landscape of Versailles-Marseille (ENSP), and MINES ParisTech with the OIE Center (Observation, Impacts , Energy) through a thesis entitled : “Development of the sustainable energy landscape project for taking territorial resources and their multifunctional uses into account”.
His main interest is to propose through his research a hybrid vision at the intersection of landscape architects’ and engineers’ approaches through the assessment of the territories’ capacity to evolve and to host renewable energy installations.
The originality of this PhD thesis is that its general approach is at the crossroads of both engineering and landscape sciences and at the interface of research and the project (operational aspects). This research-action crosses the field of knowledge and practices of urban planning, landscape science, planning, energy engineering and human and social sciences. Fed from previously conducted work, it will build on the study and comparison of two agreements for energy transition, called CTE (contrats de transition énergétique), tool of a recent public policy in France, also serving as a field of application in a Mediterranean context.