Publications Récentes


Articles de journaux

Optimizing Manufacturing Efficiency: A Six-Sigma DMAIC Approach to Reduce Operational Gaps

B. J-C. Munyaka; J. Chenal; K. Kanyinda 

International Journal of Innovative Science, Engineering & Technology. 2024-01-01. Vol. 11, num. 01.

Geospatial Tools and Remote Sensing Strategies for Timely Humanitarian Response: A Case Study on Drought Monitoring in Eswatini

J-C. B. Munyaka; J. Chenal; S. Mabaso; S. S. Tfwala; A. K. Mandal et al. 

Sustainability. 2024-01-01. Vol. 16, num. 1, p. 409. DOI : 10.3390/su16010409.


Articles de journaux

Spatial Distributions of Diarrheal Cases in Relation to Housing Conditions in Informal Settlements: A Cross-Sectional Study in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

V. Pessoa Colombo; J. Chenal; B. Koné; J. d. Koffi; J. Utzinger 

Journal of Urban Health. 2023. DOI : 10.1007/s11524-023-00786-z.

Determinants of urban environmental quality in Morocco: The roles of energy consumption, urbanization, manufacturing, and financial development in SDG 13

S. Bajja; H. Radoine; S. Abbas; F. Dakyaga; J. Chenal 

Frontiers In Environmental Science. 2023-04-20. Vol. 11, p. 1174439. DOI : 10.3389/fenvs.2023.1174439.

Impact of Topography on Rural Cycling Patterns: Case Study of Bugesera District, Rwanda

B. J-C. Munyaka; J. Chenal; A. Gatoni Sebarenzi; R. Mrani; A. A. Konou 

Urban Science. 2023-01-13. Vol. 7, num. 1, p. 8. DOI : 10.3390/urbansci7010008.

Environmental determinants of access to shared sanitation in informal settlements: a cross-sectional study in Abidjan and Nairobi

V. Pessoa Colombo; J. Chenal; F. Orina; H. Meme; J. d. A. Koffi et al. 

Infectious Diseases of Poverty. 2023-04-10. Vol. 12, num. 34. DOI : 10.1186/s40249-023-01078-z.

A Hybrid Approach for Extracting Large-Scale and Accurate Built-Up Areas Using SAR and Multispectral Data

R. Azmi; J. Chenal; H. Amar; C. S. T. Koumetio; E. B. Diop 

Atmosphere. 2023-02-01. Vol. 14, num. 2, p. 240. DOI : 10.3390/atmos14020240.


Two Decades of Architects’ and Urban Planners’ Contribution to Urban Agriculture and Health Research in Africa

A. A. Konou; A. F. K. Mbianda; B. J-C. Munyaka; J. Chenal 

Urban Science. 2023-12-01. Vol. 7, num. 4, p. 117. DOI : 10.3390/urbansci7040117.


Relating health benefits of water, sanitation, and hygiene services with the context of urban informal settlements: lessons from Côte d’Ivoire and Kenya

V. Pessoa Colombo / J. Chenal; J. Utzinger (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2023. 

Chapitres de livres

Comparing Volunteered Data Acquisition Methods on Informal Settlements in Mexico City and São Paulo: A Citizen Participation Ladder for VGI

A. Pereira Santos; V. Pessoa Colombo; K. Heider; J. M. Rodriguez-Lopez 

Socio-Environmental Research in Latin America; Cham: Springer, 2023-03-30.

Rapports techniques

Villes africaines et technologies numériques: entre risques et potentiels

A. F. Kemajou Mbianda; J. Chenal; F. Meylan; S. Naji; N. Felder 



Efficacy and health benefits of different water distribution systems in informal settlements: a cross-sectional study in Nairobi, Kenya

V. Pessoa Colombo; J. Chenal; F. Orina; H. Meme; J. Utzinger 

19th International Conference on Urban Health (ICUH 2023), Atlanta, USA, 6-9 November 2023.


Datafrication : de la donnée aux villes africaines intelligentes

J. Chenal 

African Cities Lab Summit 2023, Cotonou, Benin, May 22-23, 2023.

Projets d'étudiants

Densification des villages alpins : vers un nouveau mode de vie

D. Zanolo 


SMALL – Un nouveau dispositif d’accueil d’urgence pour le Service social de Genève

L. Primiceri 


Oteka: Centre de formation professionnel à Pemba

T. Özcan; M. Theubet 


Au pied du cèdre: terrain d’expérimentation pour une ville en transformation

M. Landert 


Repenser les méthodes de restructuration des quartiers précaires à Libreville: une autre approche pour les zones inondables

F. Igowa 


Habiter la roche volcanique

D. Fouchet 



Articles de journaux

Identifying and Classifying Urban Data Sources for Machine Learning-Based Sustainable Urban Planning and Decision Support Systems Development

S. C. K. Tekouabou; J. Chenal; R. Azmi; H. Toulni; E. B. Diop et al. 

Data. 2022-12-01. Vol. 7, num. 12, p. 170. DOI : 10.3390/data7120170.

Artificial Intelligence Based Methods for Smart and Sustainable Urban Planning: A Systematic Survey

S. C. K. Tekouabou; E. B. Diop; R. Azmi; J. Chenal 

Archives Of Computational Methods In Engineering. 2022-11-01. DOI : 10.1007/s11831-022-09844-2.

Crowdsourcing Public Engagement for Urban Planning in the Global South: Methods, Challenges and Suggestions for Future Research

E. B. Diop; J. Chenal; S. C. K. Tekouabou; R. Azmi 

Sustainability. 2022-09-13. Vol. 14, p. 11461. DOI : 10.3390/su141811461.

Impact of Urbanization and economic growth on environmental quality in Western Africa: What is the role of manufacturing activities and renewable energy?

H. Radoine; S. Bajja; J. Chenal; Z. Ahmed 

Frontiers in Environmental Science. 2022-09-13. DOI : 10.3389/fenvs.2022.1012007.

Examining African contributions to global health: Reflections on knowledge circulation and innovation

D. van Zyl-Hermann; T. Hammel; C. Burri; J. Chenal; G. Fink et al. 

Global Public Health. 2022-09-08. Vol. 17, p. 1-16. DOI : 10.1080/17441692.2022.2118343.

Understanding the Urban Middle-Class and Its Housing Characteristics-Case Study of Casablanca, Morocco

H. Mharzi Alaoui; H. Radoine; J. Chenal; H. Yakubu; S. Bajja 

Urban Science. 2022-06-01. Vol. 6, num. 2, p. 32. DOI : 10.3390/urbansci6020032.

Using Open-Access Data to Explore Relations between Urban Landscapes and Diarrhoeal Diseases in Côte d’Ivoire

V. Pessoa Colombo; J. Chenal; B. Koné; M. Bosch Padros; J. Utzinger 

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022-06-23. Vol. 19, num. 13, p. 7677. DOI : 10.3390/ijerph19137677.

Decision analysis related to solar farm investments based on analysis hierarchical process and fuzzy AHP for sustainable energy production

R. Azmi; H. Amar; J. Chenal; E. B. Diop; C. S. T. Koumetio 

International Journal Of Energy Research. 2022-05-03. DOI : 10.1002/er.7943.

More than seven decades of Acta Tropica: Partnership to advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

A. Graf; A. A. Konou; L. Meier; N. W. Brattig; J. Utzinger 

Acta Tropica. 2022-01-01. Vol. 225, p. 106175. DOI : 10.1016/j.actatropica.2021.106175.

More than seven decades of Acta Tropica: Looking back to move into the future

N. W. Brattig; A. Graf; A. A. Konou; G. Casagrande; J. Utzinger et al. 

Acta Tropica. 2022. Vol. 226, p. 106155. DOI : 10.1016/j.actatropica.2021.106155.

Reviewing the application of machine learning methods to model urban form indicators in planning decision support systems : potential, issues and challenges

S. C. Koumetio Tekouabou; E. B. Diop; R. Azmi; R. Jaligot; J. Chenal 

Journal of King Saud University – Computer and Information Sciences. 2022. Vol. 34, num. 8B, p. 5943-5967. DOI : 10.1016/j.jksuci.2021.08.007.

Papiers de conférences

Urban Data: Sources and Targeted Applications for Urban Planning Indicators Modelling

S. C. K. Tekouabou; J. Chenal; R. Azmi; E. B. Diop; H. Toulni 

2022-01-01. 1st International Conference on Electronic Governance with Emerging Technologies (EGETC), Tampico, MEXICO, Sep 12-14, 2022. p. 212-226. DOI : 10.1007/978-3-031-22950-3_16.


Inventory Management Concepts And Implementations: A Systematic Review

J. B. Munyaka; V. S. S. Yadavalli 

South African Journal Of Industrial Engineering. 2022-07-01. Vol. 33, num. 2, p. 15-36. DOI : 10.7166/33-2-2527.


Spatial analysis of the Healthy Built Environment: an application on Cardiovascular Risk Factors in the canton of Geneva

A. Salmi / J. Chenal (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2022. 


Shared sanitation and safety issues in impoverished urban settlements: design implications for slum upgrading projects

V. Pessoa Colombo; J. Chenal; J. Utzinger; F. Orina; H. Meme 

International Conference on Urban Health (ICUH 2022), Valencia, Spain, October 24-27, 2022.

Projets d'étudiants

Une ambassade suisse pour Dakar: repenser la typologie diplomatique

F. Ducor 


Le marché d’Eko City

M. Hassan Moallin 


Une autre manière de cultiver le sol – Logements collectifs et revalorisation du sol vivant en milieu urbain.

S. Lorenzini 


Le Caire (in)formel: au-delà de l’éternelle dichotomie

D. Nabky; M. Nasreldin 


Campagne des Cèdres: un lien retrouvé entre Lausanne et son lac

V. Schwab 


Immeuble collectif et aménagement urbain des toitures du quartier nubien d’Alexandrie. Réactivation d’une identité culturelle et architecturale oubliée

A. Soliman 



Articles de journaux

Evaluating urban greening scenarios for urban heat mitigation: a spatially explicit approach

M. Bosch; M. Locatelli; P. Hamel; R. P. Remme; R. Jaligot et al. 

Royal Society Open Science. 2021-12-08. Vol. 8, num. 12, p. 202174. DOI : 10.1098/rsos.202174.

Automatic detection of potential mosquito breeding sites from aerial images acquired by unmanned aerial vehicles

D. Trevisan Bravo; G. Araujo Lima; W. A. Luz Alves; V. Pessoa Colombo; L. Djogbénou et al. 

Computers, Environment and Urban Systems. 2021-08-12. Vol. 90, p. 1-13, 101692. DOI : 10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2021.101692.

Exploring the relationship between urban form and land surface temperature (LST) in a semi-arid region Case study of Ben Guerir city – Morocco


Environmental Challenges. 2021-07-31. Vol. 5, p. 100229. DOI : 10.1016/j.envc.2021.100229.

Hydrogenation of a Benzene-Toluene Mixture Using Metal Nanoparticles Stabilized by a Hyper-Crosslinked Aromatic Polymer

A. Bykov; G. N. Demidenko; L. Z. Nikoshvili; M. G. Sulman; L. Kiwi-Minsker 

Chemical Engineering & Technology. 2021-07-09. Vol. 44, num. 11, p. 1955-1961. DOI : 10.1002/ceat.202100127.

A spatially explicit approach to simulate urban heat mitigation with InVEST (v3.8.0)

M. Bosch; M. Locatelli; P. Hamel; R. P. Remme; J. Chenal et al. 

Geoscientific Model Development. 2021-06-11. Vol. 14, num. 6, p. 3521-3537. DOI : 10.5194/gmd-14-3521-2021.


L’utilisation du numérique dans le contexte des villes de l’Afrique de l’Ouest

J. Chenal; C. Ciriminna; R. Jaligot; K. Ginisty; F. Rudaz 

Lausanne: EPFL, 2021-09-28.


Spatiotemporal patterns of urbanization during the last four decades in Switzerland and their impacts on urban heat islands

M. Bosch Padros / J. Chenal; S. Joost (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2021. 

Chapitres de livres

Desenvolvimento do capital social comunitário em assentamentos vulneráveis: a experiência da organização Teto (Techo) na Colômbia e no Brasil

Y. Santos Melo; V. Pessoa Colombo; I. J. Espitia Riveros; J. Simionato Costa 

Engenharias e outras práticas técnicas engajadas; Editora da Universidade Estadual da Paraíba, 2021-06-08. p. 474.


Vernacular architecture & spatial typology: their share in urban health

A. A. Konou; V. Pessoa Colombo; J. Chenal 

17th International Conference on Urban Health (ICUH 2021), Online, 6-8 July, 2021.


The question of housing at the center of urban health inequities

V. Pessoa Colombo; A. A. Konou; J. Chenal 

17th International Conference on Urban Health (ICUH 2021), Online, 6-8 July, 2021.

Using open-access data to explore the relationship between urban morphology and diarrhoeal diseases in Côte d’Ivoire

V. Pessoa Colombo; J. Utzinger; B. Koné; J. Chenal 

4th International Conference on Canadian, Chinese and African Sustainable Urbanization (ICCCASU 2021), Online, 27 July – 1 August 2021.

Projets d'étudiants

Modelling spatial health accessibilityin Sub-Saharan African cities: A Case Study in Yaounde, Cameroon

C. Willcocks 


La réaffectation de la gare aux marchandises de Sébeillon en marché couvert

D. Youssef 


Un eco-quartier dans la ville de Bukavu

L. Balegamire 



Et si les villes étaient plus résilientes en Afrique qu’en Europe?

J. Chenal 



Articles de journaux

Coral cover surveys corroborate predictions on reef adaptive potential to thermal stress

O. Selmoni; G. Lecellier; L. Vigliola; V. Berteaux-Lecellier; S. Joost 

Scientific Reports. 2020-11-12. Vol. 10, num. 1, p. 19680. DOI : 10.1038/s41598-020-76604-2.

Apprendre des villes africaines

J. Chenal; H. Radoine; A. F. Kemajou Mbianda; R. Jaligot; H. Yakubu et al. 

African Cities Journal. 2020-04-05. Vol. 1, num. 1, p. 1-7. DOI : 10.34915/acj.v1i1.96.

Analyzing four decades of literature on urban planning studies in Africa (1980–2020)

A. F. Kemajou Mbianda; A. A. Konou; R. Jaligot; J. Chenal 

African Geographical Review. 2020-11-09.  p. 1-19. DOI : 10.1080/19376812.2020.1844025.

A New Approach to the Collection and Spatial Analysis of Land Values in Lomé and Yaoundé

A. F. Kemajou Mbianda; M. Bosch Padros; J. Chenal 

African Journal of Land Policy and Geospatial Sciences. 2020. Vol. 3, num. 3, p. 53-71. DOI : 10.48346/IMIST.PRSM/ajlp-gs.v3i3.20911.

Gentrification, Coprésence ou Mixité? Changements et Permanences au Centre de São Paulo

V. Pessoa Colombo; G. P. Torricelli 2020-07-17. DOI : 10.26151/2pdd-xz89.

Spatiotemporal patterns of urbanization in three Swiss urban agglomerations: insights from landscape metrics, growth modes and fractal analysis

M. Bosch; R. Jaligot; J. Chenal 

Landscape Ecology. 2020-04-01. Vol. 35, num. 4, p. 879-891. DOI : 10.1007/s10980-020-00985-y.


Comprendre la construction des périphéries urbaines à Lomé et Yaoundé

A. F. Kemajou Mbianda / J. Chenal (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2020. 

New perspectives for spatial planning in Switzerland: the role of ecosystem services

R. Jaligot / J. Chenal (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2020. 

Rapports techniques

Document de politique nationale d’urbanisation et d’habitat durables. Document national de politique publique pour une urbanisation et un habitat durables au Sénégal

J. Chenal 


Document de politique nationale d’urbanisation et d’habitat durables. Note conceptuelle : élaboration d’un document d’orientation stratégique Sénégal

J. Chenal 


Document de politique nationale d’urbanisation et d’habitat durables. Diagnostic : revue de la politique urbaine du Sénégal

J. Chenal 


Projets d'étudiants

Démarche pour la simulation d’îlots de chaleur urbains et l’influence de la canopée sur leur intensité

M. Locatelli 


Espaces publics, les places de jeux du quotidien. Pour une nouvelle expérience citadine à Saint-Chamond

F. Loison 


Daqaar. Redessin de l’espace public à l’image de ses utilisateurs

P. Rossé 


Ramallah Terra Fidea: une nouvelle école pour connecter l’enseignement de l’agriculture et la tradition agraire locale

M. Wuilleret 


“Les Sureaux”, une rencontre intergénérationnelle au coeur d’Arbaz (VS)

H. Bonvin 


La fabrique de sol. Valoriser les déchets de chantier d’un parc pour refonder son sol. Grand parc du projet Praille Acacias Vernets (PAV), Genève

L. Creppy 


“Les Fils des nuages”: coopérative agricole pour nomades en reconversion, Bouarfa, Maroc

S. Alami Idrissi 


Danse sous l’arbre. Un centre culturel et habitations en Ouganda

R. Dürmüller 


“Threshold” – Vivre sur la Schnyder-Areal à Bienne

M. Egger 


ARCAS. Un musée diffus au fil du fleuve Niger pour la restitution de biens spoliés en Afrique Subsaharienne

H. Favre 


Sébeillon 2030: un coeur industriel pour Lausanne

B. Irion 


La réimagination d’un parc comme site de refuge temporaire en cas de séisme, Gheytarieh (Téhéran)

M. Takhtravanchi 


Un mundus à Lausanne. Projet d’un temple-toilette par digestion

G. Caron 



Articles de journaux

PyLandStats: An open-source Pythonic library to compute landscape metrics

M. Bosch 

PLoS One. 2019-12-05. Vol. 14, num. 12, p. e0225734. DOI : 10.1371/journal.pone.0225734.

Stakeholders’ Perspectives to Support the Integration of Ecosystem Services in Spatial Planning in Switzerland

R. Jaligot; J. Chenal 

Environments. 2019-07-26. Vol. 6, num. 8, p. 88. DOI : 10.3390/environments6080088.

Assessing spatial temporal patterns of ecosystem services in Switzerland

R. Jaligot; J. Chenal; M. Bosch 

Landscape Ecology. 2019-06-19.  p. 1-16. DOI : 10.1007/s10980-019-00850-7.

Addressing Urban Sprawl from the Complexity Sciences

M. Bosch Padros; J. Chenal; S. Joost 

Urban Science. 2019-06-01. Vol. 3, num. 2, p. 60. DOI : 10.3390/urbansci3020060.

Assessing motorcycle taxi activity in Cameroon using GPS devices

A. F. Kemajou Mbianda; R. Jaligot; M. Bosch Padros; J. Chenal 

Journal of Transport Geography. 2019-07-09. Vol. 79, p. 102472. DOI : 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2019.102472.

Integration of ecosystem services in regional spatial plans in Western Switzerland

R. Jaligot; J. Chenal 

Sustainability. 2019-01-09. Vol. 11, num. 2, p. 313. DOI : 10.3390/su11020313.

Historical dynamics of ecosystem services and land management policies in Switzerland

R. Jaligot; J. Chenal; M. Bosch Padros; S. Hasler 

Ecological Indicators. 2019-01-07. Vol. 101, p. 81-90. DOI : 10.1016/j.ecolind.2019.01.007.

National assessment of cultural ecosystem services: Participatory mapping in Switzerland

R. Jaligot; S. Hasler; J. Chenal 

Ambio. 2019-01-05.  p. 1-15. DOI : 10.1007/s13280-018-1138-4.

Papiers de conférences

Gentrification, Coprésence ou Mixité? Changements et Permanences au Centre de São Paulo

V. Pessoa Colombo; G. P. Torricelli; J. Chenal 

2019-07-03. Colloque International AFEP-IIPPE: Penser l’économie de demain et le futur de l’économie politique, Lille, France, July 3-5, 2019.

La construction des périphéries urbaines en Afrique Subsaharienne

A. F. Kemajou Mbianda; J. Chenal 

2019. Les Ateliers de la Pensée de Dakar, Dakar, Sénégal, January 21-26, 2019.


De Smart à Responsive, les enjeux de la planification urbaine à l’ère du numérique: Les expériences de Genève et Singapour

S. A. Hasler / J. Chenal; M. Soutter (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. 

Actes de congrès

Mapeamento Participativo: Tecnologia e Cidadania. Livro de resumos do encontro internacional Técnicas de Mapeamento e Cidadania (São Paulo, 2018) / Participatory Mapping: Technology and Citizenship. Conference proceedings of the international meeting Mapping Techniques and Citizenship (São Paulo, 2018)

V. Pessoa Colombo; J. Bassani; G. P. Torricelli; S. Alves de Araújo 



On the use of historical patterns of ecosystem services in Switzerland to inform spatial planning

R. Jaligot; J. Chenal; M. Bosch Padros 

ESP World 2019, Hanovre, Allemage, 20-25 Oct 2019.

Mapping informal settlements: an experience in São Paulo (Brazil)

V. Pessoa Colombo 

Cartografia, cittadinanza e partecipazione – Giornata internazionale di studi, Mendrisio, Switzerland, October 11, 2019.

Explosion des villes, croissance démographique : frein ou tremplin au développement

J. Chenal 

Bruxelles, 21, march 2019.

Les mototaxis et la fabrique de la ville. Cas des périphéries urbaines à Yaoundé, Cameroun

A. F. Kemajou Mbianda; J. Chenal 

Colloque international sur les transports en Afrique subsaharienne, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 15, 16, 17-01-2019.

Projets d'étudiants

L’héritage industriel de Cologne.Revitalisation et conversion d’une friche industrielle en zone de logement mixte (D)

S. Gebhart 


Africanités II: Modernité & Liké ouflê / Modernité (Côte d’Ivoire)

K. Gleglaud 


Projet COOP.Coopérative agricole dans le “township” de Walmer à Port Elizabeth (Afrique du Sud)

M. Lacroix 


De l’arbre à la ville. Dakar, Sénégal

T. Laurans; L. Wenger 




Citizen Mapping: Using Common Geospatial Technologies to Map Informal Settlements in São Paulo, Brazil

V. Pessoa Colombo 

International Tech4Dev Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland, June 27-29, 2018.