Rencontres scientifiques


Institut de géographie, Université de Neuchâtel

Rencontres scientifiques: lieu: B.1.42, horaire: 12:15-14:00

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Programme des rencontres scientifiques du semestres de printemps 2023: 


Cities, nature and mental health
A biosocial approach to the positive
effects of green spaces on mental health

Aurora Ruggeri
Assistante doctorante

Institut de géographie, unine
There are growing evidences of the benefits of
nature on human health, especially in cities. By
decreasing levels of stress, favouring physical
activity and social interactions, green spaces
are particularly important for the health of
urban dwellers. However, the mechanisms of
such positive effects have mainly been
studied so far in disciplines of the life sciences.
Through a biosocial approach and based on
the geography of health, I discuss the role of
green spaces in the process of recovery for
people with a diagnosis of psychosis and how
these positive effects could be maximized
within an urban environment.

Evolving regimes of (im)mobility
in times of crisis

Simon Noori
Maître-assistant, Institut de géographie
et nccr - on the move, unine

Critical studies on migration, borders, and
mobility have increasingly resorted to regime
approaches, which conceptualize crossborder
movements and their regulation as
contested politics. Drawing on my ongoing
research in the nccr - on the move, I introduce
several regime approaches, discuss their
ontological and epistemological differences,
and show how they might be further refined
to capture how regimes of (im)mobility
evolve in times of crisis.

Migration as an adaptation strategy to
climate and environmental stress factors
A case study of three coastal zones inhabitants'
practices in the province of Havana,

Chiara Bernasconi
Assistante doctorante, IGG, unine

In the last decades the discourse on “climate
refugees” shifted. From a victimizing rhetoric
the debate evolved towards a more neoliberal.
Climate and environmental-change
related migration is now increasingly seen as
a possible strategy to cope with and adapt to
changing livelihood situations. Using a threelevel
conceptual framework that links
migration to adaptation processes, I discuss
theoretical and empirical knowledge on the
topic in the light of qualitative empirical data
gathered in Havana Province in January 2023.