Sophie L. Van Neste

Areas of expertise

Collective action , Environment, climate and political action , Environmental policies , Governance , Inequality , Political commitment , Political participation , Post-carbon transition , Relationships with places and territories

  • INRS Professor
  • Chairholder of Canada Research Chair in Urban Climate Action

514 499-4042


Urbanisation Culture Société Research Centre

385 rue Sherbrooke Est
Montréal, Québec H2X 1E3

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My research is on the following topics :

  • the role of cities in energy and climate transitions
  • critical urban studies and the intersection of social and ecological struggles
  • collective and contentious action against or in transition away from automobility
  • affective & territorial dimensions of the opposition to pipelines
  • place making / place-framing – trajectories of political engagement