Cedo Maksimovic, professor at Imperial College of London and a world expert in the field of urban hydrology, was awarded today Doctor Honoris Causa of École des Ponts ParisTech. The ceremony was opened by Sophie Mougard, Director of École des Ponts, and chaired by Françoise Preteux, Director of the Research at École des Ponts. A lecture by Prof. Alan Berger (MIT) followed on the topic “Advanced Urbanism and resilient metropoli”, together with a talk by Daniel Schertzer (Director of the Chair Hydrology for Resilient Cities) and a presentation by prof. Maksimovic on water as a heart of cities resilience. At the end of the ceremony, HM&Co offered a blue green flower to prof. Maksimovic as a symbol of one of the results of their pluriannual collaboration: Blue Green Dream, a research and innovation project aimed to develop synergic solutions for water and vegetation management in the city.
Video of the presentations and ceremony