The Joint Research Unit 5185, Planning, Development, Environment, Health Companies (ADES) is under the joint authority of the CNRS, the University Michel de Montaigne Bordeaux 3 and Victor-Segalen Bordeaux 2.

Created in 2003 through the merger of three teams, REGARDS, DYMSET and SSD, the laboratory also hosts researchers from the School of Architecture and Landscape of Bordeaux.

ADES recast scientific dynamics has three Research Centres mingling geographers, planners, architects, sociologists, anthropologists, doctors, economists convergence of the fields of Nature, the City and the Corps.