The research team develops skills at once distinct and complementary in terms of conceptual and methodological approaches as in terms of diversity of territories considered, wether urban, rural or suburban. Thus, as an example, these skills contribute to the analysis of the territorial dynamics in terms of their spatial dimensions, the characterization of social and cultural valuations of inhabited territories and the understanding of actors logics and types of territorial governance. The blending of these fields of expertise contribute to the renewal of landscapes management tools as such answering the needs expressed by key stakeholders in city and regional planning in Quebec. CPEUM’s partnership experience shows that proximity between partners from academia, government, parapublic and local authorities carries fruitful dialogue and mutual enrichment. Knowledge resulting from these multi-stakeholder dialogues are an essential condition to address broader and more complex issues for which the line of inquiries is located at the interface of disciplinary approaches and practices.