Cross-border commuting symbolizes mobility in many ways: from a geographical to a social perspective. The exemple of the Franco-Swiss border.
In the age of virtual mobility, Gwenola Wagon and Stéphane Degoutin revisit Jules Verne’s journey. However, what world are we entering when we navigate amidst all this information and visual representation? Who has created all this and made it available to us?
Bowling Alone documents the decline in the USA of different expressions of ‘social capital’ such as mutual trust and cooperation which are essential for democracy. It is argued that such erosion of social capital is partly related to the expansion of car-dependent urban sprawl.
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Car sharing is the pooling of one or several vehicles, for various trips at different times. Three types of car sharing exist: commercial car sharing, peer-to-peer car sharing and “informal” sharing between individuals.
If they agree on the reality of an acceleration of social processes, the German sociologist Hartmut Rosa and the French Geographer Michel Lussault strongly disagree on the sustained importance of space and its effects – either good or bad – for our societies.
Replacing chaotic private buses with a smooth new Bus Rapid Transit system seemed to be an ideal solution. But it also brought unforeseen problems.