that is preparing the transition to more desirable and sustainable lifestyles.
It oversees research, publishes works,
and organizes events for the arts and sciences.
Mototaxis in Lima: an example of a successful coexistence between paratransit and official transportation
Lima, the capital of Peru, ranks among the 35 biggest urban areas in the world and is the fifth largest in Latin America. But this growth quickly put a stress on Lima’s urban systems, creating problems with transportation. While it will [...]
Since 1992, the motorcycle taxi phenomenon has reached an unprecedented scale in Togolese capital, a city stricken by poverty and important mobility issues. This so-called "informal" mode of urban transportation is a response to the lack of [...]
In order to understand contemporary mobilities, we must acknowledge the overwhelmingly widespread use of motorbikes in Southern countries, a surprisingly overlooked subject in the mobilities turn. Arve Hansen's thesis takes us to [...]
The car is one of the preferred modes of transport for those who reside in the Paris region. What are the alternatives strategies to reduce the use of cars in Greater Paris? Jean-Pierre Orfeuil, a specialist in urban mobility, examines the q [...]
Since the 2000s, after decades of steady growth, there has been a shift in behavior relative to car ownership and use. This has resulted in a cap on car traffic at the national level (France) in a larger context of decline in car travel in [...]
Three times per week, traffic on the old railway bridge across the Riachuelco in Buenos Aires is dominated by a constant stream of long distance buses. The passengers have traveled hundreds of miles from every corner of Argentina, and from [...]
Is access to employment, services and leisure merely a matter of mobility for the most disadvantaged? What are the obstacles and alternatives? These are some of the questions Leslie Belton Chevallier and Giuilio Mattioli attempt to answer.
Ten years after its launch, Vélib, the public bicycle sharing service in the Paris region, arrived at a major turning point. In January 2018, the operator JC Decaux was replaced by Smoove, a Montpellier start-up. The Mobile Lives Forum set [...]
By the end of the 21st century, cars as we know them will be gawped at as dinosaurs in museums. The post-car society will have a flexible, smart-assisted mobility in which private ownership of vehicles is likely to be a thing of the past, [...]
Why and how has the car become an indispensable mode of transportation in most countries of the world? The book’s goal is summed up by the key words in its title: it is to conceptualize the notion of automobile dependence, to characterize [...]
Data sharing is a key to consolidating scientific methods and knowledge, and notably feeds discussion across opposing viewpoints. However, it is a nascent practice in qualitative research. A team from the Centre for Cities, Territories, [...]
Transports : comment désencombrer ?
Nous sortons du monde de la quantité pour entrer dans celui du débordement. D’un côté, la raréfaction inexorable des lieux du « trop peu » – ces sanctuaires naturels comme l’Antarctique où l’eau, le sol, les êtres vivants sont en situation d’équilibre. De l’autre, la prolifération des espaces du « trop-plein » : concentration des sites de production et de consommation dans les nébuleuses métropolitaines, congestion des couloirs de transport maritime et terrestre.
Pourquoi les gilets jaunes sont précieux pour le climat
Le recours aux analyses de Sartre peut nous aider à comprendre la période. Trois concepts sont plus particulièrement utiles : la série, le groupe et la quasi-souveraineté. Les enjeux et leur urgence laissent penser qu’une fusion importante doit encore intervenir.