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, [...]
Gilets Jaunes vs Macron : la transition écologique dans l’impasse
L’évolution du mouvement des « gilets jaunes » occulterait presque deux questions fondamentales posées par la décision de faire peser une fiscalité écologique sur le prix du carburant : est-ce juste et est-ce efficace ? À ces deux questions, l’analyse économique répond clairement par la négative.
Bouger pour s’en sortir, petite géographie de la recherche d’emploi
Certains ont beau jeu d’expliquer que la mobilité suffit à trouver un emploi et à sortir du chômage. Encore faut-il que le tissu économique de la France soit à peu près égal sur l’ensemble du territoire et permette de trouver partout la même qualité de service public, et des prix locatifs abordables.
Pourquoi le drame écologique mobilise-t-il si peu ?
Nicolas Hulot a avoué ne pas comprendre l’inaction générale face à la crise écologique. Reporterre a cherché les explications. Et trouvé dans les sciences cognitives, la philosophie et l’écologie des éléments pour expliquer ce phénomène. Ce qui dessine, en creux, les pistes vers la transition.