Media coverage of the World Cup in Brazil has raised the issue of player mobility and transfers between different clubs around the globe. But do players' extremely mobile lives also involve extreme constraints?
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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Classic hitchhiking, an informal mode of transportation, has been supplanted by widespread car ownership and the development of carpooling. “Local” hitchhiking, which has been developing since the mid-2000s, is a safe variation of classic hitchhiking for short daily trips.
A University lecturer and an urban planner discuss professional mobilities and their role within community life. How do public authorities and, more broadly, society and its various components deal with mobility management?
German sociologist Professor Sven Kesselring discussed the notion of mobility pioneers - people who set the trends that others will follow in the future. Virtual mobility and sustainability will both have significant roles to play.