that is preparing the transition to more desirable and sustainable lifestyles.
It oversees research, publishes works,
and organizes events for the arts and sciences.
Within two centuries, the growing speed of travel and the ubiquity enabled by telecommunications have changed everything: lifestyles, spatial planning, migration, pollution, global warming… Mobility is therefore at the heart of the major [...]
The "Macron buses," a low-cost mode of transportation put to the test of sustainability and desirability
Allowing everyone to travel easily while simultaneously limiting CO² emissions: that was the goal of Macron’s 2015 law liberalizing the market of intercity buses. But what has actually come of it? This research will focus on understanding [...]
In 2015, a vast project to pedestrianize Brussels’ main central avenues was launched, transforming the face of a city-center designed for cars in the decades following the war. The study aims to make an in-depth assessment of how this [...]
The “leaving and returning” project, combining the two themes of mobility and "dwelling", focuses on the temporary physical absence of people from their homes. What links do they maintain with their homes when they are on the move? What [...]
Aviation now accounts for nearly 3% of global CO2 emissions, roughly the same amount as produced by the UK. This trend, driven mainly by frequent, wealthy flyers, is set to continue, and will only lead to an environmental dead-end. What [...]
Through my doctoral research, I examined the links between climate change impacts and everyday mobilities, highlighting ecological considerations within the sphere of mobilities research. The anchoring idea for my project is that transport [...]
What place would young people want to give to travel and to their virtual mobility in the territorial organization of their activities, in a future where resources will be restricted, in particular energy? To answer this question, a [...]
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.