Back to top
visuel

RESEARCH NOTES

Dialogue on mobility between F. Dureau, P. Lannoy, J.-P. Orfeuil and T. Ramadier. 1 : The origins of a field

Françoise Dureau, Pierre Lannoy, Jean-Pierre Orfeuil, Thierry Ramadier

28/05/2020

As part of the 16th edition of the MSFS symposium “Spatial Mobilities, Methodologies for Data Collection and Analysis,” four experts (Françoise Dureau, Pierre Lannoy, Thierry Ramadier and Jean-Pierre Orfeuil) participated in a round table on the evolution of the field of spatial mobility . Coming from different backgrounds and adopting different theoretical perspectives, these researchers took a retrospective look at how mobility emerged as a research topic in their respective fields. The discussion shed new light on the disciplinary singularities and transdisciplinary developments shaping mobilities research.

Thematics : Theories

see
visuel

SOUTHERN DIARIES

Between neighbourhood life and access to the city: the successful integration of Medellín's favelas

Camille Reiss

30/09/2019

In Medellín, the informal neighbourhoods of the north were recognized in the early 1990s and have since been the subject of regeneration campaigns to integrate them into the city. One of the most emblematic projects is the Metrocable, which allows these old enclave neighborhoods to reach the city center. However, when we look more closely, we see that their inhabitants have strong local ties. The right to the city - or at least to access the city center - enabled by the cable car therefore appears to be only one component of a broader integration policy, aimed at developing local life and economy and reducing the need to move so much. So what if, faced with the injunction to mobility, the…

Thematics : Lifestyles, Policies

see
visuel

NEW VOICES

Labor markets and circulation in India : new ways of life

Sébastien Michiels

21/02/2019

Although often studied as a homogenous phenomenon, migration practices are actually complex and multifaceted. Recognizing that migration takes many different forms was the underlying premise of this thesis. The purpose of this research was therefore to explore how structural changes have reshaped the organization of labor in India and how migratory practices adapt and readjust themselves to these new and evolving structures of the labor markets.

Thematics : Lifestyles, Policies, Theories

see
visuel

NEW VOICES

The Rise of run-commuting

Simon Cook

07/02/2019

This research offered a geographical provocation in studying the use of running as a form of transport. Although rarely thought about in such terms, running is a surprisingly common and important contemporary mode of transport globally !

Thematics : Lifestyles, Theories

see
visuel

SOUTHERN DIARIES

Mototaxis in Lima: an example of a successful coexistence between paratransit and official transportation

Hugo Plas

22/11/2018

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 take decades to develop a public transportation network that spans the entire urban area, the mototaxi could - thanks to its adaptability - accompany this evolution.

Thematics : Lifestyles

see
visuel

NEW VOICES

What Spaces for Highly Mobile People?

Bruna Vendemmia

29/10/2018

In recent years the availability of ICT and the diffusion of fast means of transport have radically changed mobility practices, reducing the impact of spatial distance on mobile people. This research aims to investigate spatial transformations arising from emerging mobility practices, and locates its theoretical background in the field of mobilities studies.

Thematics : Lifestyles, Policies, Theories

see
visuel

NEW VOICES

Hanoi, a metamorphosis : from bicycles to motorbikes

Arve Hansen

17/09/2018

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 Vietnam, to the streets of Hanoi, the city of motorbikes.

Thematics : Lifestyles, Policies

see
visuel

NEW VOICES

Technology and the family car: situating media use in family life

Chandrika Cycil

04/04/2018

Family life has seen a dramatic transformation with the infiltration of new technologies into homes and naturally into cars as families spend an increasing portion of time in their cars. The highly contextual nature of family technology calls for the need to study its use within sites of routine family life, but while attention has been paid to places of family life in the house such as kitchens and living rooms, the car has received far less attention.

Thematics : Lifestyles, Theories

see
visuel

SOUTHERN DIARIES

A tale of two cities? Everyday mobilities and individual opportunities in Bogotá, Colombia

Giovanni Vecchio, Geraldine Rodriguez

21/02/2018

Bogotá is the best place to observe how everyday mobility can support individual opportunities. Or at least this is the dominant narrative in academic research and policy reports. However, the peripheral neighborhoods of Bogotá tell a different story. The voices of their inhabitants express how everyday mobilities can negate access to urban opportunities.

Thematics : Lifestyles, Policies

see
visuel

NEW VOICES

The place to be? Living and moving in intermediate spaces: Young people and mobility in peri-urban spaces

Catherine Didier-Fèvre

22/01/2018

Teens living in suburban areas on the outskirts of Île-de-France often seem to be victims of these areas, structured largely by mobility. It therefore seemed pertinent to ask whether being a teenager in a peri-urban area is harder than being one elsewhere – in other words, when they become independent, acquire the skills that allow them to get around by themselves and explore new places not under parental supervision in the company of their peers.

Thematics : Lifestyles, Policies, Theories

see
visuel

NEW VOICES

The Politics of Conviviality: Mobility and the Right to the City in Bogotá's Bicycle Advocacy

Paola Castañeda

11/12/2017

In Bogota, there exists an ever-growing number of citizen's groups that gather around the bicycle with a multiplicity of aims and approaches, taking it upon themselves to develop initiatives that make visible the varied ways in which this vehicle mobilises both people and ideas. This research examines bicycle activism (“biketivism”) in order to understand how biketivists attempt to take back the city from the motor vehicle, and challenge the dominant order on city streets.

Thematics : Lifestyles, Policies

see
visuel

NEW VOICES

The influence of work-related travel on highly-mobile peoples practices and representations of space

Magali de Raphélis

24/11/2017

In recent decades, globalization and the development of high-speed transport have given rise to a new type of travel: short-term business travel. Goods trade, knowledge and know-how often function at the international scale, and many people are now obliged to make long-distance work-related trips. The reasons for these trips vary, but their duration is usually short, ranging from a day to a week. Some jobs require frequent business travel, from one to several times a month. We call the individuals concerned "highly mobile" or "hypermobile.”

Thematics : Lifestyles

see