Public spaces of mobility in Paris, Tokyo and Buenos Aires

Celine Caliaro's picture
July 5, 2022
Subject Fields: 
Urban Design and Planning, Urban History / Studies, Social Sciences, World History / Studies, Japanese History / Studies

The Fondation France-Japon de l'EHESS and the Michelin Foundation are pleased to invite you to the workshop "Public spaces of mobility in Paris, Tokyo and Buenos Aires" on July 5th (Tuesday), from 10:00 to 16:30 (Paris time).

Public spaces of mobility in Paris, Tokyo and Buenos Aires

Design, management, and governance for a social and post-pandemic transition

Mobility plays an essential part in improving the quality of life and access to the city's opportunities. However, it contributes to and is affected by planetary emergencies, such as environmental and health crises. Despite all measures adopted until now to reduce those risks, it’s now clear that international agreements about climate change will not be met on time.Therefore, cities' spatial organization, technology, and a better understanding of the societal construction and regulation of behaviour must be addressed differently. Three global metropolises, such as Tokyo, Paris, and Buenos Aires, offer contrasting realities. They have specific patterns in space, demographics, cultural attitudes, socioeconomic situations, and institutional organization. But they are also affected by global cycles and health crises, like the last pandemic, from which some common lessons can be learnt. Greener, socially inclusive, and more intelligent urban development,should come faster, undoubtedly creating newconflicts in the short term. But apublic conversation, including a multidisciplinary approach to achieve an effective change in space design and management, behaviours and the adoption of new technologies, could offer an achievable roadmap for a different social organization of urban mobility.

  • 5 July 2022 | 10.00 - 16.30 (Paris time)
  • Online - In English
  • With the participation of Natacha Aveline-Dubach (CNRS, Géographie-cités), Andrés Borthagaray (2022 FFJ/Michelin Foundation fellow), Yo Kaminagai (RATP), Paul Lécroart (Institut Paris Région), Sébastien Lechevalier (FFJ-EHESS)
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