colloque_anglais_26_05 by liuqingyan


									  The                              International

senses of

Friday June 13     Cerisy
through            international   Cerisy-la-Salle,
Thursday June 19   Conference      Manche,
2003               Centre          France
      François Ascher
      Jacques Lévy
                                    Modernity confronts societies with an ever wider
                                    exposure to movement: social movement, which              Thursday June 12
                                    changes the places and roles of individuals and
                                                                                              from 15:00 Participants arrive
      Sylvain Allemand
      Scientific                    groups, previously fixed by immutable rules;
      committee:                    movement of ideas, which replaces traditions by
      Sylvain Allemand
      François Ascher
      Alain Bourdin
      Jacques Lévy
                                    opinions and choices constructed out of an increasing
                                    diversity of experience; movement of timescales,          21:00 CCIC and Colloquium presentation
      Michel Lussault
      Michel Savy
                                    which places the planning process at the heart both of
      John Urry                     personal and organisational life; movement of
                                    sciences and technology, which makes innovation a
      Institut pour la ville
      en mouvement
      10, rue des Halles
      75001 Paris
                                    key element in the dynamics of exchange; movement
                                    of information and knowledge, which allows near-          Friday June 13
      tél. : +33 (0)1 53 40 95 60
      fax : + 33 (0)1 53 40 95 61   instantaneous connection between every point of the       Plenary sessions, workshops,
                                    planet; movement of goods, which seems almost
      General Representative:       emancipated from geographical distance by advances        free evening
      Mireille Apel-Muller          in transport techniques; movement of capitals, which
                                    “float” electronically from one continent to the next;
                                    movement of families, which are composed and              9:30
                                    recomposed in ever more complex ways; movement
                                    of people, who at any age and almost any time, travel     12:30
                                                                                              Plenary sessions
                                    ever larger distances.
                                    How can individuals who are constantly on the move
                                    form interest groups, establish solidarity, situate       François
                                    themselves in relation to others, maintain shared         Ascher
                                    geographical ties?                                        professor at the French
                                                                                              Town Planning Institute/
                                    How do different societies react when confronted          University of Paris-8,
                                    with this multi-mobility modernity? To what extent        “What moves
                                    do they adopt the same solutions or, alternatively,       the city”
                                    different solutions marked by the perpetuation of
                                    different cultural and social traits? Do not different    Marie-Hélène
                                    cultural models conflict in the confrontation of          Massot
                                    mobilities?                                               Inrets, France
                                    It is not the aim of the colloquium to provide simple     “What if urban
                                    answers to such large and complex questions. Rather,      mobilities
                                    the objective is to help construct a framework of         continue to
                                                                                              grow?                       14:30             14:30
                                    thought and action for the City on the Move Institute
                                    and all those:
                                                                                              Prospects for
                                                                                              the next                    18:30
                                                                                                                          WORKSHOP 1
                                                                                                                                            WORKSHOP 2
                                    - who are working to make urban mobility a generic        20 years”
                                    right, since it has come to govern access to work, the                                “Mobilities       “Urban
                                    housing, to the family, to education, and leisure;        Pierre Veltz                for the twenty-   mobilities and
                                                                                              economist, National Civil   first Century:    spatialities”
                                    - who are seeking to make transport a thing of quality,   Engineering School,         Beyond
                                                                                              Marne-la-Vallée, France
                                    in its resources, its places and its times.                                           Societies…”
                                                                                              “The multi-
                                                                                                                          [Workshop contents
two                                                                                                                       on page four]                      three
       WORKSHOP 1: “Mobilities for the twenty-first Century: Beyond Societies…”                                                                                               Saturday June 14
       Coordinator:                 With:                         Christian                  Nigel                      Tim                         Sharon Zukin
                                                                                                                                                    sociologist, City
       John Urry
       sociologist, University of
                                                                  historian, sociologist,
                                                                                             geographer, University
                                                                                                                        geographer, Hampshire, UK
                                                                                                                                                    University of New York,
                                                                                                                                                    Brooklyn, USA
                                                                                                                                                                              plenary sessions,
       Lancaster, UK
       “Small Worlds”
                                                                  France Télécom, France
                                                                                             of Bristol, UK
                                                                                                                        “Towards an                                           lecture evening
                                                                                                                        ethics and
                                                                  mobilities in              mobility”                  politics of
                                                                  the age of the                                        mobilities”
                                                                  mobile phone”
                                                                                                                                                                              9:30                         9:30
                                                                  This workshop will look at the repercussions
                                                                  of the new mobilities in contemporary
                                                                  societies. It will consider how the different
                                                                                                                        How does the networking of the different
                                                                                                                        components of day-to-day life take place ?
                                                                                                                        Can we say that societies as such still exist ?
                                                                                                                                                                              WORKSHOP 1         [CONT.]
                                                                                                                                                                                                           WORKSHOP 2        [CONT.]
                                                                  forms of mobility (mobilities of goods and            These are some of the questions that will be          “Mobilities                  “Urban
                                                                  people, information, etc.) alter social life          considered during this workshop.                      for the twenty-              mobilities and
                                                                  by extending remote relations.                                                                              first Century:               spatialities”
                                                                  Do these changes threaten societies in their                                                                Beyond
                                                                  capacity as “communities of destiny”?                                                                       Societies…”
                                                                  Are there new forms of life based specifically
                                                                  on movement? Do the changes associated
                                                                  with the expansion of telecommunications
                                                                  and transport networks confirm the
                                                                  emergence of what the sociologist Manuel
                                                                  Castells calls “the network society” ?                                                                      14:30
       WORKSHOP 2: “Urban mobilities and spatialities”                                                                                                                        Catherine
       Coordinator:                 Marcel Smets                  Vincent                    Francis                    Bernardo                    Edward Soja
                                                                                                                                                    geographer, University
                                                                                                                                                                              de Wenden
       Jacques Lévy                 town planner and architect,   Kaufmann                   Jauréguiberry              Secchi                      of California, USA        political scientist,
       geographer, IEP de Paris,
                                    University of Leuven,
                                                                  sociologist, Polytechnic   Societies and              town planner
                                                                                                                                                    “Postmetro-               Centre for International     Gourevitch
       France                                                     of Lausanne, Switzerland   Development Research       and architect, Italy                                  Relations Studies, Paris,    political scientist,
       With:                                                      “The question              Institute, Paris, France   “Figures                    politan Nodalities:       France                       Graduate School
                                                                                                                                                                                                           of International Relations
                                                                  of modal                   “The telephonic            and forms                   Reshaping                 “Citizenship                 and Pacific Studies,
                                                                  choices and                cocooning                  of movement”                the Geography             and the new                  University of California,
                                                                  the political              of the hyper-                                          of Movement in            forms of                     San Diego, USA
                                                                                             mobile”                                                Contemporary              international                “Institutions
                                                                  and technical                                                                                                                            in the globalised
                                                                  influences which                                                                  Urban Societies”          migration”
                                                                  can affect these
       The purpose of this workshop is to relate                  supporting an underlying activity of urban life       of which the intensity of mobility is
       mobility to other spatialities, notably that of            or a lifestyle choice. In fact, the options           undoubtedly one – but not the only – facet.
       the city in general. It will look at the links             between methods of transport – notably                One possible hypothesis, therefore, is that           Bernard
       between the practices and contexts of intra                between the car and public transport – relate         mobilities are – no pun intended – a good             Tschumi
       and inter-urban mobility, on the one hand, and             to the private or public character of the space       vehicle for approaching the great debates that        architect,
       the desired models for organising urban space,             and practices of the city, to density, to urban       are on the political agenda of urban societies.       Switzerland-USA
       on the other. For it appears that mobility                 mix, to environmental issues, in short to a                                                                 “Architecture
       systems, approached from the perspective of                head-to-head between the “compact city” and                                                                 of place,
       transport networks and methods of travel, are              the “diffuse city”. In other words, we need to                                                              architecture
four   not just a neutral technical mechanism                     consider a complex range of strategic choices,                                                              of flow”                                                  five
      Sunday                                              WORKSHOP 3: “Mobilities and cultures: anthropology-based comparative approaches”
      Workshops, screening                                Coordinator:
                                                                                      John Eade
                                                                                      sociologist, University of
                                                                                                                   Jean-Samuel                  Alain Tarrius                  Achille                   Rogério
      and debates                                                                     Surrey, Roehampton, UK       Bordreuil                    sociologist, anthropologist,
                                                                                                                                                University of Toulouse         Mbembe                    Haesbaert
                                                          Lussault                    “Visitors, Locals            sociologist, Mediterranean
                                                                                                                   Centre for the Human
                                                                                                                                                Le Mirail, France              University of
                                                                                                                                                                               Witwatersrand,            da Costa
                                                          geographer, University of
                                                          Tours, France               and Cultural                 and Social Sciences,         “Globalisation                 South Africa              geographer, Federal
                                                                                                                                                                                                         University Fluminense de
                                                                                      Meeting Grounds:             Aix/Marseille, France        from below”                    “The mobility             Rio, Brazil
                                                                                                                   “Culture and
      9:30                     9:30                       With:                       Explorer Tourism,
                                                                                      Pilgrimage                   orchestrations
                                                                                                                   of mobilities”
                                                                                                                                                                               of the new
                                                                                                                                                                               South African
                                                                                                                                                                                                         “The myth
                                                                                                                                                                                                         of deterito-
      WORKSHOP 3
                               WORKSHOP 4
                                                                                      and Labour
                                                                                                                                                                               business class”           rialisation”

      “Mobilities and           “Individuals
      cultures:                 and the
      anthropology-             generalisation            Contemporary mobility is usually studied as if           The workshop will thus focus on mobilities as               which denote a rejection of, or at least a non-
      based                     of mobility?”             it were an universal fact, applicable to every           culturally situate – i.e. arising within specific           adherence to, the dominant values of the
      comparative                                         circumstance, and varying only in intensity.             cultural spaces – but also on the analysis of               globalised societies that assign an essential
      approaches”                                         What this postulates is the existence of a               situations where different cultures are                     place to the fact and velocity of movement.
                                                          continuum of mobilities that differentiates              confronted in and through the practices of                  By combining all these approaches, and
                                                          societies and spaces according to levels of              mobility. Tourism, for example, or certain                  considering the varieties of conceptions and

      14:30                     14:30                     mobility (a differentiation that includes more
                                                          or less explicit value judgments on
                                                                                                                   activities relating to the operation of more or
                                                                                                                   less informal networks of the economy or/and
                                                                                                                                                                               practices, it is hoped to obtain a better
                                                                                                                                                                               understanding of the cultural dimension of

      WORKSHOP 3     [CONT.]
                                WORKSHOP 4      [CONT.]
                                                          inequalities of development).
                                                          In fact, cultures (in the anthropological sense)
                                                          are essential to be taken into account in
                                                                                                                   migration, constitute particularly significant
                                                                                                                   problems-situations of this kind. In addition,
                                                                                                                   the workshop will consider the interest in
                                                                                                                                                                               mobility and, at the same time and
                                                                                                                                                                               symmetrically, of the specific way in which
                                                                                                                                                                               mobility contributes to the creation of cultures
                                                          differentiating and specifying mobilities both           slowness and immobility, breaks, rest, which                shared by social groups, i.e. of societies.
                                                          within a single society and between societies.           characterise certain cultural situations and

      Screening-                                          WORKSHOP 4: “Individuals and the generalisation of mobility?”
      discussion                                                                      Danilo
      “A taxi in                                          Coordinator:                                             Patrick Baert                Mathis Stock
      Beijing”,                                           Alain                       Martuccelli                  sociologist, Faculty of
                                                                                                                   Social and Political
                                                                                                                                                geographer, Germany
                                                                                      sociologist, CNRS-
      a film of Ning          Beijing and its urban       Bourdin                     Clersé/Lille Centre for
                                                                                                                   Sciences, University of
                                                                                                                   Cambridge, UK                with mobile                    consumption, leisure), facilitates a more
                              changes seen from the       French Institute for Town   Sociological and                                                                         precise approach to the figure of modern man.
      Ying (China),           taxi of Feng De, a young
                                                          Planning,                   Economic Study and           “Contemporary                individuals:                   It also makes it possible to take a different
                                                          University of Paris-8,
      attended                man in the throes of a      France
                                                                                      Research, France             society and                  towards a                      approach to questions of town planning and
      by the director         divorce, who carries in
                                                                                      “Metamorphoses               cultural shifts”             new way of                     town management, for example urban sprawl,
                              himself different social    With:                       of the real”                                              inhabiting?                    but even more important, the role of mobility-
      categories of modern China: a librarian, a                                                                                                The example                    related services in the quality of urban life.
      waitress, migrants newly arrived from the                                                                                                 of tourism                     The purpose of the workshop is to articulate
      countryside, gangsters,… Produced in 2001,                                                                                                practices”                     global analyses of contemporary
      A Taxi in Beijing is the second film by Ning                                                                                                                             individualism, studies of behaviour typical of
      Ying, a Chinese director noted for her              The way individuals or families manage                   systems of equivalence and decision-making                  generalised mobility, in particular as regards
      documentary on day-to-day life in a Beijing         movement is one of the places where the                  develop and how the act of movement                         movement, and outline the repercussions this
      police station. Her films meet an urgent need:      characteristics of generalised mobility can be           contributes to the construction of a lifestyle.             may have for the management and production
      to show the changes in modern Chinese               observed. In particular, it shows what is                This subtle analysis, especially if compared                of the city.
      society, before it is too late …                    meant by perception of the world as a space of           with other areas of day-to-day life where the
      Length: 80 mn. The screening will be                mobility, how systems of preference in                   processors of generalised mobility are also
six   followed by a discussion with the director.         relation to movement are defined, how                    apparent (family or professional life,                                                                           seven
        Monday June 16                                            WORKSHOP 5: “Relations between urban policies and mobilities”
        Workshops, screenings                                     Coordinator:                 Christine                  Francis                     Robert                      Lu Huapu                      Daniel
        and debates                                               François                     Bauhardt                   Beaucire                    Cervero                     Institute of Transportation
                                                                                                                                                                                  Studies, Beijing, China       Latouche
                                                                                               political scientist,       geographer, University      University of California,                                 National Institute for
                                                                  Ascher                       Technische Universität     of Cergy-Pontoise, France   Berkeley, USA               “Urban planning               Scientific Research,
                                                                  professor at the French
        9:30                    9:30                              Institute of Town Planning
                                                                  University of Paris-8,
                                                                                               Berlin, Germany
                                                                                                                          between town
                                                                                                                                                      urbanism, New
                                                                                                                                                                                  and choice
                                                                                                                                                                                  of transport
                                                                                                                                                                                  methods in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Montreal, Quebec
                                                                                                                                                                                                                and sustainable
        WORKSHOP 5
                                WORKSHOP 6                        With:
                                                                                               policies for the
                                                                                                                          planning and
                                                                                                                          transport policies
                                                                                                                          in Western
                                                                                                                                                      and Mobility
                                                                                                                                                                                  the big Chinese
                                                                                                                                                                                                                in urban
        “Relations              “Development                                                   European city”             Europe”                                                                               societies”
        between urban           models and
        policies and            transportation”
        mobilities”                                               City development requires a global and long-            requires a global architecture simultaneously           continents. This further strengthens local
                                                                  term vision: because infrastructures last a             capable of handling specificities,                      sectoral rationales, in particular in transport,
                                                                  minimum of several decades; because the                 complementarities, substitutions and                    which cease to be a means of development
        14:30                   14:30                             regulation of urban dynamics by public
                                                                  authorities demands the involvement of
                                                                                                                          The issue for town planning today is to renew
                                                                                                                                                                                  and become an end themselves.
                                                                                                                                                                                  The challenge for local authorities is to

        WORKSHOP 5    [CONT.]
                                WORKSHOP 6            [CONT.]
                                                                  citizens and the agents of development;
                                                                  because the interdependence of functions and
                                                                  different networks is contingent on
                                                                                                                          these conceptual instruments, so that it can
                                                                                                                          control and exploit the new potentialities in the
                                                                                                                          transport of people, information and goods.
                                                                                                                                                                                  increase their technical and organisational
                                                                                                                                                                                  competencies in order to control the use of
                                                                                                                                                                                  these new technologies, and even hybridise
                                                                  coordinated investment and sectoral policies.           The development of the different exchanges is           them if necessary (adapt them to their local
                                                                  The decisive factor in the development of               underpinned by increasingly complex and                 context).
                                                                  cities is the maximisation of the potential for         powerful tools of transport and                         The purpose of this workshop is to analyse
        Screenings              Lecture
                                                                  real and virtual exchanges, between
                                                                  individuals and organisations, in the
                                                                                                                          telecommunications. But the growing
                                                                                                                          technicality and cost of these instruments
                                                                                                                                                                                  how cities, faced by the same set of modern
                                                                                                                                                                                  issues, but in very different contexts, succeed
                                                                  economic, cultural, scientific and                      reinforce the credibility and power of the              or fail in finding solutions, compromises, and
        “Sound-system”          Jean-Yves                         technological spheres, and in social and                people who produce and manage                           to what extent they could benefit from a
                                Leloup                            political life. These exchanges require the             them. The result is that, by all sorts of               reciprocal exchange of experience.
        by Jérôme               journalist, co-author             transport of people, information, goods and             networks, systems and methods, transnational
        Duval,                  of “Global Tekno, journey         capital. Since these different mobilities form          and partially “offshore” rationales are
                                of initiation into the heart of
        “Universal              electronic music”, France         a system, the performance of that system                transferred to conurbations on the different
        Techno”                 “Electronic
        by Dominique            mobilities,
        Deluze                  techno                            WORKSHOP 6: “Development models and transportation”
                                                                  Coordinator:                 Alain Rallet               Screening                                               The workshop will look selectively at some of
        Since its emergence in the mid-1980s, the                 Michel Savy                  economist, University
                                                                                               of Paris-11, France                                                                the most recent and problematic aspects of
                                                                  economist, Observatory
        techno music scene seems to have followed                 for Transport Policies       “e-commerce                A film on                                               transport development: long-term orientations
        different movements of concentration and                  and Strategies
                                                                                               and urban                  Yamato, the                                             of a European policy of “sustainable mobility”,
                                                                  in Europe, France                                       Japanese leader
        expansion. Initially, there was a phase of                                             mobility:                                                                          the question of uncoupling, globalisation of
        expansion and interchange (whether electronic             With:                        reduction                  in same-day                                             express messaging networks, information
        or physical), between the big metropolises of                                          or growth?”                messaging.                                              technologies, shopping and distribution
        the western world (New York, Berlin, Paris,               Michael                                                                                                         (e-commerce), urban logistics, reduction in
        Chicago, Detroit, London…), based on new                  Browne                       Gérard Serre               Despite regular references to the                       transport use by major industries, development
        bonds between artists.                                    economist, University        director of Logistics at   “dematerialisation” of the economy, everywhere          of new services, the Japanese “takyubin”.
                                                                  of Westminster, UK           Yoplait, France
        In parallel, the popularisation of this music                                                                     in the world of the transport of people and             These themes belong both in the private sphere
        gave rise to new forms of mobilities which                “Developments                Director                   goods is continues to grow. Penetrating into            of businesses, consumers and communication,
        were reflected by audiences: the conquest of              in urban                     of an SMS company          every sphere of social life, transport is both a        and the public sphere of adaptation to external
        urban wastelands and the growth of a new                  logistics”                                              key component in the organisation and                   effects and regulation. In addition, the
        type of nomadism across the whole European                                                                        operation of land, apparent on every scale, and         examination will include the viewpoints of
eight   continent.                                                                                                        a revealer of its changes and challenges.               professionals and researchers.                         nine
      Tuesday June 17                                                                                           Wednesday June 18
      Plenary session with feedback on workshops                                                                Plenary round-table, workshop, free evening
      and debates, round-table, free afternoon,
      round table evening                                                                                       9:00                                                “The governance              Transport,

                                                                                                                12:45                                               of mobilities”               and especially
                           10:30                       With:                                                    Round-table
                                                                                                                led by
                                                                                                                                                                    choices, are the focus of many social issues
                                                                                                                                                                    and of a multitude of debates, not to say

      on workshops         12:30
                                                       Alain Lipietz
                                                       economist, The Greens,
                                                                                                                Jean Lebrun
                                                                                                                France Culture, France
                                                                                                                                                                    conflicts. The different questions that arise
                                                                                                                                                                    from this will be the theme of this round-
                                                                                                                                                                    table: what are the new emerging economic
      and discussion                                   France
                                                                                                                                                                    and social needs for today’s urban transport?
                           led by                      Christian                                                                                                    How can we reconcile the economic and
                           Michel Savy                 Dellacherie                                                                                                  social necessity to facilitate travel in cities
                           economist, Observatory
                           of transport policies       trade unionist, CGT, France                              Summing up                                          (which now increasingly function at a quasi-
                           and strategies in Europe,                         One percentage of                                                                      regional scale), with the environmental
                           France                      Hervé                 additional growth
                                                                                                                by                                                  constraints of sustainable development?
                           “Is movement                Mariton               generates new mobility             Jacques Lévy                                        How can we reconcile the interests of
                                                                                                                geographer, Paris Institute
                           sustainable?”               MP for the Drôme,     flows and therefore                of Political Studies,                               metropolitan entities (notably their
                                                       UMP, France                                              France
                                                                             further congestion and                                                                 infrastructural needs) with the interests of
                                                                             pollution. Hence the                                                                   “locals” and smaller social and institutional
                                                       need to find alternatives that break this                                                                    entities (villagers, districts)?
                                                       automatic link. This is the principle of                                                                     How can we reconcile participative
                                                       decoupling that transport specialists have                                                                   democracy with representative democracy in
                                                       recently begun to promote in the context of              “Companies:                                         relation to transport?
                                                       sustainable development, and which will be               the agents                 What are the
                                                       the subject of debate at this round table.               of movement”               potential and            With:                       Wolfgang
                                                                                                                                           limitations of current
                                                                                                                transport systems? Do the globalisation and         Jean-Marie                  Schuster
                                                                                                                                                                                                mayor of Stuttgart,
                                                                                                                the change of scale that they imply mean that       Bockel                      Germany
                                                                                                                local and regional territories are destined to      mayor of Mulhouse, France
                                                                                                                dissolve into continental-scale systems of                                      René Zingraff
                                                                                                                production? What solutions exist for                Jean-Martin                 joint-Manager of

                                                       Le Breton
                                                       Lecturer at the University This round-table will
                                                                                                                sustainable growth? Can economic dynamics
                                                                                                                be “uncoupled” from those of the mobilities
                                                                                                                                                                    president of PSA Peugeot
                                                                                                                                                                    Citroën, France
                                                                                                                                                                                                the Michelin companies,

                                                                                                                of persons and goods? Will new technologies
      led by               Diminescu                   of Rennes-2, Laboratory
                                                       for Human and Social       look at mobilities in         significantly alter the development of              Anne-Marie
                           sociologist, Institute of
      Sylvain                                          Science Research/LARES, populations living on      the   transport in the medium and long term? Will
      journalist, France
                           Human Sciences, France

                                                       France                     margins of society.
                                                       Either because they are excluded due to
                                                                                                                the developing countries experience transport
                                                                                                                growth as rapid and in the same form as has
                                                                                                                                                                    chairman of the RATP        15:00
      “On the margins      Emmanuelli                  precarious living conditions and/or problems             occurred in the developed countries?Will the
                                                                                                                                                                    Georges                     to formulate
      of modernity:        former Minister, founder    of access to areas of employment and of                  imperatives of sustainable development affect
      immobile and
                           of the Samu Social,
                                                       leisure. Or out of choice. While the first group         transport development, especially in cities?        Mercadal                    a charter
      hypermobile                                      raises the question of the right to mobility and         These are some of the questions that will be        vice-President of the
                                                                                                                                                                    National Commission for     for the city
                                                       invites innovative solutions regarding                   examined in this round-table.                       Public Debate/CNDP,         on the move
      populations”                                     accessibility, transport costs and mobility aid                                                              France
                                                       services, the second group (street-people or
                                                       cross-frontier migrants) adopts methods and
                                                       practices of mobility that society sometimes
                                                       has difficulty in understanding and accepting.                                                               Thursday June 19
ten                                                                                                                                                                 Participants departure                                eleven
         PRACTICAL INFORMATION                                new solutions will need to be invented.
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         created in 2001 on the initiative of the PSA         exchange between artists, intellectuals and
         Peugeot Citroën Group, for the purpose of            scholars from all around the world.
         contributing to reflection, action and               Under its current directors Edith Heurgon and
         innovation with the potential to enhance urban       Catherine Peyrou, at the historic Château of
         mobility.                                            Cerisy-la-Salle in the Manche, every year the
         The capacity for people, goods or information        Centre organises a dozen or so colloquia,
         to move around, and the accessibility of every       seminars and workshops. From 1952 to today,
         part of the city, are basic social imperatives,      almost two hundred such events have taken
         since they increasingly govern access to             place, marked by numerous publications.
         habitat, to jobs, to culture, to health, to family   The Cerisy colloquia consider a diverse range
         relations and to leisure.                            of subjects and points of view. They may
         IVM has, in collaboration with different             focus on the culture of the past (e.g. The
         partners, already undertaken a series of             Renaissance in the 12th century and The Great
         actions or initiated projects designed in            Century of Russia) or equally on
         particular to:                                       philosophical and artistic movements of the
         – enhance the mobility of categories of              present-day (e.g. Current directions in
         populations who have difficulty in moving            criticism and The New Novel). In addition,
         around (the blind, children, jobseekers);            they have introduced a new structure of
         – study innovative urban transport solutions         events, organised around and attended by
         (in particular the development of                    eminent figures who have included
         intermodality and multimodality and                  Henri Atlan, Roland Barthes, Yves Bonnefoy,
         improvement of the urban and architectural           Pierre Bourdieu, Michel Butor, Jacques
         quality of the loci of mobility);                    Derrida, René Girard, Eugène Ionesco,
         – to enhance knowledge in this field (notably        Edmond Jabès, Emmanuel Lévinas,
         by means of the Chair created in 2001 in             Jean-François Lyotard, Gabriel Marcel,
         partnership with the “City and Environment”          7Edgar Morin, Francis Ponge, Ilya Prigogine,
         doctoral college (National Civil Engineering         Alain Robbe-Grillet, Léopold Senghor,
         College, University of Marne-la-Vallée,              Claude Simon, Jean Tardieu, René Thom,
         French Town Planning Institute, University           Arnold Toynbee.
         Paris-12, Higher National School of                  The Cerisy audience largely consists of artists,
         Geography, School of Architecture).                  researchers, teachers and students, but equally
         IVM also operates abroad, particularly in            anyone who wants to participate or simply
         China where problems of urban transport are          look on, as more than one aspect of modern
twelve   set to become particularly acute and where           thought is freely debated and constructed.

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