Insights2021-02-24T09:49:34+00:00

Insights on Mobility Cultures & Policies

Relevant humanists and social scientists are nowadays reflecting on how emerging technologies are changing mobility cultures and social values, and how values affect mobility practices and policies. The Coronavirus pandemic makes the world a living lab to further develop these reflections. Policies restraining or prohibiting individual freedom to move and surveying people’s daily lives are applied to protect social health (a prevailing citizen’s right). These policies cause huge economic costs on many sectors and companies (e.g. tourism) but also benefits to few others (e.g. telecommunications, e-commerce). Policies restraining physical mobility create social distress and psychological suffering to many; however it is imperative to apply these policies to save millions of lives worldwide. Furthermore, new and more disruptive technologies will create ethical dilemmas in the near future, for example to what extent we humans can rely on intelligent machines to make better decisions for ourselves and others. The language and everyday categories we presently use (e.g. public interest/common good, individual/social, private/public, utility/meaning, behaviour/value, science/art, data/knowledge, cost/benefit, consumer/producer, local/global…), need to be redefined if we want to be able to imagine new and better futures for all. Many people, from artists to scientists and politicians, have already provided inspiring thoughts on these issues.

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Conversation with
Tim Cresswell

Tim Cresswell is professor in University of Edinburgh in the School of GeoSciences. His research considers the role of geographical ways of thinking in the constitution of social and cultural life.

Date and Time
02.03.2021 at 16:00h to 17:00h (CET)

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Conversation with
Alain Bonnafous

Alain Bonnafous is Emeritus Professor of the University of Lyon. Expert-consultant of European Conférence of Minister of Transport then International Transport Forum (from 1971), OECD (from 1971), World Bank (from 1986) and European Commission (from 1990).

Date and Time
11.03.2021 at 16:00h to 17:00h (CET)

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Conversation with
Mateu Turró

Mateu Turró is Honorary A. Director of the European Investment Bank (EIB), Doctor Engineer by UPC, Consultant/advisor on transport and urban development, focused on project appraisal, financing and PPPs. Chairman of the Advisory Council of CENIT (Centre for Innovation in Transport).

Date and Time
18.03.2021 at 16:00h to 17:00h (CET)

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Alain Bonnafous

Andreas Knie

Andreu Ulied

Barbara Adam

Cass R. Sunstein

Chris Nash

Christoph Walther

Daniel Sperling

Dominique Méda

Dragos Simandan

Eva Illouz

Ever Meulen

Farideh Ramjerdi

Francis Alÿs

François Schuiten

Gijs Mom

Haixiao Pan

Hartmut Rosa

Jacques Lévy

Judy Wajcman

Luca Bertolini

Mark Coeckelbergh

Massimo Moraglio

Mateu Turró

Maurizio Ferraris

Mimi Sheller

Noel B. Salazar

Oriol Nel·lo

Pekka Himanen

Robert Braun

Robert Cervero

Robert Hassan

Saskia Sassen

Sebastien Bourdin

Tim Cresswell

Vincent Kaufmann

Werner Rothengatter

Yann Diener

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