Michel Savy

New Spaces, New Movements Future Mobility Publication date : November 12, 2015

Pr. Michel Savy is a professor emeritus at Paris-Est University (Ecole d’Urbanisme de Paris et Ecoles des Ponts-Paris Tech), a member of the regulatory authority for railway transport (ARAF) and director of the Observatory of European Transport Policies and Strategies (OPSTE).
Contributors: François Bertière, CEO of Bouygues Immobilier; Eric Ballot, professor at the Ecole des Mines; Christian Grellier, director of innovation and sustainable development at Bouygues Immobilier; Christian Dubois, managing director of Cushman & Wakefield France; Laetitia Dablanc, Director of Research at the French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks; Nacima Baron, professor at Paris-Est University; Antoine Picon, professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design; Francis-Luc Perret, honorary professor at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédéral of Lausanne.

Although suffering from unemployment and mistrusting the future, society has been undergoing constant, intense evolution. Instead of ossifying our society, the current crisis has accelerated change, both of a positive and a painful nature. Under various influences — technical innovation, social change, political objectives of sustainable development — the territory is permanently undergoing reconfiguration. This has resulted in vast and unprecedented movements of people, but also of goods and information.
This book examines mobility by combining two different approaches: first, by studying emblematic places (home, office, neighbourhood, warehouse, factory, shopping mall) and the centres that organise space and its networks; secondly, by examining the exchanges that link such places and the flows that supply them and connect them (tourism, freight transport, public transport).
With its wide-ranging contributions from experts in various fields, this book offers an overall view of society and allows us to anticipate future trends, at a time when prospective studies have become increasingly important.