Dans le cadre du séminaire « Trait d’Urbain »
Car-free housing developments represent laboratories how to achieve a mobility transition and overcome the car-centred society. In these housing developments residents commit to living without a private car in the long term. The presentation addresses the main results of my PhD thesis. It is based on a mixed methods approach, combining a questionnaire survey (n=500) and interviews (n=50) carried out in nine car-free housing developments in Switzerland and Germany. First, the residents' profiles are presented. Then, the results of the two main research questions address the motivations to live car-free and move to a particular housing development as well as the residents’ mobility practices and their ‘mobility capital’ (accessible transport modes and mobility skills). A typology of lifestyles based on motivations and practices illustrates the different types of residents. Finally, the social and spatial context needed to live without a private car is presented.
Le « Trait d’Urbain » est un séminaire proposé par le groupe de recherche en Études urbaines afin de permettre aux chercheuses et chercheurs de présenter leurs travaux en cours.
L'entrée est libre.