Why and how live (in a) car-free (housing)?
Dans le cadre du séminaire « Trait d’Urbain »
Monday 27 May 2019 (12h00 - 13h00) - Géopolis - 3799
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.
Institut de géographie et durabilité