The SuMo Rhine program presented at the T2M / THNS Joint Virtual Conference 2020

The IMM Chair (Innovative Metropolitan Mobility Chair) research group of the Strasbourg National School of Architecture (ENSAS – Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Strasbourg) took part in the 18th T2M/THNS conference on Friday, the 23rd of October 2020. Andreea Grigorovschi, Ass. Prof. ENSAS and head of the IMM Chair; Jeremy Hawkins, lecturer and researcher at ENSAS; and Marie Fruiquière, PhD student at the AMUP research unit (ENSAS/INSA), presented in a panel series on cross-border mobility their research developed in the framework of the INTERREG SuMo Rhine – Fostering Sustainable Mobility in the Upper Rhine region program. 

After a brief overview of the research consortium and the transversal objectives of the INTERREG SuMo Rhine program, the ENSAS-IMM team detailed its contribution to the project by presenting:

  • the research approach, based on the design tools of the architectural, urban and landscape project, which aims to characterize the new mobility policies in terms of urban and territorial development
  • the development of prospective mobility scenarios in the cross-border Upper Rhine region and how they engender possible applications of the SuMo indicator system
  • cartographic representation tools (2D and 3D) for the visualization of the results from the SuMo indicator system following the evaluation of the Upper Rhine territories

In the discussions following the presentation, participants highlighted, among other things, the interest of the research due to its original response to the difficulty of linking qualitative and quantitative approaches, across complex intercultural geographies, and in connection with an indicator system such as the one developed in the SuMo Rhine program. The questions opened new avenues of reflection for further research. 

The conference was organized by the International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility (T²M) on 22 and 23 October 2020 on the theme Belts and Roads: Governmental Visions for Transport and Mobility – Strategic Transport Infrastructures and the State. This event brought together academic researchers and professionals working on the history, sociology, policy and planning of transport, traffic and mobility across multiple scales.

This year’s T2M conference was held in conjunction with the Transport à Haut Niveau de Service (THNS2020) Forum, held on October 29-30, 2020. Initially scheduled to take place at Tongji University in Shanghai, the conference was broadcast live and free of charge online due to the COVID19 pandemic. 

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