Eco-mobility : Urban intergration of soft modes of mobility

Eco-mobility : Urban intergration of soft modes of mobility

The first reflex when trying to reduce congestion seems to be to develop heavy transportation infrastructures such as roads, trains, metros, monorails. This costly solution often only exacerbates the problem.

Alfred Peter has taken this as his starting point for developing a “festive ecology laboratory”, a systemic approach to displacement, assuming that walking is “the stem cell of mobility”. This reasoned approach not only leads to a rebalancing of modes of travel, but also creates modern, compact urban forms that we can call “the city of short distances”. This approach has led, for example, to the return of tram lines in France. This mode of surface transport has led in its wake to the reuse of other soft modes in urban spaces. Strasbourg, a pioneer city in this field, was Alfred Peter’s main laboratory. Twenty-five years of work in this field have changed this city enormously. This conference will focus on transformations, consequences, and lessons learned in other contexts. In Shanghai, a seminar on “Strasbourg-Shanghai Mirrored” organised by the École nationale supérieure d'architecture de Strasbourg, Tongji University and the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, will present exploratory scenarios for soft mobility and the sustainable city on the theme of urban sustainability.

Alfred Peter is deeply involved in the emergence of sustainable cities, developing his projects based on the experience of his partners in climatology, geography, mobility, hydrology, biodiversity, agriculture or energy, in order to revisit them and give a creative and innovative breath to his work in urban areas. He has carried out numerous projects in France, including Strasbourg, Nantes, Lille and Marseille, as well elsewhere in the world (Brussels, Manhattan, Haiti, Libreville, etc.).

ENSAS, CAUP-Tongji and SYSTRA, international leader in public transport systems, set up the Sino-French Chair for Innovative Metropolitan Mobility dedicated to researching innovative mobilities, intelligent stations and cities.


25.09.2017 19:00 - 25.09.2017 21:00


Institut français of Beijing

Guangcai International Mansion, 18 Gongti Xilu

Chaoyang district, Beijing, Beijing


Phone : 010-6553 2627


26.09.2017 14:00 - 26.09.2017 16:00


Beijing Municipal Institute of city Planning & Design

60 Nanlishi Lu

Xicheng district, Beijing, Beijing


Phone : 010-88073114


30.09.2017 15:00 - 30.09.2017 17:30
Free entrance



Party Pier Zone A, Yuejiang Xi Lu

Haizhu district, Guangzhou, Guangdong


Phone : 13826481867


28.09.2017 20:00 - 28.09.2017 22:00
Free entrance


Eléphant Centre d’art

1er étage, Tour B, N°18 Jinding Science Parc, Wuhua District, Kunming, Yunnan

Wuhua district, Kunming, Yunnan



16.10.2017 13:30 - 16.10.2017 18:00
Free entrance


Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences

622/7 Huaihai Zhong lu, conference room 101

Huangpu district, Shanghai, Shanghai



29.09.2017 15:00 - 29.09.2017 16:30
Free entrance


OCT Wetland

West gate of OCT Wetland (end of the pathway marked with military zone), Hongshu Street

Nanshan district, Shenzhen, Guangdong







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