le journal de l'ivm
FEBRUARY 2005 •

Ivm's news
Publication of the book: “The senses of movement”
Sylvain Allemand, François Ascher, Jacques Levy (ed.)
Editions Belin





Soon in all good bookshops




Architecture on the Move! Cities and mobilities?
Three versions of the exhibition, one of them Chinese, are on tour in France, Europe and China.
Exhibition dates and venues.




Why
has PSA Peugeot Citroën decided to involve itself in this issue?

As the world’s sixth largest automobile manufacturer, PSA Peugeot Citroën, while excited by what this means in terms of opportunities, is also aware of the risks linked to the upheavals these represent to urbanised communities, home to 80% of Europeans, and progressively to an equivalent percentage of communities throughout the world.
PSA Peugeot Citroën fully assumes its responsibility as a major player in city life and has taken the initiative of setting up a non-profit making organisation devoted to the betterment of the “City on the Move”.




What does this mean
in concrete terms?
“Developing innovative actions.” Since its formation in June 2000, this objective has been the spearhead of the City on the Move Institute (IVM).
The IVM’s terrain, therefore, is experimentation – social, organisational, scientific, technical and cultural. In all these domains, the purpose of each project is:
to facilitate mobilities for individuals and social groups with specific difficulties, in particular people with visual disabilities, preteens and people in social and professional difficulties (integration platform);
to improve the performance and quality of urban transport, notably through convenient and sustainable intermodality, e.g. the China, Architecture or Cities at Night projects;
to contribute to the development of the cultures of urban mobility and of civilities through the online soap iciTzen, the creation of an academic chair, an international student competition or a seminar on the theme of “mobility and modernity”.





Partnership and
multidisciplinarity
With “City on the Move” as its founding concept the organisation is designed as a crossroads where all those with an interest in the city can meet, from those who make it, to those who live in it. It seeks to be involved in the changes taking place in terms of urban mobility in Europe and elsewhere in the world, and, through a multi-partner, multidisciplinary approach, to contribute to the development of a mobility culture that combines the knowledge and the pleasures of travelling around in a city.
A large part of the actions will, therefore, be developed with a variety of
different partners, municipalities, other public institutions, individuals who use the town, as well as businesses and associations.


IVM events in 2005


EDITORIAL
Movement
and mobility
in the city,
a right
and a pleasure

In our increasingly urbanised and communicating society, mobility is taking on an ever greater importance, and its social, economic, and cultural value becoming increasingly crucial. The means for people, goods, and information to travel around, in a city whose facilities are easily reached, is, today, an essential social requirement. It conditions access to the home, the workplace, to education, recreation, culture, and to family relationships. As a result, the quality of the time and space in which this movement takes place is now a key issue in urban living, where the development of new technologies plays a major role.


What is the structure
of this new organisation?

The Institut pour la Ville en Mouvement (“City on the Move” ) is a “Loi 1901” (not-for-profit) organisation. It is presided over by Jean-Martin Folz, president of PSA Peugeot Citroën. Xavier Fels, director of external relations at PSA Peugeot Citroën, is the organisation’s secretary general. François Ascher, a professor at the French Institute of Urban Planning, is chairman of the organisation’s research and steering committee, which is composed of around twenty French and international figures. Together, they represent a wide span of professional expertise, and are in close contact with the realities of the city. They are researchers, developers, people responsible for the development of social projects, heads of companies. This plurality guarantees a diversity of approach and viewpoints.


City on the move
Where ? 10, rue des Halles, 75001 Paris, France, tél: 33 (0)1 53 40 95 60, fax: 33 (0)1 53 40 95 61
Who ? The special representatives : Mireille Apel Muller . Assistant : Christianne Gharios
Office manager : Françoise Gaudin Project management coordinator : Laetitia Piccinini