Les nouvelles proximités (The new proximities)
Catherine Gall,ETI, France
Luc Gwiazdzinski,ENSAT, France
Vincent Kaufmann,EPFL, LaSUR, France
André Torre,INRAE, France
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About the book
This book immerses us in the heart of new proximities—social, geographical, emotional, digital, and cultural—to understand how they are transforming our way of living together. Through a multidisciplinary exploration of proximities suffered or desired, experienced or perceived, urban or rural, the authors explore the visible and invisible links that redefine our interactions. They offer a renewed vision of proximity as a catalyst for change between individuals, communities, and living species, emphasizing cultural links, economic solidarities, ecological interactions, and technological connections. An essential read for anyone interested in the dynamics that shape the spaces and interactions of today and tomorrow.

Edited by Catherine Gall, Luc Gwiazdzinski, Vincent Kaufmann, André Torre.

Publication Date: 2024  | ISBN: 978-2-36405-240-6

About the editors
Catherine Gall is the executive director of the “Entrepreneurship Territory Innovation” (ETI) chair at IAE Paris-Sorbonne. Her research focuses on the theme of proximities and in particular the evolution of territorial organization models that promote local access to essential services, polycentrism and social diversity (the 15-minute city and half-hour territory model).

Luc Gwiazdzinski has a doctorate in geography. Professor at the École nationale supérieure d’architecture de Toulouse (ENSAT) and member of the LRA laboratory, his work focuses in particular on the city, time, rhythms, night, mobility and situational geography. He has directed numerous conferences, international research programs, theses and books on these issues.

Vincent Kaufmann is professor of urban sociology and mobility analysis at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and director of the Laboratoire de sociologie urbaine (LaSUR). He is also the scientific director of the Forum Vies Mobiles, a research and experimentation institute on mobility, supported by the SNCF. His current work focuses on lifestyles and mobility and their links with the transformation of contemporary societies and their territories.

André Torre has a doctorate in economics, is president of the INRAE ​​center in Corsica and editor-in-chief of the Revue d’économie régionale et urbaine. He was a researcher at the CNRS before joining INRA in 1994 in Corte, then in Paris, at the University of Paris-Saclay and AgroParisTech, as a research director. He has worked on issues of regional planning and territorial and sustainable development. He is particularly interested in the development of rural areas, conflicts of use and neighborhood, proximity relations and questions of circular economy.

With contributions from Laurent Begue-Shankland, Didier Chabaud, Matteo Colleoni, Guillaume Drevon, Catherine Gall, Caroline Gallez, Alexandre Grondeau, Michel Grossetti, Luc Gwiazdzinski, Vincent Kaufmann, Carlos Moreno, Claire Pelgrims, André Torre and Chris Younes.

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