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Mobility, territories and sustainable development (Operational Group 1)

Programme Type
Funding programme
National (France)
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Smart mobility and services (SMO)


Background & Policy context

The primary objective of this group is to help define transport policy at all decision-making levels, while favouring research in its own field. There is a particular focus in mobility regulation and the evolution of mode share, taking into account the diversity of land use and different spatial scales, but also reducing car dependency.

Strategic Objectives

This Predit operational group aims at developing research in its field but also producing statistics and knowledge for public authorities at local and national levels. Its main objective is to help define transport policies in a sustainable development perspective. It focuses on means of mobility regulation, and evolution of mode share in favour of rail or 'slow modes', by implementing pricing, tolls, regulations, etc.

Programme organisation

Five work fields have been defined:

  • Best practices and representation of territories: analysis of evolution of lifestyles, consequences of an ageing population, reorganisation of urban space, impact of the development of new communication and information technologies
  • Conditions for sustainable mobility: definition of sustainable mobility which encompasses quality of living in cities (accessibility, quality of air, etc)
  • Car dependency: understand the mechanism of car dependency formation. Understanding this dependency in order to be able to reduce it.
  • Contexts, tools and actors: analyse institutional context, available tools and roles of different actors and their evolution during previous years. The impacts of these evolutions will be analysed from a multidisciplinary point of view.
  • Social issues regarding employees in transport companies (passenger and freight transport) such as training, work conditions, etc.


Institution Type
Institution Name
METLTM: Ministère de l'Equipement, des Transports, du Logement, du Tourisme et de la Mer (Ministry of Public Works, Transport, Housing, Tourism and the Sea), DRAST (Research Directorate), ADEME: Agence de l'Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l'Energie (Environment and Energy Management Agency)
Type of funding
Public (national/regional/local)
Programme funding arrangements and funding conditions

See main programme form for Predit 3 for details.

Participating countries


Mr Gérard Brun (1)
Ms Anne Grenier (2)
(1) METLTM (Ministère de l'Equipement), DRAST
La Défense

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