The Versailles International Summer School of Sustainable Mobility

An interdisciplinary approach of transport, climate change and wellbeing

 From the 3rd to the 8th of July 2017, St-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France

School Coordinators: Julie Bulteau, Katia Radja and Patrick Schembri

Organization: CEARC, OVSQ, University of Versailles St-Quentin-en-Yvelines and University of Paris-Saclay

In the context of the recent multidimensional crisis that has affected most of the countries in the world, the current challenge consists in making economic growth and development compatible with stabilizing the climate and with a sustainable ecological footprint. This will imply a great transformation of activities as far reaching as the transformation brought about by the so-called Industrial Revolution. This transformation process addresses the critical issue of quality with respect to the economic activities, wellbeing and environmental preservation. The so-called transition is well underway, as is illustrated by the diversity of sectors (eco-mobility, eco-construction, eco-design, renewable energies, smart grids, etc.) and the variety of economies concerned (emerging countries, industrialized countries and developing countries).

This International Summer School is designed to equip participants with the knowledge, skills and tools required to understand the main challenges associated with the connection between climate change, mobility and wellbeing. In this respect, many areas are covered through a interdisciplinary approach: land use planning and development, climate issues; air pollutions and atmosphere; sustainable development; mobility, territories and energy; health-environment issues, wellbeing and quality of life.

This school particularly allows participants to pursue careers related to the management of sustainable solutions to the mobility issues in relation to different activities and sectors such as consultancy, public-private partnerships, non-governmental organizations and local administrations. It also meets the needs of highly trained experts working in international organizations, national administrations. Eventually, it aims at providing backbone assets for entrepreneurship in different business activities, industries and economic sectors which appear as critical potentials for reducing the ecological footprint of human activities.

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