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Mobilities Research & Policy News

  • 2015

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      Four Drexel Teams Receive Awards in Michelin Connected Mobility Challenge

      December 10, 2015

      Drexel University and Michelin North America have announced the winner of the Connected Mobility Challenge, a six-week competition to identify innovative solutions with the potential to impact people and their mobility and change the transportation industry.  

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    • Summer 2015 News

      August 25, 2015

      Here is a round up of news from the Center for Mobilities Research and Policy

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      Drexel and Michelin North American Partner in Connected Mobility Challenge

      August 24, 2015

      Drexel University announced a new collaboration with Michelin North America to help find and develop new technologies that have the potential to impact people and their mobility, and change the transportation industry.

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    • Has Car Culture Crashed?

      May 06, 2015

      It’s been roughly a century since we were introduced to automobiles. But, as Americans buy fewer cars, drive less and get fewer licenses as each year goes by, it’s impossible not to wonder: has America passed its driving peak?

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    • Shifting Energy Cultures Series

      February 02, 2015

      The Shifting Energy Cultures Series is part of a multi-disciplinary research project funded by the Institute for Energy and the Environment that explores the social ordering of choices, problems and practices that shape “energy cultures” in campus environments. We will use Drexel’s “smart grid” building system as a case study and living lab.

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    • Invitation for Proposals for T²M and Cosmobilities Network Joint Conference

      January 30, 2015

      The International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility (T²M) and the Cosmobilities Network invite proposals for panels and papers to be presented at their first joint conference. The conference will be hosted by the Dipartimento di Lettere e Beni Culturali of the Second University of Naples

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  • 2014

  • 2013

    • Fuller in Philadelphia

      October 24, 2013

      The Fuller in Philadelphia Symposium co-sponsored by the Mobilities Center and the ExCITe Center was held on October 14th at the ExCITe Center with keynote speakers Eva Díaz (Pratt Institute), Tim Wessels and Mimi Sheller, plus a hands-on workshop led by Joseph D. Clinton building triangular tessellations.

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    • The Hispaniola Lakes Project

      September 12, 2013

      The island of Hispaniola holds the two largest landlocked bodies of water in the Caribbean, Lakes Enriquillo and Azuei (also known as Lake Saumatre), with surface areas (as of March 2013) of approximately 350 km2 and 140 km2, respectively.

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    • Farmland, Homes and Hope Disappear with Rising Waters in Haiti

      July 17, 2013

      Joseph is a truck driver from Fonds-Parisien, Haiti, who has nine children. His family has lived by Lake Azuei for generations. In the past 10 years, the lake has risen more than 10 meters and has doubled in size, from 155 square kilometers in 2004 to 354 square kilometers today.

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    • The End of Car Culture

      July 01, 2013

      Mimi Sheller, Director of the mCenter at Drexel, is quoted in a New York Times Sunday Review article by Elisabeth Rosenthal on the end of car culture. Rosenthal asks whether we are reaching the end of 20th century car culture, with growing evidence that the U.S. reached “peak driving” and is now in a downturn.

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    • Border Work

      June 26, 2013

      The U.S. Senate Immigration Bill calls for $40 billion in spending to build 700 miles of fencing, double the number of border agents to 40,000, and expand surveillance technologies such as drones and thermal imaging cameras on the U.S.-Mexico border.

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    • The Aluminum Dreams that Lost Their Shine

      May 16, 2013

      Broadcasting on the Mobility Channel of the Mobile Lives Forum, mCenter Director Mimi Sheller discusses her forthcoming book Aluminum Dreams: Lightness, Speed, Modernity (MIT Press, 2014)

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    • Differential Mobilities Begins Today

      May 08, 2013

      From May 8-11, 2013 the Mobile Media Lab in the Communication Studies department of Concordia University in Montreal will be hosting Differential Mobilities: Movement and Mediation in Networked Societies. This international conference is sponsored by the Pan-American Mobilities Network, in association with the European Cosmobilities Network.

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    • Urban Vitality and the Arts

      May 02, 2013

      The artist team Ecoarttech (Leila Nadir and Cary Pepperment) will be presenting a Philadelphia premier of their work Indeterminate Hikes+ as part of the class Urban Vitality & the Arts, taught by Mimi Sheller and Hana Iverson. Ecoarttech work on the overlapping terrain between “nature”, built environments, mobility and electronic spaces and technologies.

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    • “Aluminum Wars," A talk by Mimi Sheller, PhD

      April 23, 2013

      Dr. Mimi Sheller will be speaking on “Aluminum Wars” at the research Seminar of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University on Friday, April 26th. All seminars are held at 12 noon in the Academy’s Ewell Sale Stewart Library & Archives unless otherwise noted. These technical seminars are intended for scientists and college-level students. Guests from other research and higher education institutions and organizations are encouraged to attend.

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    • A New Issue of Mobilities

      March 07, 2013

      There is a new special issue of Mobilities focusing on borders and mobilities. Articles by: Tim Richardson, Mark B. Salter, Jørgen Ole Bærenholdt, Anne Jensen, Sanneke Kloppenburg and more.

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    • Call for Participation at the Global Conference On Mobility Futures

      February 18, 2013

      As part of the tenth anniversary celebrations of the Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe) at Lancaster University, we are pleased to announce and invite contributions for the ‘Global Conference on Mobility Futures’, September 4-6th, 2013, at Lancaster University, UK.

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    • mCenter Receives NSF Grant in Collaboration with CCNY

      January 07, 2013

      The mCenter is pleased to announce the award of a Rapid research grant from the National Science Foundation, with investigators in collaboration with CCNY.

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  • 2012

    • New paradigms in conceptualizing shared mobility – Call for papers

      December 08, 2012

      We invite submissions to the following Call for Papers for the 2013 RGS-IBG (Royal Geographical Society – Institute of British Geographers) annual conference. This will take place in London from Wednesday 28 to Friday 30 August 2013. Please note the opportunity for a postgraduate paper prize.

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