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Crisis, education to sustainable development and eco-citizenship behaviours : example of ecological mobility

Abstract : Nowadays, the countryside is increasingly a target for housing and holidays; it also becomes a ground of various initiatives and policies which casts a light on its prominent place in environmental matters. Prospective studies on country space undertaken by the DATAR points out the environmental functions of country space as well as its residential role or leisure; its sets back country space at the centre of sustainable development policies, all the more that new space shaping gives birth to new contradictions and environmental pressures. Middle mountains backgrounds are specifically facing contradictory pressures between, on the one hand,protection of rural amenities and countryside viewed as a sign of major local identity, and on the otherhand the rise in mobility constraints resulting from economic growth and functional organization of country space. Meanwhile, the Grenelle environmental summit, the bill concerning solidarity and urban renewal (SRU), policies pro-sustainable development, new social trends, all these factors lead to new environmental practices. Mastering mobility is a part of this problem; more and more routes sharing practices tend to reduce the use of private cars If sustainable development offers a new framework towards new car practices which could, in theory, help master mobility , it has not, up to now, succeeded in distinguishing itself from or challenging the economical context which implies increasing mobility while fostering hopes in a future "green growth".Worldwide crisis 2008-2009 -analysed through two of its consequences, the slowing pace of growth and the rising costs linked to transports - is analysed in opposition to eco-citizenship (here, "ecomobility") in terms of choice or constraints. In this respect, how do household behaviours interact between the economic reorganization of commuting and transports and the new environmental awareness ? Have the spatial and social features (and regional identities) an impact on speeches and practices?The analysis, focusing on a specific territory, will be based on data about motivations, income, environmental awareness and access to education on sustainable development.
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Angela Barthes, Yves Alpe. Crisis, education to sustainable development and eco-citizenship behaviours : example of ecological mobility. "Grand Ouest" days of Territorial Intelligence IT-GO, ENTI. Nantes-Rennes, mar. 2010, Mar 2010, Nantes-Rennes, France. 7p. ⟨halshs-00781708⟩



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