Le projet de grande vitesse ferroviaire en Californie : entre appropriation culturelle, ancrage territorial et restructuration urbaine.

Abstract : For almost twenty years, California has developed a high-speed rail project. After a homeric fail in the 1980s, the State of California has launched a new project in the 1990s. In 2008, the Californians voted the Proposition 1A, which allowed the State to finance the project. At the same time, the Federal Railroad Administration began to allocate funds for rail and high-speed rail projects across the United States. The 2008 election of Barack Obama, has made the political context even more favorable to the high-speed rail project. Nonetheless, six years later, with the republicans winning the majority in the U.S. Congress, the political struggle about high-speed rail remains sharp. Beyond the political context, essential to understand the spatial issues involved in the high speed-rail project, the Californian project raises three major concerns. First, we will examine the spatial and historical evolution of the railroads in the United States, in order to study the stakeholders and territories involved in the rail renewal. Then, we will question how these projects can affect mobility practices in the United States, but also the consecutive conflicts and their effects on urban restructuration.
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Charlotte Ruggeri. Le projet de grande vitesse ferroviaire en Californie : entre appropriation culturelle, ancrage territorial et restructuration urbaine.. Géographie. Université de Cergy Pontoise (UCP), 2015. Français. ⟨tel-01573206⟩

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