From the History of Transport in Paris to the History of Mobility in Greater Paris?

in Mobility in History
Arnaud Passalacqua Paris Diderot University (ICT-LIED)

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The history of transport in Paris used to focus on the inner city and take a traditional approach, linked to geography, economics, and political science. The new transport policy implemented by the left-wing Mayor Delanoë and the recent development of a debate on the Greater Paris project, however, have made historians change their scope. New works incorporate the history of a wider territory, on the scale of the whole metropolis, and propose new themes along with the mobility turn.

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