Speaker Arnaud PASSALACQUA

Arnaud Passalacqua is an engineer (X and Ponts) specializes in urban planning and transportation issues, and a historian. After having been a lecturer in history (University of Paris Diderot, 2010-2020), he became a professor at the University of Paris Est-Créteil - Paris School of Urban Planning and a researcher at Lab'urba and LIED since 2020. His work focuses on mobilities with an approach that crosses different systems, based on cross-cutting themes: innovation, public space, transnational circulation... He adopts a long-term vision with the conviction that history uses the materials of the past to speak of the present. In parallel to his activities on mobilities, he has been involved in the creation and piloting of an interdisciplinary master's degree on energies at the University of Paris Diderot (2014-2020). He is thus also involved in this field. In particular, he was a member of the special commission for the public debate on offshore wind power off the coast of New Aquitaine (2021-2022). At the crossroads of mobility and transport, Arnaud Passalacqua has been working since 2020 with the Forum Vies mobiles on the issue of carbon-based rationing of mobility. After two student projects on this topic, he is now leading a research project on the work and home-to-work mobility component of the rationing model developed in this dynamic. Arnaud Passalacqua has various responsibilities in his field of research, notably as president of the scientific committee of Rails et histoire, secretary of the history committee of the Société du Grand Paris, and co-president of the Observatoire des villes du transport gratuit. In addition, he was president of Tremplin (2011-2014 and 2018-2020), which works for equal opportunities in disadvantaged areas, and since 2021 he has been president of the Association Science Technologie, Société (ASTS), which proposes to open up the scientific and technical debate to as many people as possible.

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University Professor
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Université Paris Est-Créteil – École d’urbanisme de Paris
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