MOBICAMPUS-UDL - Process data gathered from web surveys and mobile phone tracking to understand and manage the mobility of academics at the University of Lyon Campus (2016)

Scientific coordinator: Louafi Bouzouina (LAET) –
Disciplines: Economics – Computer Science – Spatial Planning – Sociology
Partners: Université de Lyon (UDL) – Lyon Métropole


The MobiCampus-UDL project aims to produce and analyse data on mobility practices and the use of space by people at several sites of the UDL campus (Les Berges du Rhône, LyonTech la Doua, Bron, Ecully and Vaulx-en-Velin) in order to set up a permanent system (observatory) for collecting data and producing knowledge for research and to help decision-making, ultimately covering all higher education establishments in Lyon-Saint-Etienne. Supported by UDL and Lyon Métropole, this project brings together a number of researchers to address the cross-disciplinary issue of the production and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data on mobility and the use of space. It also makes it possible to consolidate the results of other projects funded by the LabEx IMU (PrivaMov and MobAccess) and to reinforce their operationality by comparing them with the campus's spatial planning objectives. Particular attention is given to the interdisciplinary question of the quality and reliability of data on mobility practices, combining a system for collecting digital traces on mobility and web surveys in order to test their consistency, their impact in terms of our understanding of behaviour transport planning and 'mobility management'. By targeting in particular the university public (permanent, teaching staff, students, etc.) at their place of activity, MobiCampus-UDL addresses at a very detailed spatial level the dynamic of changes in behaviour recently observed among these populations that are often pioneering but also spatially anchored according to varied and evolving patterns. Likewise, these populations combine spatial and functional activities linked to the campus (professional activity, teaching, training, etc.) with other non-university activities taking place outside the campus (student jobs, work placements, leisure activities, grounds and conferences, etc.) in varied and often specific ways. Ultimately, this project questions the integration of the individual and their habits in urban spatial planning operations, both in methodological, analytical and operational terms.