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Denver Union Station (credit: Julia Hildebrand) imagineTrains Workshop in Philadelphia June 8-9, 2015 For the past year a team of sociologists, urban planners, and anthropologists in the United States has been studying the imagination of passenger rail travel and High Speed Rail in America. This project, imagineTrainsUSA, is supported by the Mobile Lives Forum, and … Continue reading »

Research Team: USA
USA

Research Team: USA

Union Station in Washington, D.C. (credit: Julia Hildebrand) The US Research Project: The Imaginary of Rail Transport and Mobilities in the United States We are conducting a qualitative study of how decision-makiers, policy-makers and passengers think about rail travel in three different regions of the United States, as part of a wider cross-national study of … Continue reading »

The Project

The Project

The Imaginary of the Train among Decision Makers and Users, or imagineTrains, is an international study, conducted in France, the United States, China, India, and South Africa. The main focus of this project is on regional and interregional (i.e. high-speed/long-distance) trains and train projects (existing, planned, or abandoned). The project is primarily about the description … Continue reading »

China
China

China

Here an illustrative interview with a Chinese student, translated from the Mandarin, which nicely illustrates various elements of the imaginary of the train in the encultured life space of this individual. For this part of the project, we are collecting interviews from train users and non-users, as well as political decision makers to investigate the … Continue reading »