Luc Gwiazdzinski is a geographer. He is a lecturer at the Université Joseph-Fourier in Grenoble (within the IGA – Institut de Géographie Alpine – “Institute of Alpine Geography”), director of the master’s programme titled “Innovation et Territoire” (“Innovation and Territory”), and president of Pôle des Arts Urbains (“Urban Arts Cluster”), based in Tours. As a member of the Pacte research unit (Politiques Publiques, Action Politique, Territoires – “Public Policy, Political Action, Territories”; CNRS; UMR 5194), an associate member of MoTU (Centro di Ricerca Interuniversitario su Mobilità e Tempi Urbani – “Inter-University Centre for Research on Urban Mobility and Tempos”, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca) and EIREST (Équipe Interdisciplinaire de Recherches sur le Tourisme – “Interdisciplinary Team for Tourism Research”, Université Paris‑1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), his teaching and research focuses on forms of mobility, metropolitan innovation and time-oriented urban planning. A European expert in these fields, he has coordinated numerous research programmes, international symposiums, reports, articles and published works on these subjects. His recent publications include Urbi et Orbi. L’avenir de Paris appartient à la ville et au monde (La Tour-d’Aigues, Éditions de l’Aube, 2010, with Gilles Rabin) and Périphéries. Un voyage à pied autour de Paris (Paris, L’Harmattan, 2007, also with Gilles Rabin).