Benjamin is Associate Professor in Geography at the Université de Bourgogne (Dijon) in France since 2007 and is affiliated to the Théma research laboratory (CNRS) which specialises in quantitative and modelling approaches to landscape, planning and mobility.
Benjamin completed his PhD in geography at University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, France funded by INRETS in 2006.
Following, he spent a year as a post-doctoral fellow at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) in Montreal, Canada, working with Richard Shearmur and Mario Polèse, both specialists in urban geography and economics. In 2015, he spent two years at the University Gustave Eiffel (Paris) working on a research project funded by the ANR (French National Research Agency) on demotorisation in large French cities. He also did several fellowships in Brazil as Researcher and Visiting Professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ - COPPE) and the Federal University of Ceara (UFC) in transport engineering programmes with funding from CAPES, Cnpq and Funcap.
His research focuses on the study of inequalities in daily mobility. In terms of methods, his approach is quantitative, mobilising statistical methods on data mainly from local or national Travel Surveys (TS) in France, Canada, Brazil or Great Britain. He has also developed expertise in conducting ad hoc surveys by questionnaire to supplement the results obtained from the TS.
In terms of questioning, his work is structured around three main directions.
- The first concerns the spatial dimension of mobility inequalities, particularly with regard to gender issues and in the context of peri-urban areas.
- The second is the effects of ICTs on mobility, in particular e-commerce and telework. Benjamin is currently leading an ANR(French National Research Agency)-funded research project entitled Mobilities of e-commerce (MOBS) which involves several French research teams specialising in logistics, public policy, quantitative and qualitative analysis of mobility and spatial economics.
- The last direction concerns mobility inequalities in Brazil. Benjamin is working with teams from the Federal University of Ceara (UFC) and the State University of Ceara (UECE) on the accessibility of employment in Brazilian cities, taking into account the issue of informal employment, which is often an unaddressed issue in Brazilian statistics.
2006, Phd in Geography - Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne
"Car dependency for access to services in the greater Paris region"
Since 2007, Associate professor in Geography, Université de Bourgogne
2006-2007, Post Doc, LASER - Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (Montréal, Canada)
2004-2006, Lecturer in Geography - Université de Paris Est Créteil
2021-2022, Honorary Research Associate (HRA), Oxford Univerity (UK)
School of Geography and the Environment
Transport Studies Unit (TSU)
2016-2020, Research Award (PEDR)
Université de Bourgogne
2018, Visiting Scholar, Federal University of Ceara (Brazil)
Transport Engineering Department
FUNCAP fellowship « Bolsa de Pesquisador Visitante (BPV) »
2013, Visiting Professor, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Transport Engineering Department
CAPES fellowship « Professor Visitante do Exterior (PVE) »
Coordination of research projects
- Project (2020-2024): "MOBS: MOBilities of e-Shopping
ANR programme "Appel à projets 2020" - CRP: Collaborative Research Project
CES 22: Urban societies, territories, constructions and mobility
- Project (2018-2020): "When work times disrupt daily mobility
Forum Vies Mobiles / SNCF programme
In cooperation with AME/Université Gustave Eiffel
Participation in research projects
- Project (2016-2020): "MODE: Motifs de démotorisations dans les aires urbaines françaises
ANR programme "Appel à projets générique 2016" - PRC: Collaborative Research Project
Scientific leader at the University of Burgundy and leader of WP 3
Project coordination: Anne Aguiléra.
- Project (2013-2016): "Energy consumption in housing and mobility: analysis in terms of lifestyles".
EPFL-EDF ECLEER programme
Project coordination: Vincent Kaufmann.
- Project (2012-2016): "Economic approaches to urban dynamics".
PUCA programme "Multi-annual multi-objective agreement with the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme de Dijon".
Project coordination: Catherine Baumont.
- Viana Cerqueira, E. and Motte-Baumvol, B. (2022) Flexible work arrangements and household-related journeys. Who takes the lead in dual-earner heterosexual couples? Travel Behaviour and Society, 26: 240-249.
- Cerqueira, E.D.V., Motte-Baumvol, B., Chevallier, L.B. and Bonin, O. (2020) Does working from home reduce CO2 emissions? An analysis of travel patterns as dictated by workplaces. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 83, 102338.
- Jouffe, Y., Caubel, D., Fol, S. and Motte-Baumvol, B. (2019) Dealing with inequality in mobility: Tactics, strategies and projects for poor households on the outskirts of Paris. Cybergeo : European Journal of Geography [online].
- Motte-Baumvol, B. and Bonin, O. (2018) The spatial dimensions of immobility in France. Transportation, 45: 1231-1247.
- Belton-Chevallier, L., Motte-Baumvol, B., Fol, S. and Jouffe, Y. (2018) Coping with Car Dependency: A System of Expedients Used by Low-Income Households on the Outskirts of Dijon and Paris. Transport Policy, 65: 79-88.
- Gallez, C. and Motte-Baumvol, B. (2017) Inclusive Mobility or Inclusive Accessibility? A European Perspective. Cuadernos Europeos de Deusto, 56: 79-104.
- Motte-Baumvol, B., Belton-Chevallier, L., Dablanc, L., Morganti, E. and Belin-Munier, C. (2017) Spatial Dimensions of E-Shopping in France. Asian Transport Studies, 4: 585-600.
- Motte-Baumvol, B., Bonin, O. and Belton-Chevallier, L. (2017) Who escort children: mum or dad? Exploring gender differences in escorting mobility among parisian dual-earner couples. Transportation, 44: 139-157.
- Motte-Baumvol, B., Nassi, C.D., Coelho de Morais Neto, G., Lopes, L. and de Aquino Lannes Brites, P. (2017) Growing motorization and evolution of commuting in Rio de Janeiro between 2002 and 2012. Cybergeo: European Journal of Geography [online].
- Motte-Baumvol, B., Bonin, O., David Nassi, C. and Belton-Chevallier, L., (2016) Barriers and (im)mobility in Rio de Janeiro. Urban Studies, 53: 2956-2972.
- Motte, B., Aguilera, A., Bonin, O. and Nassi, C.D. (2016) Commuting patterns in the metropolitan region of Rio de Janeiro. What differences between formal and informal jobs? Journal of Transport Geography, 51: 59-69.
- Belton-Chevallier, L., de Coninck, F. and Motte-Baumvol, B. (2016a) The sustainability of car-dependent peri-urban areas in the light of households' e-shopping practices. Géographie, économie, société, 18: 141-165.
- Belton-Chevallier, L., Motte-Baumvol, B. and de Coninck, F. (2016b) The spatial dimension of online shopping. Practices specific to peri-urban households? Netcom. Réseaux, communication et territoires, 30: 29-60.