The international program: “Passages”, is promoted by the IVM of France, Institute for the city in movement, that for more than 15 years mobilizes experts in Asia, America, in Europe and in China, develops unpublished research programs, actions of innovative land, mixing project countries and continents, public / private partnerships and multidisciplinary teams to contribute to the emergence of innovative solutions for urban mobilities.

Since 2014, the IVM has been developed: The International Passages Program that claims the Passages function as essential links of our urban movements. Although, the Passages have always been present in our cities, in various ways, so why today more than ever are significant? How to fully claim these essential articulators, often abandoned? What are the possible ways of reflection and innovation of these small spaces of mobility?

In its condition of interdisciplinary  research / action, the “Passages program is based on the realization of demonstrative examples of concrete and innovative passages in different cities around the world.

This work was materialized in an international traveling exhibition that is part of a global program jointly with institutions from 20 different countries, contributing ideas, projects, research and actions to contribute initiatives oriented to urban development, inserted in the theme: “PASSAGES , New spaces of transition for the cities of the 21st Century “.

Within this framework, during 2017, the project “Passages Cordillera” will be developed in Valparaiso, where a study will be carried out in a certain territory of Cordillera Hill, of Valparaíso City, as a representative sample in order to receive the 2018 exhibition, in the Cultural Park of Valparaíso, Chile.



Brochure Passages n°1

Brochure Passages n°2

Catalog América latina (Spanish only)




 The product of a joint program with an international network of cities, universities, and experts from different disciplines, as well as the catalog of a touring exhibition, the book analyzes more than 150 completed passage projects and describes methods for action. It is addressed to researchers, designers, politicians and technicians, transit firms and operators, citizen groups and anyone interested in the right to the city and concerned with the quality of these small spaces of movement.

 Manifest Passages


Pascal Amphoux           Maarten Van Acker               Marcel Smets