The daily rhythms of cities across the world

Human and social sciences

Mobiliscope allows to explore people’s locations around the clock within a great number of cities— including now three major Latin America ones.

Mobiliscope ( is an open online geographic visualization tool that can be used to explore the daily rhythms and population’s social mix within city regions. Who regularly goes to what urban neighborhood or district? What transportation modes do they use to get there? Which areas are particularly attractive? How wide and intense is spatial segregation between rich and poor? Mobiliscope’s answers to these and many other questions vary by time of day. The tool was designed and developed in 2017 by a CNRS team.1 Now, thanks to INED’s efforts, it has been extended to three major Latin American cities, opening the way for comparative analyses and demonstrating that the methodology can be replicated for a great number of cities across the world.

  • 1At the Géographie-cités laboratory (CNRS/Université Paris Cité/EHESS/Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne).


Julie Vallée
CNRS researcher
Guillaume Le Roux
Chercheur Ined
Samira Techer
Assistante presse CNRS
Gilles Garrouste
Service presse Ined