Geographies of Transport and Mobility
Prospects and Challenges in an Age of Climate Change
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The book is structured in three parts. Part I explores how personal mobility has evolved since the mid-nineteenth century, plotting the intricate relationship between new forms of mobile technology, urban planning and design and social practices. Part II examines how researchers study transport and mobility, and outlines the different intellectual trajectories of transport geography and geographies of mobilities. Part III then outlines and discusses the discourse of sustainable mobility that has emerged in recent years; the ways in which social, economic and environmental sustainability can be promoted through different strategies, focusing on behavioural change and urban design.
Geographies of Transport and Mobility provides a unique perspective on personal mobility by demonstrating how the way we travel has developed through complex economic and social processes. It argues that this historical context is critical for considering how mobility in the twenty-first century can be more sustainable, not just environmentally, but also economically and socially. As such, it argues for a renewed focus on sustainable place making as a way to radically shift mobility practices. Geographies of Transport and Mobility is designed to appeal to advanced level undergraduate students and researchers in the fields of geography, anthropology, psychology, sociology and transport studies.
Part I: Contextualising Geographies of Transport and Mobility
1. Geographies of Transport; Geographies of Mobility
2. The 'Long Mobile Century': from streetcar suburbs to auto-mobility
3. Predict and Provide: technology, transport and planning in an age of climate change
Part II: Approaches to Transport and Mobility
4. Transport Geography and Geographies of Mobility
5. Travel and Transport in Everyday Life
6. Consuming Places: leisure travel and the 'end of tourism'
Part III: Sustainable Mobilities
7. Sustainable Mobility: the policy challenge
8. Sustainable Mobility: the challenge of behavioural change
9. Sustainable Mobility: planning better places to live and (not?) travel
10. Conclusion: what future for mobility?