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Geographies of Transport and Mobility: Prospects and Challenges in an Age of Climate Change

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  • ISBN-13: 9781409447030
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Release Date: Aug 28, 2016
  • Pages: 211 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.0 x 0.0 x 0.0 inches


Geographies of Transport and Mobility aims to provide a comprehensive and evidenced account of the intellectual and pragmatic challenges for personal mobility in the 21st Century. In so doing, the book focuses on three devices to introduce readers to the critical debates in transport geography and mobilities research related to climate change. First, Part I provides the necessary context for understanding how personal mobility and the ways in which it relates to everyday living has evolved since the mid-19th Century. This will plot the intricate relationship between new forms of mobile technology, urban planning and design and social practices. Second, Part II will examine how researchers study transport and mobility through an exploration of the different intellectual trajectories of transport geography and its relationship to the mobilities paradigm that has come to dominate some social science disciplines in recent years. In so doing, this second part of the book will focus on two key aspects of personal mobility - the analysis of everyday travel practices and the geographies of tourism and leisure. Third, Part III will outline and discuss the discourse of sustainable mobility that has emerged in recent years and will examine the ways in which social, economic and environmental sustainability can be promoted through different strategies, focusing on the paradigm of behavioural change and then urban design. In this way, the book will aim to build a set of narratives for understanding and analysing personal mobility in the 21st Century and to position mobility within the context of likely major social transformations driven by climate change.

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