Ole B. Jensen, Claus Lassen, Vincent Kaufmann, Malene Freudendal-Pedersen, Ida Sofie Gøtzsche Lange
June 10, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 544 Pages - 33 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138482197 - CAT# K348961
Series: Routledge International Handbooks
This book offers the reader a comprehensive understanding and the multitude of methods utilized in the research of urban mobilities with cities and ‘the urban’ as its pivotal axis. It covers theories and concepts for scholars and researchers to understand, observe, and analyze the world of urban mobilities.
The Handbook of Urban Mobilities facilitates the understanding of urban mobilities within a historic conscience of societal transformation. It explores key concepts and theories within the ‘mobilities turn’ with a particular urban framework, as well as the methods and tools at play when empirical, urban mobilities research is undertaken. This book also explores the urban mobilities practices related to commutes, particular modes of moving; the exploration of everyday life and embodied practices as they manifest themselves within urban mobilities; and the themes of power, conflict and social exclusion. A discussion of urban planning, public control, and governance is also undertaken in the book, wherein the themes of infrasturctures, technologies, and design are duly considered.
With chapters written in an accessible style, this handbook carries timely contributions within the contemporary state-of-the-art of urban mobilities research. It will thus be useful for academics and students of graduate programs and post-graduate studies within disciplines such as urban geography, political science, sociology, anthropology, urban planning, traffic- and transportation planning, architecture and urban design.
Section I: Histories, Concepts, and Theories
Section II: Methods, Tools, and Approaches
Section III: Commutes, Modes, and Rhythms
Section IV: Everyday Life, Bodies, and Practices
Section V: Power, Conflict, and Social Exclusion
Section VI: Urban Planning, Public Control, and Governance
Section VII: Infrastructures, Technologies, and Design
Section VIII: Environments, Climate Change, and Economic Development
"Featuring the most prominent scholars in the field, the Handbook of Urban Mobilities is a must have for all those interested in the intersection of mobilities studies and urban spaces. The essays in the handbook focus on the ways in which mobilities provides a framework to study the urban, and all its related networks, such as people, technologies, geographies, and culture. As such, the authors constantly remind us that mobilities is not only about increased speed, but also about immobilities, moorings, and differential mobilities. Focusing on the the histories, theories, practices, infrastructures and methods to study the interdependence between cities and mobilities, the essays in this handbook constantly ask, "What is urban in mobilities?"
- Adriana de Souza e Silva, Professor, Department of Communication, NC State University, USA
"The social sciences, humanities and design disciplines have become preoccupied with mobilities in the past two decades - and for good reason: the challenges and crises of our cities and our world are utterly linked to how people, things and flows move across the world.
In this superb collection, for the first time, readers can gain a state-of-the-art overview of this crucial 'mobilities turn'. Through fully 44 chapters from many of the leading lights in the movement, insightful reviews address all of its key dimensions. Justice, climate change, disability and gender; walking, cycling, driving and public transport; digitisation, 'smart' cities and 'Big Data'; questions of class, ethnicity, (dis)ability and the bodym, issues of design, planning, governance and architecture; the challenges of doing mobility research itself -- all receive expert treatment. The result is a truly definitive collection"
- Stephen Graham, Professor of Cities and Society, Newcastle University
"Cities pulse to the rhythms of mobilities. This expertly curated handbook is an essential reference guide for navigating the heady swirl of mobile technologies, infrastructures, practices and materialities that make cities what they are."
- David Bissell, The University of Melbourne