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Ports as Capitalist Spaces: A Critical Analysis of Devolution and Development

Ports as Capitalist Spaces: A Critical Analysis of Devolution and Development

Forthcoming

Gordon Wilmsmeier, Jason Monios
May 31, 2018

New developments in a post-Fordist economic environment have changed the source of port competitiveness from economies of scale based on basic production factors (capital, land, labour) to economies of scope based on advanced production (service) factors. The institutional setting in which ports...

Visions, Concepts and Experiences of Travel Demand Management

Visions, Concepts and Experiences of Travel Demand Management

Forthcoming

Gerd Sammer, Michael Bell
May 30, 2018

Travel demand management measures are some of the most promising transport policy measures in conurbations, especially in consideration of climate change, clean urban transport and congestion avoidance. Setting targets for reducing traffic or prospective traffic growth is a basic requirement to...

Non-Motorized Transport Integration into Urban Transport Planning in Africa

Non-Motorized Transport Integration into Urban Transport Planning in Africa

Winnie V. Mitullah, Marianne Vanderschuren, Meleckidzedeck Khayesi
June 29, 2017

What challenges do pedestrians and cyclists face in cities of the developing world? What opportunities do these cities have to provide for walking and cycling? Based on in-depth research conducted in Cape Town (South Africa), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and Nairobi (Kenya), this book explores these...

Transport Lessons from the Fuel Tax Protests of 2000

Transport Lessons from the Fuel Tax Protests of 2000

Kiron Chatterjee, Glenn Lyons
April 30, 2017

The UK fuel tax protests of September 2000 generated considerable debate about fuel prices and taxation and put transport in the media spotlight. Away from the immediate events and debates surrounding the protests, the experience offered the opportunity for longer-term lessons on transport to be...

Transport, Demand Management and Social Inclusion: The Need for Ethnic Perspectives

Transport, Demand Management and Social Inclusion: The Need for Ethnic Perspectives

Fiona Rajé
March 06, 2017

Social inclusion/exclusion has only recently emerged in transport-related discourse. Despite the apparent absence of a transport policy framework for social inclusion/exclusion, there has been some movement towards a greater understanding of the social aspects of transport in the research sphere....

Taxi! Urban Economies and the Social and Transport Impacts of the Taxicab

Taxi! Urban Economies and the Social and Transport Impacts of the Taxicab

James Cooper, Ray Mundy
November 16, 2016

The taxicab makes a significant contribution to the accessibility of a city, and provides a wide range of services across many different social groups and urban environments. This study considers the roles and functions of the taxi from its origins as the first licensed form of public transport, to...

Negotiating the Transport System: User Contexts, Experiences and Needs

Negotiating the Transport System: User Contexts, Experiences and Needs

Fiona Rajé
November 15, 2016

By combining focus groups and interviews with innovative research techniques, such as web-based discussions and Q methodology, this book provides insights into the daily experiences of those using the British transport system. Despite an entitlement to a basic level of mobility, travel...

Social Dimensions of Sustainable Transport: Transatlantic Perspectives

Social Dimensions of Sustainable Transport: Transatlantic Perspectives

Stefan Poppelreuter, Kieran Donaghy
November 15, 2016

Based on the work of the STELLA (Sustainable Transport in Europe and Links and Liaisons with America) Focus Group 3, this volume brings together leading transport academics to discuss society behaviour and public/private transport. Theoretical and empirical research from across North America and...

Shopping Choices with Public Transport Options: An Agenda for the 21st Century

Shopping Choices with Public Transport Options: An Agenda for the 21st Century

Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Peter J. McGoldrick
November 11, 2016

In recent years, the environmental, social and economic concerns regarding laissez-faire retail decentralization policies have resulted in an emergence of a global trend towards the provision of wider choices of good quality public transport modes in suburban areas. Existing research on transport...

Transport Disadvantage and Social Exclusion: Exclusionary Mechanisms in Transport in Urban Scotland

Transport Disadvantage and Social Exclusion: Exclusionary Mechanisms in Transport in Urban Scotland

Julian Hine, Fiona Mitchell
November 11, 2016

There is currently much interest in the role that transport plays in promoting, or alleviating 'social exclusion'. Exclusionary processes are, of course, multi-dimensional and a mixture of physical barriers, financial constraints, time budgets, access difficulties and psychological aspects such as...

Social Perspectives on Mobility

Social Perspectives on Mobility

Lise Drewes Nielsen, Thyra Uth Thomsen, Henrik Gudmundsson
October 19, 2016

Globalisation is heavily dependent on physical transport, as people and goods travel over longer distances and with higher frequency. Movement and mobility have become integrated parts of late modern identity and practice, and a state of flux can be sensed everywhere. Bringing together the latest...

The Car-dependent Society: A European Perspective

The Car-dependent Society: A European Perspective

Hans Jeekel
October 03, 2016

Cars are essential in modern Western societies. Some even say that our modern lifestyles would have been impossible without cars. The dependency of Western societies on our cars is a unique situation in history, but does not get much attention; car use is seen as just a normal situation. The...

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