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Digital Social Networks and Travel Behaviour in Urban Environments

Digital Social Networks and Travel Behaviour in Urban Environments

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Pnina O. Plaut, Dalit Shach- Pinsly
October 22, 2019

This book brings together conceptual and empirical insights to explore the interconnections between social networks based on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and travel behaviour in urban environments. Over the past decade, rapid development of ICT has led to extensive social...

Non-Motorized Transport Integration into Urban Transport Planning in Africa

Non-Motorized Transport Integration into Urban Transport Planning in Africa

1st Edition

Winnie V. Mitullah, Marianne Vanderschuren, Meleckidzedeck Khayesi
February 07, 2019

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...

Critical Geographies of Cycling: History, Political Economy and Culture

Critical Geographies of Cycling: History, Political Economy and Culture

1st Edition

Glen Norcliffe
February 12, 2018

Examining cycling from a range of geographical perspectives, this book uses historical and contemporary case studies to look at the history, politics, economy and culture of cycling. Pursuing a post-structural position in viewing understandings of the bicycle as contingent upon time and place,...

The Mobilities Paradigm: Discourses and Ideologies

The Mobilities Paradigm: Discourses and Ideologies

1st Edition

Marcel Endres, Katharina Manderscheid, Christophe Mincke
February 06, 2018

Over the last two decades, the conceptualisation and empirical analysis of mobilities of people, objects and symbols has become an important strand of social science. Yet, the increasing importance of mobilities in all parts of the social does not only happen as observable practices in the material...

Transport Lessons from the Fuel Tax Protests of 2000

Transport Lessons from the Fuel Tax Protests of 2000

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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...

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