1st Edition

Urban Mobilities in the Global South

ISBN 9780367885588
Published December 12, 2019 by Routledge
248 Pages

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Book Description

The book considers urban mobilities and immobilities in the Global South through an exploration of the theoretical and methodological entry points that can be used to further the agenda of transport planning. Transport system improvements can (and do) have complex and unequal impacts on different sectors of society. Conventional approaches to analysing travel demand and transport system performance developed in the ‘Global North’ are typically ill-equipped to identify and understand the complexities and inequities in urban areas of the Global South. Using case studies from urban Africa and Asia, the book addresses the need to understand the ‘lived world’ of mobilities and use this knowledge to address issues that are central to our urban existence in the 21st century.

Table of Contents

Introduction Tanu Priya Uteng and Karen Lucas.

  1. Cycling for Social Justice in Democratizing Contexts: Rethinking "sustainable" mobilities Lake Sagaris and Anvita Arora

  2. Negotiating Access: Urban Planning Policy and The Social Production of Street Vendor Micro-Mobilities in Hanoi, Vietnam Noelani Eidse

  3. Exploring the Intersection between Physical and Virtual Mobilities in Urban South Africa: Reflections from Two Youth-Centered Studies Gina Porter, Kate Hampshire, Ariane DeLannoy, Nwabisa Gunguluza, Mac Mashiri and Andisiwe Bango

  4. Informal Mobilities and Elusive Subjects: Researching Urban Transport in the Global South Jennifer O’Brien and James Evans

  5. The Paratransit Puzzle: Mapping and Master Planning for Transportation in Maputo and Nairobi Jacqueline M Klopp, Clemence M Cavoli

  6. Exploring the Patterns of Time Use Allocation and Immobility Behaviours in the Bandung Metropolitan Area, Indonesia Yusak O. Susilo and Chengxi Liu

  7. Moving beyond Informality? Theory and Reality of Public Transport in Urban Africa Dirk Heinrichs, Daniel Ehebrecht and Barbara Lenz

  8. One Hundred Years of Movement Control: labour (im)mobility and the South African political economy Jesse Harber

  9. Constructing Wellbeing, Deconstructing Urban (im)Mobilities in Abuja, Nigeria Daniel Oviedo, Caren Levy and Julio D. Dávila

  10. Undertheorized Mobilities Fabiola Berdiel

Epilogue - Creating Planning Knowledge through Dialogue Between Research and Practice Maja Karoline Rynning, Tanu Priya Uteng and Karen Lucas

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Dr Tanu Priya Uteng, Senior Researcher, Department of Mobility and Organisation, Institute of Transport Economics, Oslo

Dr Karen Lucas, Director of Research and Innovation, Associate Professor of Transport Geography, Institute for Transport Studies (ITS), University of Leeds, UK