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A Companion to Transport, Space and Equity
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A Companion to Transport, Space and Equity

9781788119818 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Robin Hickman, Beatriz Mella Lira, Bartlett School of Planning, University College London, UK, Moshe Givoni, Transport Research Unit, Department of Geography and the Human Environment, Tel-Aviv University, Israel and Karst Geurs, Centre for Transport Studies, University of Twente, the Netherlands
Publication Date: 2019 ISBN: 978 1 78811 981 8 Extent: 336 pp
With social inequity in urban spaces becoming an increasing concern in our modern world, The Elgar Companion to Transport, Space and Equity explores the relationships between transport and social equity. Transport systems and infrastructure investment can lead to inequitable travel behaviours, with certain socio-demographic groups using particular parts of the transport system and accessing particular activities and opportunities.

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With social inequity in urban spaces becoming an increasing concern in our modern world, A Companion to Transport, Space and Equity explores the relationships between transport and social equity. Transport systems and infrastructure investment can lead to inequitable travel behaviours, with certain socio-demographic groups using particular parts of the transport system and accessing particular activities and opportunities.

Employing international case studies to scrutinise the spatial and social equity impacts of transport systems and infrastructure, the contributors bring together wide-ranging empirical research to fill in the lacunae on social equity. This nuanced and comprehensive Companion examines transport investments, and related changes in accessibility, urban form and development, house prices and gentrification to better understand the complex relationships between transport and social equity. Drawing together competing perspectives, this book highlights the range and dimensions of the debate, the complexity and tensions, and the progression of the argument over time.

Provocative and comprehensive, this book will serve as an impressive guide for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as offering a detailed reference point for researchers and academics working on urban social equity. Consultants and policy makers overseeing transport infrastructure, city planning and wider public policy will also benefit from this book’s rigorous empirical approach to transport impacts.
Critical Acclaim
‘This unique and comprehensive volume provides a much-needed lens into multiple dimensions of transport equity across the life cycle, genders, modes, and indeed, the entire globe. By drawing from a diverse collection of cases, this collection advances our understanding of equitable transport, with relevant implications for theory and practice alike.’
- Karen Chapple, University of California, Berkeley, US

‘This impressive collection by international authorities brings together aspects of equity issues in transport, space and society. Its strength is that it includes not just conceptual issues but puts these firmly in the context of case studies drawn from all over the world and countries at differing stages of development.’
– Roger Vickerman, University of Kent, UK
Contributors
Contributors: N. Akyelken, D. Banister, C. Benna Skytt-Larsen, E. Beyazit, J. Bienvenido Manuel Biona, G. Boisjoly, K. Bothe, M. Cao, Y. Cornet, C. Curtis, R. Deboosere, T. Deng, A. El-Geneidy, E. Feitelson, K. Geurs, M. Givoni, B. Gleeson, M. Higgins, H. Hu, S. Li, L. Liu, N. Lopez, K. Lucas, G. Lyons, C. Macharis, A. Perl, F. Rodriguez, J. Scheurer, R. Shliselberg, E. Smeds, J. Stanley, J. Sun, C. Sungur, G. te Boveldt, I. Thompson, Q. Wu, Y. Zhang
Contents
Contents:

PART I: Introduction
1. Transport and space and social equity impacts
Robin Hickman, Beatriz Mella Lira, Moshe Givoni and Karst Geurs

PART II: Transport and Spatial Impacts
2. Understanding the relationship between changes in accessibility to jobs, income and unemployment in Toronto.
Robbin Deboosere, Geneviève Boisjoly and Ahmed El-Geneidy

3. Reducing social spatial inequity with public transport in Melbourne, Australia
Jan Scheurer and Carey Curtis

4. Exploring the travel mode choice of rail transit with geographically weighted regression: Evidence from Chongqing
Lixun Liu

5. Considering the impacts of HSR on China’s East Coast Region
Qiyan Wu, Anthony Perl, Jingwei Sun, Taotao Deng and Haoyu Hu

6. Automobile peripheries: travel to school in suburban London through the lens of social practice
Emilia Smeds

7. The impact of transport connectivity on housing prices
Imogen Thompson

PART III: Transport and Social Equity Impacts
8. Equity aspects of transportation in a multi-network world: a societal perspective
Eran Feitelson

9. Urban public transport investment and socio-spatial development: the case of the Copenhagen Metro
Kristian Bothe and Christine Benna Skytt-Larsen

10. Assessing transport equity or healthcare in Metro Manila
Neil Stephen Lopez and Jose Bienvenido Manuel Biona

11. Working women and unequal mobilities in the urban periphery
Eda Beyazit and Ceyda Sungur

12. Planning transport to meet the needs of children and young people
Janet Stanley, John Stanley and Brendan Gleeson

13. Social assessment of transport projects in Global South cities using community perceptions of needs
Karen Lucas, Nihan Akyelken and Janet Stanley

PART IV: Emerging Approaches to Socio-Spatial Equity Analysis
14. Reasonable travel time – the traveller’s perspective
David Banister, Yannick Cornet, Moshe Givoni and Glenn Lyons

15. Using different approaches to evaluate individual social equity in transport
Mengqiu Cao, Yongping Zhang, Yuerong Zhang, Shengxiao Li and Robin Hickman

16. Why the Capability Approach can offer an alternative to transport project assessment,
Beatriz Mella Lira

17. Assessing utility, feasibility and equity with competence-based multi criteria analysis
Geert te Boveldt, Imre Keseru and Cathy Macharis

18. Using behavioural economics to inform more effective planning and delivery of cycling projects
Matt Higgins

19. Operationalising motility for transport policy
Rebecca Shliselberg and Moshe Givoni

20. Exploring the links between mobility capital and human flourishing in Buenos Aires
Florencia Rodriguez Touron

PART V: CONCLUSIONS
21. What next? Reflections for research and practice
Karst Geurs, Moshe Givoni, Beatriz Mella Lira and Robin Hickman

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