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Moving Towards Low Carbon Mobility

Edited by Moshe Givoni, Director, Transport Research Unit, Department of Geography and the Human Environment, Tel-Aviv University, Israel and David Banister, University of Oxford, UK
The transport sector has been singularly unsuccessful in becoming low carbon and less resource intensive. This book takes an innovative and holistic social, cultural and behavioural perspective, as well as covering the more conventional economic and technological dimensions, to provide a more complete understanding of the mobility and transport system and its progress towards high carbon mobility.
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Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 978 1 78100 722 8
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The transport sector has been singularly unsuccessful in becoming low carbon and less resource intensive. This book takes an innovative and holistic social, cultural and behavioural perspective, as well as covering the more conventional economic and technological dimensions, to provide a more complete understanding of the mobility and transport system and its progress towards high carbon mobility.

The book uses this platform to explore the means to achieve low carbon mobility through outlining alternative pathways, through an investigation of theories of change, and through alternative visions of the low carbon transport city. The book’s core message is that the complexity of the mobility and transport system should not encourage inaction, but strong and immediate action. In addition to implementing a wide range of policy measures, the book argues for a fundamental change in ‘thinking’ when it comes to transport policy, governance and analysis approaches, before low carbon mobility becomes a reality.

Bringing together the latest thinking on transport, mobility and the environment, this book will appeal to researchers and students interested in sustainability issues and sustainable transport and transport related areas in particular, including policy makers as well as a more general professional audience.
‘This very interesting book explores the issues and approaches that society must take to shift to lower carbon usage in transportation. . . Each expert contributor provides excellent insight into the various facets of contemporary mobility systems and transportation practices to help the reader understand the complexities of transportation and related environmental concerns. Topics include urbanization and transportation in urban areas travel patterns, accessibility to transportation, and financial aspects.’
– W.J. Sproule, Choice

In their new book, Moving Towards Low Carbon Mobility, Moshe Givoni and David Banister have succeeded in doing what few edited volumes achieve. They have put together a set of chapters by international experts on a range of topics that link together tightly as a coherent whole.
– Michael Kuby, Journal of Transport Geography

‘For a thorough and thoughtful perspective on what it will take to de-carbonize cities of the future, this book is a must-read. Technology alone, we are told, will not create the post-carbon city. As important is coming to grips with a complex web of cultural, institutional, financial, and social factors that powerfully shape mobility choices, now and in the future. A balanced, holistic approach that reveals how the many elements of contemporary transport systems work together offers the best hope for achieving more sustainable, less carbon-intensive mobility futures.’
– Robert Cervero, University of California, Berkeley, US

‘This is not just another book about transport and climate change. It sensibly places transport within the much broader concept of mobility and explores all aspects of travel behaviour, of people and goods, and the infrastructure needs to serve these, leading to a balanced set of policy proposals. This volume, compiled by an internationally eminent team of researchers, is essential reading for all those wanting a balanced and objective analysis of this critical topic.’
– Roger Vickerman, University of Kent, UK

‘A unique assemblage of papers by top international experts that together cover every aspect of the transport-mobility-environment relationship – today’s central issue for transport planners worldwide.’
– Sir Peter Hall, University College London, UK

‘The book is an excellent piece of work. It draws on cutting-edge knowledge on all issues related to the problems of the presently high carbon mobility system and draws on knowledge about ways to achieve low carbon mobility. It is highly recommendable for undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as for anyone interested to know more about the intractable problems embedded in a high carbon mobility system.’
– Erling Holden, Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning

Contributors: N. Akyelken, M. Al-Chalabi, D. Banister, E. Beyazit, J. Bishop, M. Givoni, R. Hickman, J. Liu, J. Macmillen, J. Markovich, A. Neves, T. Schwanen, M. Tran
Contents:

Preface

1. Mobility, Transport and Carbon
Moshe Givoni and David Banister

PART I: KEY ELEMENTS IN THE MOBILITY AND TRANSPORT SYSTEM
2. Mobility Cultures
Eda Beyazit

3. Accessibility, Equity and Transport
Julia Markovich

4. Governance, Policy and Mobility Futures
James Macmillen

5. Urbanization and Future Mobility
Robin Hickman

6. Unpacking Travel Behaviour
Malek Al-Chalabi

7. Technology
Justin Bishop

8. Future Energy Mix and Transport
Martino Tran

9. Finance and Investment in Transport
Nihan Akyelken

10. Supply Chains
Jian Liu

11. Transport and the Environment
Andre Neves

12. Mobility as a Complex System: Key Elements and Interactions
James Macmillen

PART II: TOWARDS LOW CARBON MOBILITY
13. Alternative Pathways to Low Carbon Mobility
Moshe Givoni

14. Sociotechnical Transition in the Transport System
Tim Schwanen

15. City Transport in a Post Carbon Society
David Banister

16. Thinking Change and Changing Thinking
David Banister, Moshe Givoni, James Macmillen and Tim Schwanen

Index