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 impacts and influence on travel and mobility patterns within urban spaces. A new field of research of digital social networks and travel behaviour is now emerging. This book presents state-of-the-art knowledge, cutting-edge research and integrated analysis methods from the fields of social networks, travel behaviour and urban analysis. It explores the challenges related to the question of how we can synchronize among social networks activities, transport means, intelligent communication/information technologies and the urban form.
This innovative book encourages multidisciplinary insights and fusion among three disciplines of social networks, travel behaviour and urban analysis. It offers new horizons for research and will be of interest to students and scholars studying mobilities, transport studies, urban geography, urban planning, the built environment and urban policy.
Table of Contents
Pnina Plaut and Dalit Shach-Pinsly
Part I: ICT Social Networks and Travel Behaviour - Theory and Practice
- Social networks theory: definitions and practice.
- How to define Social Network in the context of mobilities?
- Opinion dynamics and complex networks.
- Social Media and Travel Behaviour.
- The Relationship between Social Networks and Spatial Mobility: A Mobile-Phone-Based Study in Estonia.
- On the Relative Importance of Social Influence in Transport-Related Choice Behaviour: Empirical Evidence from Three Stated Choice Experiments.
- Social networks in transit: exploring the development of new network-based travel practices.
- A typology of urban analysis models: disciplines and levels.
- Travel behaviour and social networks interactions with the urban environment, a review. João de Abreu e Silva, Giannis Adamos, Domokos Esztergar-Kiss, Jasna Mariotti, Maria Tsami and Mario Cools
- Modelling the city in dialogue with new social media and modes of travel behaviour.
- Revisiting urban models with ICT data? Some examples from Brussels.
- The evolution of natural cities from the perspective of location-based social media.
Marija Mitrovic Dankulov, María del Mar Alonso-Almeida, Fariya Sharmeen and Agnieszka Lukasiewicz
Bridgette Wessels, Sven Kesselring and Pnina Plaut
Silvana Stefani, Maria Candelaria Gil-Farìna and Marija Mitrovic Dankulov
Emmanouil Chaniotakis, Constantinos Antoniou, Loukas Dimitriou
Anniki Puura, Siiri Silm and Rein Ahas
Bilin Han, Jinhee Kim, Soora Rasouli and Harry Timmermans
Tom Julsrud and Matthew Hanchard
Part II: The Urban Perspective of ICT Social Networks and Travel Behaviour
Constantinos Antoniou, Dalit Shach-Pinsly, Slaven Gasparovic and Francois Sprumont
Antònia Casellas and Itzhak Omer
Arnaud Adam, Gaëtan Montero, Olivier Finance, Ann Verhetsel and Isabelle Thomas
Bin Jiang and Yufan Miao
Looking into the near future of ICT-enabled travel
Anne Vernez- Moudon
Pnina O. Plaut is a professor of transport and urban planning and policy at the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion-IIT. Her research interests focus on smart cities and new mobility services and the nexus among ICT social networks, travel behaviour and urban environments. She is Initiator and Chair of the EU Horizon 2020 COST Action TU1305 titled: Social Networks and Travel Behaviour.
Dalit Shach-Pinsly is an architect and urban designer who is currently a senior lecturer at the Technion–IIT. Her research deals with measuring and evaluating diverse qualitative aspects of the urban environment, such as the Security Rating Index (SRI), presented in her article in LAND journal. She is Co-Initiator of the EU Horizon 2020 COST Action TU1305 titled: Social Networks and Travel Behaviour.