1st Edition

Gender Smart Mobility Concepts, Methods, and Practices

    164 Pages 23 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book presents gender and diversity in smart transport as a cutting-edge issue in urban contexts around the globe.

    It addresses new challenges and possibilities related to the smart transport sector. It demonstrates how gender and diversity are entangled in concepts and various forms of current smart mobility practices in policy, planning, and innovation. Gender Smart Mobility is presented as a game changer for future transport planning and mobility practices and how smart mobility technologies and practices might be created as a common good for all. The readers are presented with fresh approaches ranging from intersectional and visual analysis of smart mobility, gender scripts and language, to gendered innovation of design and planning. Moreover, the readers will encounter engaging boxed features which present historical, cross-cultural, and methodological examples and pose questions for critical thinking.

    This book meets a need for a systematic, accessible, and practical introduction and is of interest to city planners, transport providers, and politicians as well as the general public. It will also be a valuable reference for graduate and postgraduate students at technical universities, schools of architecture and planning, and for students and faculties in the social sciences, humanities, and IT and design studies.

    The Open Access version of this book, available at www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International license. Funded by the University of Copenhagen and the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute.

    Gender Smart Mobility

    Chapter 1. Gender Smart Mobility as a Pillar of Smart City Developments

    Chapter 2. Gender, Mobility and Technology: Historical and Current Perspectives

    Chapter 3. Gender and Diversity in Transport: Theories and Concepts

    Chapter 4. Gender Smart Mobility: Approaches

    Chapter 5. How to Do Gender and Diversity Action Planning

    Chapter 6. From One to Many Tracks: Methodology and Data Collection for Gender Smart Mobility

    Chapter 7: Gender Smart Transport Policy, Employment, and Innovation

    Chapter 8: From the Covid-19 Pandemic to Gender Smart Mobility

    Epilogue: Gender Smart Mobility as a Game Changer


    Hilda Rømer Christensen is an associate professor and head of the Coordination for Gender Studies at the University of Copenhagen. She was a coordinator of the research network Gendering Smart Mobilities in the Nordic Region in 2017–2018 and scientific coordinator of the Horizon 2020 project TInnGO, focused on gender, transport, and smart mobilities in the EU (2019–2021). She is involved in expert research committees at Nordic and European levels and has most recently been appointed to the EU Commission’s Marie Sklodowska-Curie Advisory Board. In 2022, she became the head of the Green transport – technology and diversity project in Danish municipalities, financed by the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science. She has written extensively on gender, culture, religion, welfare, and citizenship and more recently on gender in transport from comparative perspectives. She was the co-editor of Gendering smart moblilities, Routledge 2020 and has contributed to Integrating Gender into Transport Planning. From One to Many Tracks (2019) and Gender and diversity in climate policy published in the Routledge Gender and Environment Series. 2021.

    Michala Hvidt Breengaard is a postdoctoral researcher at the Danish School of Education, Aarhus University. She has worked in the field of climate, sustainability, transport, gender, and diversity for several years, including on the TRANSGEN and TInnGO research projects. Recently, she has conducted research on diversity in cycling and is currently involved in a project on ethnic minority women and cycling. She has worked with various stakeholders in the field of transportation, including politicians, planners, designers, and NGOs, and disseminated knowledge on the social dimensions of transport as well as advised on strategies for mainstreaming gender and diversity in transport and mobility. She has also specialized in feminist studies of family, parenting, and citizenship and holds a PhD on practices of motherhood in the framework of China’s one-child policy.

    Lena Levin is a research leader at the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI). She is the coordinator of the research area Mobility, Social Inclusion and Justice (https://www.vti.se/en/research-areas/mobilitet-delaktighet-och-rattvisa/). She is also an associate professor affiliated with the Department of Technology and Society, Transport and Roads at Lund University. Her research centres on how the transport system is shaped, developed, and utilized by actors with various interests and perspectives. In recent decades, she has conducted research on gender equality and diversity in transport mobility, especially on gender impact assessment (GIA) and social impact assessment (SIA) in transport infrastructure planning. She was a partner in the EU TInnGO EU (2019–2021). She has contributed ‘How to apply gender equality goals in transport and infrastructure planning’ in the book Integrating Gender into Transport Planning. From One to Many Tracks (2019) and is a co-editor of Gendering Smart Mobilities (Routledge, 2020).