This book considers gender perspectives on the ‘smart’ turn in urban and transport planning to effect-ively provide ‘mobility for all’ while simultaneously attending to the goal of creating green and inclusive cities. It deals with the conceptualisation, design, planning, and execution of the fast-emerging ‘smart’ solutions.
The volume questions the efficacy of transformations being brought by smart solutions and highlights the need for a more robust problem formulation to guide the design of smart solutions, and further maps out the need for stronger governance to manage the introduction and proliferation of smart technologies. Authors from a range of disciplinary backgrounds have contributed to this book, designed to converse with mobility studies, transport studies, urban-transport planning, engineering, human geography, sociology, gender studies, and other related fields.
The book fills a substantive gap in the current gender and mobility discourses, and will thus appeal to students and researchers studying mobilities in the social, political, design, technical, and environmental sciences.
Prologue Tanu Priya Uteng, Hilda Rømer Christensen, and Lena Levin PART I Setting the stage 1 Gendering smart mobilities: an introduction Hilda Rømer Christensen, Tanu Priya Uteng, and Lena Levin 2 Smart mobility – for all? Gender issues in the context of new mobility concepts Barbara Lenz 3 Couples, the car, and the gendering of the life course: what ordinary trip diary data from the past may tell us about smart mobilities in the future Joachim Scheiner 4 Towards an anthropology of transport affect: the place of emotions, gender, and power in smart mobilities Dag Balkmar and Ulf Mellström PART II Smart mobilities and overlaps 5 Gender-sensitive mobility socialisation: understanding mode choice of children and adolescents from a gender perspective Ines Kawgan-Kagan, Julia Schuppan, and Per Ole Petersen 6 Smart cities, smart mobilities, and children Tanja Joelsson 7 Cycling London: an intersectional feminist perspective Tiffany F. Lam 8 Smart gendered mobilities and lessons for gendered smart mobilities: economic migrants in Bristol, UK Avril Maddrell PART III Case studies 9 Gender equality and ‘smart’ mobility: a need for planning to address the real needs of all citizens Lena Levin and Karin Thoresson 10 The gendered dimension of multimodality: exploring the bike-sharing scheme of Oslo Tanu Priya Uteng, Hans Martin Espegren, Torstein S. Throndsen, and Lars Böcker 11 User experiences and perceptions of women-only transport services in Mexico Roberto F. Abenoza, Javier Romero-Torres, Oded Cats, and Yusak O. Susilo 12 Smart biking as gendered innovations and smart city experiment? The case of Mobike in China Hilda Rømer Christensen 13 Gendering smart mobilities in Latin America: are ‘smart cities’ smart enough to improve social justice? Lake Sagaris 14 Smart as agency and human interaction: exploring the work of women bus conductors in Bengaluru, India Morgan Campbell 15 Some gender equality and equity planning cases in urban planning in Malmö, or how I became a transport feminist Daniel Svanfelt Summing up Epilogue: towards an intersectional understanding of transport transitions Daniel Oviedo and Tanu Priya Uteng Index