448 Pages 33 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    448 Pages 33 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book offers the reader a comprehensive understanding and the multitude of methods utilized in the research of urban mobilities with cities and ‘the urban’ as its pivotal axis. It covers theories and concepts for scholars and researchers to understand, observe and analyse the world of urban mobilities.

    The Handbook of Urban Mobilities facilitates the understanding of urban mobilities within a historic conscience of societal transformation. It explores key concepts and theories within the ‘mobilities turn’ with a particular urban framework, as well as the methods and tools at play when empirical, urban mobilities research is undertaken. This book also explores the urban mobilities practices related to commutes; particular modes of moving; the exploration of everyday life and embodied practices as they manifest themselves within urban mobilities; and the themes of power, conflict, and social exclusion. A discussion of urban planning, public control, and governance is also undertaken in the book, wherein the themes of infrastructures, technologies and design are duly considered.

    With chapters written in an accessible style, this handbook carries timely contributions within the contemporary state of the art of urban mobilities research. It will thus be useful for academics and students of graduate programmes and post-graduate studies within disciplines such as urban geography, political science, sociology, anthropology, urban planning, traffic and transportation planning, and architecture and urban design.

    List of contributors
    Introduction Malene Freudendal-Pedersen, Ole B. Jensen, Ida Sofie Gøtzsche Lange, Vincent Kaufmann and Claus Lassen

    Section I: Histories, concepts and theories
    1 Mobility justice in urban studies Mimi Sheller 2 Modern urbanization Mikkel Thelle 3 Networks, flows and the city of automobilities Sven Kesselring 4 Mobility capital and motility Vincent Kaufmann and Ander Audikana 5 Co-design times and mobilities Luc Gwiazdzinski

    Section II: Methods, tools and approaches
    6 Mobile ethnographies of the city Phillip Vannini and Nicholas Scott 7 Mobile futures through present behaviours and discourses Emmanuel Ravalet 8 Digital approaches and mobilities in the Big Data era Jean-François Lucas 9 A methodological hybridization to analyze orientation experience in the urban environment Joël Meissonnier 10 Methodologies for understanding and improving pedestrian mobility Michel Bierlaire, Riccardo Scarinci, Marija Nikolić, Yuki Oyama, Nicholas Molyneaux and Zhengchao Wang

    Section III: Commutes, modes and rhythms
    11 The walking commute: gendered and generationed Lesley Murray 12 The future of the car commute Weert Canzler 13 Ups and downs with urban cycling Jonas Larsen 14 The train commute Hanne Louise Jensen 15 Waiting (for Departure) Robin Kellermann 16 Moving and pausing Julie Cidell 17 Providing and working in rhythms Katrine Hartmann-Petersen

    Section IV: Everyday life, bodies and practices
    18 Life course and mobility Gil Viry 19 Urban pram strolling Martin Trandberg Jensen 20 The video-ethnography of embodied urban mobilities Christian Licoppe 21 Routine and revelation: Dis-embodied urban mobilities Lynne Pearce 22 Habit as a better way to understand urban mobilities Thomas Buhler 23 Residential mobility Patrick Rérat 24 Urban mobility and migrations Aurore Flipo

    Section V: Power, conflict and social exclusion
    25 Mobility and social stratification Sanneke Kloppenburg 26 The conflicted pedestrian: walking and mobility conflict in the city Denver V. Nixon and Tim Schwanen 27 Transitions: methodology and the marginalisation of experience in transport practice Justin Spinney 28 Social implications of spatial mobilities Vincent Kaufmann

    Section VI: Urban planning, design and governance
    29 Planning for urban mobilities and everyday life Malene Freudendal-Pedersen 30 Mobilities design: cities, movements, and materialities Ole B. Jensen 31 The movement of public space Shelley Smith 32 Urban tourism Edward H. Huijbens and Gunnar Thór Jóhannesson 33 The airport city Claus Lassen and Gunvor Riber Larsen 34 Surveillance and urban mobility Francisco Klauser

    Section VII: Infrastructures, technologies and sustainable development
    35 3D printing and the changing logistics of cities Thomas Birtchnell 36 Mobility as a service: moving in the de-synchronized city Chiara Vitrano and Matteo Colleoni 37 Understanding multimodality through rhythm of life: empirical evidence from the Swiss case study Guillaume Drevon and Alexis Gumy 38 Rethinking the large-scale mobility infrastructure projects in sustainable smart city perspective Jian Zhuo 39 Smart cities Federico Cugurullo and Ransford A. Acheampong 40 Sustainable mobility Petter Næss 41 Terminal Towns Ida Sofie Gøtzsche Lange


    Ole B. Jensen is Professor of Urban Theory at the Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology, Aalborg University (Denmark).

    Claus Lassen is Associate Professor and Director of the Centre of Mobility and Urban Studies (C-MUS) at Aalborg University (Denmark).

    Vincent Kaufman is Associate Professor of Urban Sociology and Mobility at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL, Switzerland).

    Malene Freudendal-Pedersen is Professor in Urban Planning at Aalborg University (Denmark) and has an interdisciplinary background linking sociology, geography, urban planning and the sociology of technology.

    Ida Sofie Gøtzsche Lange is Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology, Aalborg University (Denmark).

    "Featuring the most prominent scholars in the field, the Handbook of Urban Mobilities is a must have for all those interested in the intersection of mobilities studies and urban spaces. The essays in the handbook focus on the ways in which mobilities provides a framework to study the urban, and all its related networks, such as people, technologies, geographies, and culture. As such, the authors constantly remind us that mobilities is not only about increased speed, but also about immobilities, moorings, and differential mobilities. Focusing on the the histories, theories, practices, infrastructures and methods to study the interdependence between cities and mobilities, the essays in this handbook constantly ask, "What is urban in mobilities?" 

    - Adriana de Souza e Silva, Professor, Department of Communication, NC State University, USA


    "The social sciences, humanities and design disciplines have become preoccupied with mobilities in the past two decades - and for good reason: the challenges and crises of our cities and our world are utterly linked to how people, things and flows move across the world.  

    In this superb collection, for the first time, readers can gain a state-of-the-art overview of this crucial 'mobilities turn'. Through fully 44 chapters from many of the leading lights in the movement, insightful reviews address all of its key dimensions. Justice, climate change, disability and gender; walking, cycling, driving and public transport; digitisation, 'smart' cities and 'Big Data'; questions of class, ethnicity, (dis)ability and the bodym, issues of design, planning, governance and architecture; the challenges of doing mobility research itself -- all receive expert treatment. The result is a truly definitive collection"

    - Stephen Graham, Professor of Cities and Society, Newcastle University


    "Cities pulse to the rhythms of mobilities. This expertly curated handbook is an essential reference guide for navigating the heady swirl of mobile technologies, infrastructures, practices and materialities that make cities what they are."

    - David Bissell, The University of Melbourne