1st Edition

Re-thinking Mobility Poverty Understanding Users' Geographies, Backgrounds and Aptitudes

Edited By Tobias Kuttler, Massimo Moraglio Copyright 2021
    316 Pages 56 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    316 Pages 56 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book seeks to better conceptualise and define mobility poverty, addressing both its geographies and socio-economic landscapes. It moves beyond the analysis of ‘transport poverty’ and innovatively explores mobility inequalities and social construction of mobility disadvantages.

    The debate on mobility poverty is gaining momentum due to its role in triggering social exclusion and economic deprivation. In this light, this book examines the social construction of mobility poverty by delving into mobility patterns and needs as they are differently experienced by social groups in different geographical situations. It considers factors such as the role of transport regimes and their social value when analysing the social construction of individual´s mobility needs. Furthermore, the gaps between articulated and unarticulated needs are identified by observing actual travel patterns of individuals. The book offers a comparison of the global phenomenon through fieldwork conducted in six different European countries – Greece, Portugal, Italy, Luxembourg, Romania and Germany.

    This book will be useful reading for planners, sociologists, geographers, mobility/transport researchers, mobility advocates, policy-makers and transport practitioners.

    The Open Access version of this book, available at https://doi.org/10.4324/9780367333317, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

    Foreword: A Mobility Justice Lens on Mobility Poverty

    Mimi Sheller


    Tobias Kuttler and Massimo Moraglio

    Part 1: Social Skills and Individual Aptitudes

    1.Learning Mobility

    Tobias Kuttler and Massimo Moraglio

    2. Unequal Mobilities, Network Capital and Mobility Justice

    Tobias Kuttler and Massimo Moraglio

    3. The Impact of Life Events on Travel Behaviour

    Delphine Grandsart

    Part 2: Geographies of Mobility Poverty

    4. The Spatial Dimension of Mobility Poverty

    Tobias Kuttler

    5. The Urban Arena

    Tobias Kuttler

    6. The Rural Arena

    Stefano Borgato, Silvia Maffii and Cosimo Chiffi

    Part 3: Societal Roots and Impacts

    7. Women and Gender-Related Aspects

    Stefano Borgato, Silvia Maffii, Patrizia Malgieri and Cosimo Chiffi

    8. People on Low Income and Unemployed Persons

    Stefano Borgato, Silvia Maffii and Simone Bosetti

    9. Impacts on Mobility in An Ageing Europe

    Vasco Reis and André Freitas

    10. The Predicaments of European Disabled People

    Vasco Reis and André Freitas

    11. Migrants, Ethnic Minorities and Mobility Poverty

    Patrick Egmond, Tobias Kuttler and Joanne Wirtz

    12. Children and Young People

    Stefano Borgato, Silvia Maffii and Simone Bosetti

    Part 4: The Fieldwork

    13. Forced Car Ownership and Forced Bus Usage. Contrasting Realities of Unemployed And Elderly People In Rural Regions: The Case Of Guarda, Portugal

    Vasco Reis and André Freitas

    14. Perception of Mobility Poverty in Remote Peri-Urban Salento (Italy)

    Cosimo Chiffi, Silvia Maffii and Patrizia Malgieri

    15. Isolation, Individualism and Sharing: Mobility Poverty in Naxos And Small Cyclades, Greece

    Akrivi Vivian Kiousi, Maria-Zoi Konidi and Dariya Rublova

    16. Unmet Needs: Exploring Mobility Poverty in Buzău, Romania

    Razvan Andrei Gheorghiu and Valentin Iordache

    17. Towards an Understanding of The Social Meanings of Mobility – The Case Of Esslingen, Germany

    Tobias Kuttler

    18. Mobility Poverty in Luxembourg: Crossing Borders, Real Estate, Vulnerable Groups and Migrants

    Patrick Van Egmond and Joanne Wirtz


    Findings and Conclusions

    Tobias Kuttler and Massimo Moraglio


    Tobias Kuttler is a geographer and urban planner, working on urban development,

    mobility and social disadvantage. He is a researcher at TU Berlin

    and PhD Candidate at TU Munich. He is writing his PhD dissertation on

    the transformation of the taxi industry in Mumbai, India.

    Massimo Moraglio is a Senior Researcher at Technische Universitat Berlin

    and Coordinator of the MBA “Sustainable Mobility”. His work explores

    the relationship between technology and society, focusing on scenarios and

    transitions. He is a member of the editorial board of Mobilities and Applied

    Mobilities, and editor-in-chief of The Journal of Transport History.