1st Edition

Critical Essays in Human Geography

ISBN 9780754627036
Published November 27, 2008 by Routledge
552 Pages

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Book Description

Mobility, accessibility, networks, and interactions across space are at the heart of how spaces and places are brought into being and continue to change. In a series of articles that chart the development of thinking about space, place, and transport, this book highlights the role that a geographic perspective has played in transport studies, raises questions about transport policy, and points to additional questions worthy of research. The volume is divided into four parts covering fundamental concepts, individual behaviour in urban spatial context, inter-regional transport and policy issues.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; Part I Fundamental Concepts: Access and Mobility: What about people in regional science?, Torsten Hägerstrand; Accessibility and intraurban travel, S. Hanson and M. Schwab; Individual accessibility revisited: implications for geographical analysis in the 21st century, Mei-Po Kwan and Joe Weber; How derived is the demand for travel? Some conceptual and measurement considerations, Patricia L. Mohktarian and Ilan Salomon. Access, Networks and Development: Spatial reorganization; a model and a concept, Donald G. Janelle; New directions for understanding transportation and land use, G. Guiliano; Transport expansion in underdeveloped countries: a comparative analysis, Edward J. Taaffe, Richard L. Morrill and Peter R. Gould; Mobility in development context: changing perspectives, new interpretations, and the real issues, T.R. Leinbach. Equity: The BART experience - what have we learned?, Melvin M. Webber; Geography and the political economy of urban transportation, David C. Hodge; Identifying winners and losers in transportation, David Levinson. Costs Associated with Transport: Time pollution, John Whitelegg; A review of the literature on the social cost of motor vehicle use in the United States, James J. Murphy and Mark A. Delucchi. Part II Individual Behaviour in Urban Spatial Context: The determinants of daily travel-activity patterns: relative location and sociodemographic factors, Susan Hanson; Space-time budgets, public transport, and spatial choice, P.C. Forer and Helen Kivell; Spatial knowledge acquisition by children: route learning and relational distances, Reginald G. Golledge, Nathan Gale, James W. Pellegrino and Sally Doherty; Gender and individual access to urban opportunities: a study using space-time measures, Mei-Po Kwan; Gender, race, and commuting among service sector workers, Sarah McLafferty and Valerie Preston. Part III Interregional Transport: A geographer's analysis of hub-and-spoke networks, Morton E. O'Kelly; Intermodal

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Susan Hanson, Professor of Geography, University of California at Los Angeles, USA and Mei-Po Kwan, Ohio State University, USA


'Overall, this book constitutes an extraordinary manual for postgraduate students in that it offers a significant overview of some of the most outstanding papers since 1970 in the field of transportation and geography. This can be very helpful for students to frame their research into progress in the discipline. In addition, it is also useful for other scholars and those with limited access to academic journals.' Urban Geography Research Group