1st Edition

Transport, Mobility, and the Production of Urban Space

Edited By Julie Cidell, David Prytherch Copyright 2015
    336 Pages 17 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    320 Pages 17 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The contemporary urban experience is defined by flow and structured by circulating people, objects, and energy. Geographers have long provided key insights into transportation systems. But today, concerns for social justice and sustainability motivate new, critical approaches to mobilities. Reimagining the city prompts an important question: How best to rethink urban geographies of transport and mobility? This original book explores connections – in theory and practice – between transport geographies and "new mobilities" in the production of urban space. It provides a broad introduction to intersecting perspectives of urban geography, transport geography, and mobilities studies on urban "places of flows." Diverse, international, and leading-edge contributions reinterpret everyday intersections as nodes, urban corridors as links, cities and regions as networks, and the discourses and imaginaries that frame the politics and experiences of mobility. The chapters illuminate nearly all aspects of urban transport, from street regulation and roadway planning, intended and "subversive" practices of car and truck drivers, planning and promotion of mass transit investments, and the restructuring of freight and logistics networks. Together these offer a unique and important contribution for social scientists, planners, and others interested in the politics of the city on the move.

    Approaching the City as Place of Flows.  Foreword 1: Transportation Geographies and Mobilities Studies: Toward Collaboration  Susan Hanson  Foreword 2: Mobilizing Transportation, Transporting Mobilities  Mimi Sheller  1. Introduction: Transportation, Mobilities, and Rethinking Urban Geographies of Flow  David Prytherch and Julie Cidell  Part I: Intersections: Everyday Places as Nodes  2. Rules of the Road: Choreographing Mobility in the Everyday Intersection  David Prytherch  3. Concrete Politics and Subversive Drivers on the Roads of Hyderabad, India  Bascom Guffin  4. A Bridge Too Far: Traffic Engineering Science and the Politics of Rebuilding Milwaukee's Hoan Bridge  Gregg Culver  Part II: Corridors: Links in the Network  5. From Climate Fight to Street Fight: The Politics of Mobility and the Right to the City  Jason Henderson  6. The Social Life of Truck Routes  Peter V. Hall  7. Uncanny Trains: Cities, Suburbs, and the Appropriate Place and Use of Transportation Infrastructure  Julie Cidell  Part III: Networks: Cities and Regions in Wider Context  8. Place-Making, Mobility, and Identity: The Politics and Poetics of Urban Mass Transit Systems in Taiwan  Anru Lee  9. Contesting the Networked Metropolis: The Grand Paris Regime of Metromobility  Theresa Enright  10. Towards a City-Regional Politics of Mobility: In-Between Critical Mobilities and the Political Economy of Urban Transportation  Jean-Paul D. Addie  Part IV: Circulation: Assemblages and Experiences of Mobility  11. Selling the Region as Hub: The Promises, Beliefs, and Contradictions of Economic Development Strategies Attracting Logistics and Flows  Markus Hesse  12. The Politics of Public Transit in Post-Suburban Toronto  Christian Mettke  13. Place-Framing and Regulation of Mobility Flows in Metropolitan "In-Betweens"  Sophie L. Van Neste  14. "Peace, Love & Fun:" An Aerial Cable Car and the Traveling Favela  Bianca Freire-Medeiros and Leonardo Name  Moving Forward  15. Rethinking Mobility at the Urban-Transportation-Geography Nexus  Andrew E.G. Jonas


    Julie Cidell is Associate Professor of Geography and GIS at the University of Illinois.

    David Prytherch is Associate Professor of Geography at Miami University.