Transport Geographies: Mobilities, Flows and Spaces / Edition 1

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This student-friendly text brings together a formidable range of expert insight to introduce the key ideas, concepts and themes of transport geography. Using an issues-based, qualitative approach, the text features a wide range of case-study material. It explores the relationship between transport geography and wider geographical concerns, as well as connections to other areas of study - economics, engineering, environmental studies, political science, psychology, spatial planning, sociology and transport studies.

Topics emphasized in the book include: Centrality of transport as a creator of space and place, Geographical development of transport systems, Links between transport and sustainability, mobility, accessibility and spatial development.

The book highlights the role of transport geography in globalization, and its interplay with economic, social and environmental geographies at a range of spatial scales. It reviews contemporary policy and the role transport geographers can play in policy debates. Both empirically informed and theoretically robust, this compelling text shows the significance of transport in terms of the needs and demands of future travle.

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Editorial Reviews

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"I would argue that in all aspects—insight, critique, challenge, and reflection—the editors have crafted an excellent tome and one from which undergraduates, policy makers, communities, and individuals will certainly benefit." (Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 2009)

"A timely, policy-relevant and cutting-edge collection which confirms the centrality of transport not only in how we understand contemporary globalised processes, but how these mobilities and flows are intimately woven into the fabric of everyday life." (Geographical Journal, 2009)

"A valuable edited collection ... comprehensive, accessible and up-to-date guide. ... A wealth of student-friendly features and the collection is lavishly illustrated ... An excellent way into the topic." (Times Higher Education)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405153232
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/5/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 316
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Knowles is Professor of Transport Geography at the University of Salford and a member of the Research Institute for the Built and Human Environment.

Jon Shaw
is Reader in Human Geography and Director of the Centre for Sustainable Transport at the University of Plymouth.

Iain Docherty
is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management at the University of Glasgow and Chair of the Transport Geography Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers).

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Table of Contents

List of figures     vii
Notes on contributors     xi
Preface     xvii
List of abbreviations     xix
Fundamentals of transport geographies     1
Introducing transport geographies   Jon Shaw   Richard Knowles   Iain Docherty     3
Transport and economic development   Danny MacKinnon   Gordon Pirie   Matthias Gather     10
Transport and the environment   Stephen Potter   Ian Bailey     29
Transport and social justice   Julian Hine     49
Transport governance and ownership   Jon Shaw   Richard Knowles   Iain Docherty     62
Transport flows and spaces     81
Connected cities   Iain Docherty   Genevieve Giuliano   Donald Houston     83
Geographies of rural transport   David Gray   John Farrington   Andreas Kagermeier     102
Inter-urban and regional transport   Clive Charlton   Tim Vowles     120
Global air transport   Brian Graham   Andrew R. Goetz     137
International maritime freight movements   Jean-Paul Rodrigue   MichaelBrowne     156
Individual transport patterns   Stephen Stradling   Jillian Anable     179
Transport, tourism and leisure   Derek Hall     196
Future transport geographies     213
Transport directions to the future   Glenn Lyons   Becky Loo     215
Revitalized transport geographies   John Preston   Kevin O'Connor     227
References     238
Index     278
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