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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"I would argue that in all aspects—insight, critique,challenge, and reflection—the editors have crafted anexcellent 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 whichconfirms the centrality of transport not only in how we understandcontemporary globalised processes, but how these mobilities andflows are intimately woven into the fabric of everyday life."(Geographical Journal, 2009)

"A valuable edited collection ... comprehensive, accessible andup-to-date guide. ... A wealth of student-friendly featuresand the collection is lavishly illustrated ... An excellent wayinto 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 theUniversity of Salford and a member of the Research Institute forthe Built and Human Environment.

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

Iain Docherty
is a Senior Lecturer in the Department ofManagement at the University of Glasgow and Chair of the TransportGeography Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society (withthe Institute of British Geographers).

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Table of Contents

List of Figures.

Notes on Contributors.


List of Abbreviations.

Part 1: Fundamentals of Transport Geographies:.

1. Introducing Transport Geographies: Jon Shaw (University ofPlymouth), Richard Knowles (University of Salford) and IainDocherty (University of Glasgow).

2. Transport and Economic Development: Danny MacKinnon(University of Aberdeen), Gordon Pirie (University of the WesternCape) and Matthias Gather (Erfurt University of AppliedSciences).

3. Transport and the Environment: Stephen Potter (OpenUniversity) and Ian Bailey (University of Plymouth).

4. Transport and Social Justice: Julian Hine (University ofUlster).

5. Transport Governance and Ownership: Jon Shaw, Richard Knowlesand Iain Docherty.

Part 2: Transport Flows and Spaces:.

6. Connected Cities: Iain Docherty, Genevieve Giuliano(University of Southern California) and Donald Houston (Universityof Dundee).

7. Geographies of Rural Transport: David Gray (Robert GordonUniversity), John Farrington (University of Aberdeen) and AndreasKagermeier (University of Trier).

8. Inter-urban and Regional Transport: Clive Charlton(University of Plymouth) and Tim Vowles (Colorado StateUniversity).

9. Global Air Transport: Brian Graham (University of Ulster) andAndrew R. Goetz (University of Denver).

10. International Maritime Freight Movements: Jean-Paul Rodrigue(Hofstra University) and Michael Browne (University ofWestminster).

11. Individual Transport Patterns: Stephen Stradling (NapierUniversity) and Jillian Anable (Robert Gordon University).

12. Transport, Tourism and Leisure: Derek Hall (ScottishAgricultural College).

Part 3: Future Transport Geographies:.

13. Transport Directions to the Future: Glenn Lyons (Universityof the West of England) and Becky Loo (University of HongKong).

14. Revitalized Transport Geographies: John Preston (Universityof Southampton) and Kevin O’Connor (University ofMelbourne).



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