Mobility: A New Urban Design and Transport Planning Philosophy for a Sustainable Future

This brand new book by John Whitelegg of the Stockholm Environment Institute sets out a rationale for a transformation of the mobility  landscape and argues that the sustainable transport options simply cannot thrive in a world that remains wedded to more mobility and the manifestations of that cultural and political bias (subsidy, infrastructure and an astonishing lack of attention to death, injury, air pollution, climate change and social justice).  See here for more information and await a review in the TGRG.
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Book review: Introduction to Tourism Transport by Sven Gross and Louisa Klemmer.

Jo Guiver reviewed Introduction to Tourism Transport by Sven Gross and Louise Klemmer.   She recognises the challenges in writing about tourism transport and emphasises the research which allowed for thorough coverage of the breadth of modes available. Her review, available here, concludes that the book provides an excellent reference point but this introduction could be built upon to consider the interrelationships between supply and demand and implications for sustainability.

Gross and Klemmer

 

This review is published with the kind permission of Elsevier. It is also available via Science Direct, published in The Journal of Transport Geography, Vol 46  Jo Guiver, Introduction to Tourism Transport, Sven Gross, Louisa Klemmer.
Cabi Tourism Texts, Wallingford (2014). £37.50, Paperback,
ISBN:978 1 78064 214 7, page 252, Copyright Elsevier (2015).

Book Review Essay: Air transport revolution: socio-economic impact and open questions

Renato Redondi has provided the Journal of Transport Geography’s first essay style review, titled: Air transport revolution: socio-economic impact and open questions.  In this he critiques:

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Redondi’s evaluation and discussion of these edited volumes which ‘investigate the complex relationships between the air transport phenomenon, its main driving causes and its multifaceted effects’ is available here.

This review is published with the kind permission of Elsevier. It is also available via Science Direct, published in The Journal of Transport Geography, Vol 46  Renato Redondi, Air transport revolution: socio-economic impact and open questions. The Geographies of Air Transport, Andrew R. Goetz, Lucy Budd. Ashgate, UK (2014). £65, ISBN: 978-1409453314 (hardcover); ISBN: 978-1472405302 (ebook). Low Cost Carriers – Emergence, Expansion and Evolution, Lucy Budd, Stephen Ison. Ashgate, UK (2014), £130, ISBN: 978-1409469032 (hardcover), pages 248-251, Copyright Elsevier (2015).

Book review: The Routledge Handbook of Mobilities by Peter Adey, David Bissell, Kevin Hannam, Peter Merriman, Mimi Sheller (Eds.)

Susan Pringle reviewed The Routledge Handbook of Mobilities, edited by Peter Adey, David Bissell, Kevin Hannam, Peter Merriman, and Mimi Sheller.

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In her review she highlights that:

“The gamut of topics [in the book] runs from the tangible to the intangible, from the manufacture, and meaning, of the seemingly ubiquitous Hawaiian pizza through to the pathways taken by an invisible virus as it travels through populations.”

To find out more read the review in full here.

This review is published with the kind permission of Elsevier. It is also available via Science Direct, published in The Journal of Transport Geography, Vol 45  Susan Pringle, The Routledge Handbook of Mobilities, Peter Adey, David Bissell, Kevin Hannam, Peter Merriman, Mimi Sheller. Routledge, Abingdon (2013). £140, ISBN: 978-0-415-66771-5 (hardback); £140, ISBN: 978-1-315-85757-2 (ebook) pages 81-82, Copyright Elsevier (2015).

Book Review: Sustainable Automotive Technologies 2013 Proceedings of the 5th International Conference ICSAT 2013, by J. Wellnitz, A. Subic, R. Trufin (Eds.)

Aoife Foley‘s review of Sustainable Automotive Technologies 2013 Proceedings of the 5th International Conference ICSAT edited by Jörg Wellnitz, Aleksandar Subic and Ramona Trufin highlights that these proceedings are ‘an engineering rather than a transport geography exploration of sustainable automotive technologies’.  However, as Foley states, solutions to the reliance on unsustainable automotive technologies are ‘multidisciplinary and multi-sectorial in nature’.   Read the review in full here to find out more about the contribution to knowledge that this edited volume makes.

Sustainable Automative Technologies

This review is published with the kind permission of Elsevier. It is also available via Science Direct, published in The Journal of Transport Geography, Vol 45, Aoife Foley,  Sustainable Automotive Technologies 2013 Proceedings of the 5th International Conference ICSAT 2013, J. Wellnitz, A. Subic, R. Trufin (Eds.). Springer International Publishing, Switzerland (2014). £126 (hardback); £100.50 (eBook), ISBN: 978-3-319-01883-6 (hardback); ISBN: 978-3-319-01884-3 (eBook), pages 83-84, Copyright Elsevier (2015).

Book Review: Interviewing for Qualitative Inquiry: A Relational Approach by R. Josselson.

In Rebecca Johnson‘s review of Interviewing for Qualitative Inquiry: A Relational Approach by Ruthellen Josselson she states that:

“The book is well written, and leaves a feeling that one has been to a particularly good workshop, or sat down with the author over coffee to chat about what narrative interviewing entails.”

To consider whether it is a book you would like to add to your methodological collection read the review in full here.

Interviewing for Qualitative Inquiry

This review is published with the kind permission of Elsevier. It is also available via Science Direct, published in The Journal of Transport Geography, Vol 44, Rebecca Johnson, Interviewing for Qualitative Inquiry: A Relational Approach, R. Josselson. The Guilford Press, New York (2013). £20.99, Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-4625-1000-9, page 89, Copyright Elsevier (2015).

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