Mobility as Practice: an RGS-IBG session write-up

The full title of this RGS-IBG 2013 session was “Mobility as Practice: new frontiers in geographical understandings of urban mobility”. Report by Mags Adams (Salford), Noel Cass and James Faulconbridge (Lancaster) .


The Mobility as Practice session attracted a good audience (30+) and across the two sessions opened up a value line of discussion about the merits of considering questions about transport through the lens of close analysis of the micro-scale details of everyday journeys. Ranging from theoretical questions about the merits of practice theory, to the empirical challenges of observing and filming cycling, the papers demonstrated the vibrancy of research that takes seriously the subtleties of the performance of mobility using a variety of transport means.  In particular the implications of a practice approach for policy concerns about low carbon mobility were clear and discussed in all of the papers.

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