Book Review: Moving Towards Low Carbon Mobility, Moshe Givoni, David Banister (Eds.)

Michael Kuby provides a thought-provoking review of Moving Towards Low Carbon Mobility edited by Moshe Givoni and David Banister.

Givoni and Banister

A short summary including a link to a copy of the review follows

Kuby recognises that the interdisciplinary approach to achieving low carbon mobility posited in Givoni and Banister’s book is not new, yet the arguments put forward provide a  ‘coherent’ edited volume.  The book is formed of two parts, the first providing a conceptual understanding and the second exploring the future pathways.

Whilst the review is overwhelmingly positive, Kuby does highlight ‘certain chapters on certain issues’ with which he disagrees.  For example, he debates where the balance of priorities lie in a sustainable transport system.  He has approached the review with an open mind as exemplified in his discussion of the concluding  chapter, which he expected to disagree with, which led him to recognise presuppositions and question his own entrenched opinions.

In considering the audience of the book Kuby highlights that to be a primary reference for North American students the book would benefit details of, for instance, the Adams 4-stage model of urban transport technologies and city-building but, he recognises the role of book in highlighting European approaches to policy and practice to a wider audience, given that the majority if contributors are UK-based.

A copy of the review is available here with the kind permission of Elsevier. It is also available via Science Direct.

This article was published in The Journal of Transport Geography, Vol 40, Michael Kuby, Moving Towards Low Carbon Mobility, Moshe Givoni, David Banister (Eds.). Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., Cheltenham, UK (2013). $94.50 (hardback), $36.00 (paperback 2014), ISBN: 978 1 78100 722 8 pages 161-162, Copyright Elsevier (2014).

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