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.
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).