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Book Review: High Mobility in Europe: Work and Personal Life, edited by Gil Viry and Vincent Kaufmann

Debbie Hopkins‘ review of High Mobility in Europe: Work and Personal Life,  by Gil Viry and Vincent Kaufmann (Eds.)  critiques to question posed by the book and discusses the key contributions to knowledge and understanding.

She highlights that the book ‘provides critical insights into changing mobility practice and the intersection of work and personal lives’, despite being a little data heavy.   Read her full review here to understand more about the editors’ contributions to transport geography and other disciplines.

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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 55, Debbie Hopkins, High Mobility in Europe: Work and Personal Life. Gil Viry and Vincent Kaufmann (Eds.). 2015. Basingstoke, UK, and New York, US: Palgrave Macmillan. (£65.00 (hardback). ISBN 978-1-137-44737-1

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Book Review: Mobility: A New Urban Design and Transport Planning Philosophy for a Sustainable Future by John Whitelegg

Richard Knowles‘ review of John Whitelegg‘s book,  Mobility: A New Urban Design and Transport Planning Philosophy for a Sustainable Future, emphasises the author’s thematic approach to negating the dominant mobility paradigm.

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Knowles strongly recommends this book to a range of audiences. Read his full review 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 52, Richard Knowles, Mobility, J. Whitelegg, Straw Barnes Press, Church Stretton, Shropshire, UK, £6.99 (E-book), (2015), ISBN: 978-0-946309-02-3

 

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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