Views of the city:multiple pathways to sustainable transport futures

Evans, Robert and Guy, Simon and Marvin, Simon (2001) Views of the city:multiple pathways to sustainable transport futures. Local Environment : The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability, 6 (2). pp. 121-133. ISSN 1354-9839

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Abstract

In this paper we look behind the notion of sustainable transport and highlight the tensions and contradictions between the different ways of achieving this. The paper examines transportation plans for a major UK city and describes how these develop the idea and practice of sustainable transport and demand management along three quite distinct trajectories. By focusing on both the technological and the institutional dimensions of three different routes to sustainable transport, the analysis explicates the different ways in which the urban transport problem is framed, the different socio-technical logics of demand management embodied in the plans and the differing ways in which institutional relationships are (re)constituted. A key finding is that technological and institutional innovations are inversely related so that radical technological innovation often serves to reinforce existing social relations of power and exclusion. The conclusion drawn is that the choice is not just between a sustainable and an unsustainable transport future, but also between different forms of sustainability.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Local Environment : The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3305
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Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
ID Code: 75290
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 20 Aug 2015 09:32
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2019 18:42
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/75290

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