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Imagineering mobility: constructing utopias for future urban transport

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

TIMMS, P.
Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, Leeds, Royaume-Uni
TIGHT, M.
School of Civil Engineering, Univ., Birmingham, Royaume-Uni
WATLING, B.
Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, Leeds, Royaume-Uni


Description :
This article examines concepts about utopia in terms of their form, content, and function, and considers possible reasons for the recent decline in utopian thinking and their ‘replacement’ by a type of futures-thinking that is referred to as dystopian avoidance. It then discusses transport characteristics of utopian thinking in urban planning in the 20th century and considers various ‘antinomies of transport’ with respect to future utopia. It concludes by suggesting that three elements of the transport system should be separately ‘utopianised’: the mobility of people and goods; physical aspects that facilitate or inhibit such mobility; and the system of governance with respect to formulating and implementing transport policy.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Environment and planning A, issn : 0308-518X, 2014, vol. 46, n°. 1, p. 78-93, nombre de pages : 16, Références bibliographiques : 3 p.

Date :
2014

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, London, Pion

Langue :
Anglais
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