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Green Library
volumes : illustrations ; 18 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xi, 302 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
  • Introduction: toward a theory of the machine
  • Finessing the interval
  • Inhabiting the interval
  • Operation without capacity
  • Gaming the interval
  • Forty-four minutes
  • Ninety seconds
  • Conclusion: reflections on the gap.
With its infamously packed cars and disciplined commuters, Tokyo's commuter train network is one of the most complex technical infrastructures on Earth. In An Anthropology of the Machine, Michael Fisch provides a nuanced perspective on how Tokyo's commuter train network embodies the lived realities of technology in our modern world. Drawing on his fine-grained knowledge of transportation, work, and everyday life in Tokyo, Fisch shows how fitting into a system that operates on the extreme edge of sustainability can take a physical and emotional toll on a community while also creating a collective way of life--one with unique limitations and possibilities. An Anthropology of the Machine is a creative ethnographic study of the culture, history, and experience of commuting in Tokyo. At the same time, it is a theoretically ambitious attempt to think through our very relationship with technology and our possible ecological futures. Fisch provides an unblinking glimpse into what it might be like to inhabit a future in which more and more of our infrastructure--and the planet itself--will have to operate beyond capacity to accommodate our ever-growing population.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226558417 20180813
Green Library
xvi, 284 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
  • List of FiguresList of TablesPrefaceIntroduction1. The Long View2. Off the Tracks3. On the Right Track4. "Our Goal Is Zero Accidents"5. Passenger Safety in Modern Times, 1955-20156. Look Out for the TrainConclusionAppendixes1. Train Accidents That Shaped Railroad Safety, 1831-19552. Adjusting Train Accidents for Inflation and Reporting Changes, 1947-19783. Accidents That Shaped Railroad Safety, 1960-2010List of AbbreviationsNotesEssay on SourcesIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781421424156 20180312
Throughout the early twentieth century, railroad safety steadily improved across the United States. But by the 1960s, American railroads had fallen apart, the result of a regulatory straightjacket that eroded profitability and undermined safety. Collisions, derailments, worker fatalities, and grade crossing mishaps skyrocketed, while hazmat disasters exploded into newspaper headlines. In Back on Track, his sequel to Death Rode the Rails, Mark Aldrich traces the history of railroad accidents beginning in 1965, when Congress responded to bankrupt and scandal-ridden carriers by enacting a new safety regime. Aldrich details the federalization of rail safety and the implementation of a massive grade crossing program. He touches on post-1976 economic deregulation, which provided critical financing that underwrote better public safety. He also explores how the National Transportation Safety Board acted as a public scold to shine bright lights on private failings, while Federal Railroad Administration regulations reinforced market incentives for better safety. Ultimately, Aldrich concludes, the past 50 years have seen great strides in restoring railroad safety while enhancing industry profitability. Arguing that it was not inadequate safety regulation but rather stifling economic regulation that initially caused an uptick in train accidents, Back on Track is both a paen to the return of more competitive railroading and the only comprehensive history of the safety of modern American railroads. Praise for Death Rode the Rails"A masterful study of the complex evolution of railroad safety."-American Historical Review"Students of rail safety, and today's Class I railroad managers, need to read this volume."-Trains"Aldrich has created a masterpiece. His research is extensive, drawing on a rich variety of obscure yet relevant sources."-Register of the Kentucky Historical Society"One of the first large-scale scholarly studies of railroad safety in America."-Railroad History"A thought-provoking and well-grounded contribution to the history of American economic development."-Journal of American History"Pioneering... A central message of Aldrich's book is that 'little accidents' played a crucial though until now largely hidden role in the gradual evolution of a risk society."-Technology and Culture"A work of merit... essential reading for historians of transport safety, business, and technology."-Journal of Transport History"Impressive and thoroughly researched... Demonstrates how railroad safety evolved from the intersection of market pressures, technology, and public sentiment."-Journal of Southern History.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781421424156 20180312
Green Library
434 p. ; 24 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
264 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Chapter 1: Introduction and Context Chapter 2: Accessibility and the Purpose of Cities Chapter 3: Quantitative Analysis of Regional Transportation Plans Chapter 4: Quantitative Analysis of Regional Scenario Plans Chapter 5: Quantitative Analysis of Historical VMT Growth Chapter 6: Qualitative Analysis of Regional Transportation Plans Chapter 7: End of Mobility.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815381037 20180828
Planning at a metropolitan scale is important for effective management of urban growth, transportation systems, air quality, and watershed and green-spaces. It is fundamental to efforts to promote social justice and equity. Best Practices in Metropolitan Transportation Planning shows how the most innovative metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) in the United States are addressing these issues using their mandates to improve transportation networks while pursuing emerging sustainability goals at the same time. As both a policy analysis and a practical how-to guide, this book presents cutting-edge original research on the role accessibility plays - and should play - in transportation planning, tracks how existing plans have sought to balance competing priorities using scenario planning and other strategies, assesses the results of various efforts to reduce automobile dependence in cities, and explains how to make planning documents more powerful and effective. In highlighting the most innovative practices implemented by MPOs, regional planning councils, city and county planning departments and state departments of transportation, this book aims to influence other planning organizations, as well as influence federal and state policy discussions and legislation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815381037 20180828
Green Library
294 pages ; 23 cm
Green Library
329 pages ; 21 cm.
Green Library
xiii, 169 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Acknowledgments Prologue Foreword by Professor Peter Newman Part I: The Concept Chapter 1 Connecting Places, Connecting People Chapter 2 Connecting Places for Better Communities Part II: Mapping the Context: Urban Reconfigurations Chapter 3 Reconfiguring Movement Chapter 4 'Making' Places: Urban & Suburban Transformations Part III: Connecting Places, Connecting People: Making it Happen! Chapter 5 Remodeling Approaches: Empowering Place Making and Connectivity Chapter 6 Evaluating People, Place & Transport Connectivity Part IV: The Future Chapter 7 Emerging Challenges-Connected Places in the Global South Chapter 8 Emerging Challenges-Technology Mega-trends & Demographic Shifts Epilogue: Ethnography of Place and Movement Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138213050 20171218
What is a better community? How can we reconfigure places and transport networks to create environmentally friendly, economically sound and socially just communities? How can we meet the challenges of growing pollution, depleting fossil fuels, rising gasoline prices, traffic congestion, traffic fatalities, increased prevalence of obesity, and lack of social inclusion? The era of car-based planning has led to the disconnection of people and place in developed countries, and is rapidly doing so in developing countries of the Global South. The unfolding megatrend in technological innovation, while adding new patterns of future living and mobility in the cities, will question the relevance of face-to-face connections. What will be the 'glue' that holds communities together in the future? To build better communities, to build better cities, we need to reconnect people and places. Connecting Places, Connecting People offers a new paradigm for place making, by reordering urban planning principles from prioritizing movement of vehicles to focusing on places and the people that live in them. Numerous case studies, including many from the Global South (developing countries) illustrate how this can be realized or fallen short of in practical terms. Importantly, citizens need to be engaged in policy development, to connect with each other and with government agencies. To measure the connectivity attributes of places and the success of strategies to meet the needs, an Audit Tool is offered for a continual quantitative and qualitative evaluation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138213050 20171218
Green Library
414 pages : illustrations, maps, charts ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction : La digue, le sable et le quai ou l'histoire en chantier des bâtisseurs du littoral -- Technicité, innovation et expertise -- L'entretien des "ports de France" à l'époque moderne. Techniques, mise en oeuvre et innovations (XVIIe XVIIIe siècles) -- Le personnel technique de la communauté de Nantes et la question de l'exécution des travaux "par voie d'économie" au XVIIIe siècle -- L'aménagement du port de Vannes au XVIIIe Une succession de projets avortés -- Les portes maritimes de Bordeaux. Les aménagements de l'embouchure de la Gironde au XVIIIe siècle -- L'outillage dans l'aménagement portuaire de l'estuaire de la Loire au ne siècle, le cas des engins de levage à Nantes -- Une science des ports à l'École des ponts ? Genèse et évolution de l'enseignement des travaux portuaires (XVIIIe-XXe siècle) -- Travaux marchés et entrepreneurs -- Le département des Ponts et Chaussées et les entrepreneurs des ouvrages maritimes dans la seconde moitié du XVIIIe siècle -- Les entrepreneurs des fortifications du littoral, stratégies et trajectoires d'un microcosme lorientais et port-louisien (1695-1815) -- Pauvreté et travaux portuaires. Les ateliers de charité dans les ports bretons au XVIIIe siècle -- L'adjudication des petits travaux maritimes : évolution, spécialisation et contrôle. Le cas de la pointe extrême du Médoc (milieu XVIIIe-milieu XIXe siècle) -- Construire les phares de France -- Le service des phares et les entrepreneurs de travaux publics -- Travailler pour l'État. Les entrepreneurs des ouvrages de dense contre la mer du littoral morbihannais au XIXe siècle -- Les enjeux politiques et économiques -- Aménagements portuaires et littoraux en Provence -- Enjeux économiques et pouvoirs -- L'aménagement des petits et des grands ports dans un même système portuaire. Le cas du Languedoc entre Agde et Sète -- Le Crotoy ou Saint-Valery ? -- Enjeux politiques, commerciaux et maritimes de l'aménagement de la baie de Somme à la fin de l'Ancien Régime (1775-1789) -- Ici et pas ailleurs, les aménagements portuaires de la côte septentrionale du Finistère -- Saigon de 1862 aux années 1920. Création, aménagement et extension d'un port colonial français -- De la quête d'espace à la réflexion sur l'avenir, aménagements et mutations spatiales des ports de pêche de Bretagne méridionale -- L'estran et la plage aménagés -- Deux siècles d'aménagement de l'estran en Saintonge maritime (1680-1880) -- Des havres, des passages et des pêcheries. Les petits aménagements estuariens en Bretagne sous l'Ancien Régime -- L'aménagement du littoral l'exemple de l'ostréiculture en Bretagne Sud (1850-1986) -- De la sauvagerie du site au cadre rêvé pour des vacances. Aménagement du littoral et création d'un site pour installer et développer une station balnéaire (Bretagne Sud et Vendée, 1800-1945) -- Les voies fluviomaritimes et leurs ports Florent Godelaine -- Les ports ligériens du XVIe au XVIIIe siècle. État des lieux, débouchés économiques, infrastructures portuaires entre Angers et Nantes -- Les travaux de la "rivière de Nantes" au XVIIIe siècle. Projets et réalisations -- Aménagements et navigabilité. La Vilaine fluviomaritime au début de l'époque moderne -- Tonnay-Charente. Destins d'un port de commerce (XVIIe-XIXe siècle)
  • Du bilan aux perspectives. Pour une histoire partagée de l'aménagement portuaire et littoral.
"Les politiques d'aménagements des espaces portuaires, littoraux et fluviomaritimes sont au coeur de cet ouvrage qui veut comprendre les mécanismes à l'oeuvre depuis le XVIe siècle jusqu'au XXe siècle. Les aménagements sont étudiés dans leur diversité, des plus modestes aux plus spectaculaires, quai, bassin, jetée, phare, citadelle, et dans une dimension spatiale étendue, à l'échelle du littoral français, avec la mise en exploitation du trait de côte, de la saline au parc conchylicole, du pré-salé à la station balnéaire, en incluant la protection des littoraux, l'édification des digues et l'entretien des dunes, ou encore la question de l'accessibilité des estuaires et fleuves côtiers. Le livre aborde les questions majeures de l'innovation, de la technicité et de l'expertise des aménagements, celles des marchés et des entrepreneurs, acteurs peu connus, véritables bâtisseurs du littoral. Il interroge la problématique du développement au regard du coût et du financement des infrastructures, de la création à l'entretien, où s'entremêlent les enjeux économiques et les pouvoirs."--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
viii, 307 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
East Asia Library
viii, 227 pages ; 22 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
x, 430 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Introduction/Channel Listings Channel 1 - Pop: Television Guides and Recommendations in a Changing Channel Landscape Derek Johnson Broadcast Stations and Networks Channel 2 - ABC: Crisis, Risk, and the Logics of Change Kristen J. Warner Channel 3 - The CW: Media Conglomerates in Partnership Caryn Murphy Channel 4 - Rede Globo: Global Expansions and Cross-Media Extensions in the Digital Era Courtney Brannon Donoghue Channel 5 - PBS: Crowdsourcing Culture Since 1969 Michele Hilmes Channel 6 - Alabama Public Television Network: Local Stations and Struggles Over Collective Identity Allison Perlman Channel 7 - DR: License Fees, Platform Neutrality and Public Service Obligation Hanne Bruun Channel 8 - MeTV: Old-Time TV's Last Stand? Derek Kompare Cable and Satellite Services Channel 9 - WGN America: From Chicago to Cable's Very Own Chris Becker Channel 10 - ESPN: Live Sports, Documentary Prestige, and On-Demand Culture Travis Vogan Channel 11 - NBC Sports Network: Building Elite Audiences from Broadcast Rights Deborah L. Jaramillo Channel 12 - The Weather Channel: Genre, Trust, and Unscripted Television in an Age of Apps Jon Kraszewski Channel 13 - TLC: Food, Fatness, and Spectacular Relatability Melissa Zimdars Channel 14 - MTV: #Prosocial Television Laurie Ouellette Channel 15 - A&E: From Art to Vice in the Managed Channel Portfolio David Craig and Derek Johnson Channel 16 - Spike TV: The Impossibility of Television for Men Amanda D. LotzChannel 17 - Comedy Central: Transgressive Femininities and Reaffirmed Masculinities Nick Marx Channel 18 - Nick Jr.: Co-Viewing and the Limits of Dayparts Erin Copple Smith Channel 19 - Disney Junior: Imagining Industrial Intertextuality Kyra Hunting and Jonathan Gray Channel 20 - Disney XD: Boyhood and the Racial Politics of Market Segmentation Christopher Chavez Channel 21 - Freeform: Shaking off the Family Brand within a Conglomerate Family Barbara Selznick Channel 22 - El Rey: Latino Indie Auteur as Channel Identity Alisa Perren Streaming Channels Channel 23 - Awesomeness TV: Talent Management and Merchandising on Multi-Channel Networks Avi Santo Channel 24 - ISAtv: YouTube and the Branding of Asian America Lori Kido Lopez Channel 25 - East India Comedy: Channeling the Public Sphere in Online Satire Subin Paul Channel 26 - Twitter: ã Channels in the Stream James Bennett and Niki Strange Channel 27 - Twitch.TV: Tele-visualizing the Arcade Matthew Thomas Payne Channel 28 - BBC Three: Youth Television and Platform Neutral Public Broadcasting Faye Woods Channel 29 - Open TV: The Development Process Aymar Jean Christian Premium Television Channel 30 - Netflix: Streaming Channel Brands as Global Meaning Systems Timothy Havens Channel 31 - Hulu: Geoblocking National TV in an On-demand Era Evan Elkins Channel 32 - iQiyi: China's Internet Tigers Take Television Michael Curtin and Yongli Li Channel 33 - Amazon Prime Video: Where Information is Entertainment Karen Petruska Channel 34 - Playboy TV: Contradictions, Confusion, and Post-Network Pornography Peter Alilunas Channel 35 - Starz: Distinction, Value, and Fandom in Non-Linear Premium TV Myles McNutt Channel 36 - WWE Network: The Disruption of Over-The-Top Distribution Cory Barker and Andrew Zolides Channel 37 - CBS All Access: To Boldly Franchise Where No One Has Subscribed Before Derek Johnson.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138998513 20180226
Even as the television industry experiences significant transformation and disruption in the face of streaming and online delivery, the television channel itself persists. If anything, the television channel landscape has become more complex to navigate as viewers can now choose between broadcast, cable, streaming, and premium services across a host of different platforms and devices. From Networks to Netflix provides an authoritative answer to that navigational need, helping students, instructors, and scholars understand these industrial changes through the lens of the channel. Through examination of emerging services like Hulu and Amazon Prime Video, investigation of YouTube channels and cable outlets like Freeform and Comedy Central, and critiques of broadcast giants like ABC and PBS, this book offers a concrete, tangible means of exploring the foundations of a changing industry.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138998513 20180226
Green Library
ix, 357 pages ; 24 cm
  • The long revolution / Des Freedman
  • Reflection on a future for public service television / Mark Thompson
  • Public service television and the crisis of content / Jon Thoday
  • TV advertising for all seasons / Tess Alps
  • Inventing public service media / Amanda D. Lotz
  • Does public service television really give consumers less good value for money than the rest of the market? / Patrick Barwise
  • The future of television in the US / Jennifer Holt
  • Pressures on public service media: insights from a comparative analysis of twelve democracies / Matthew Powers
  • Public service in Europe: five key points / Trine Syvertsen and Gunn Enli
  • Diversity: reflection and review / Sarita Malik
  • The BBC: a brief future history, 2017-2022 / David Hendy
  • Public service algorithms / James Bennett
  • Television and public service: a brief history
  • Principles of public service for the 21st century / Georgina Born
  • The purposes of broadcasting
  • revisited / Julian Petley
  • Back to the future: the uses of television in the digital age / Michael Bailey
  • Television, quality of life and the value of culture / David Hesmondhalgh
  • Shouting toward each other: economics, ideology, and public service television policy / Robert G. Picard
  • Everything for someone: for an inclusive definition of public service broadcasting / Brett Mills
  • Debating "distinctiveness": how useful a concept is it in measuring : the value and impact of the BBC? / Peter Goddard
  • The BBC: a radical rethink / Justin Schlosberg
  • Ensuring the future of public service television for the benefit of
  • Citizens
  • Voice of the listener & viewer
  • The social and cultural purposes of television today
  • Equity
  • Taking the principles of public service media into the digital ecology / Georgina Born
  • Television in a rapidly changing world: content, platforms and channels
  • New sources of public service content
  • Designing a new model of public service television (PST) / Robin Foster
  • Public service broadcasting as a digital commons / Graham Murdock
  • "Public service" in a globalized digital landscape / Ingrid Volkmer
  • Video-on-demand as public service television / Catherine Johnson
  • Do we still need public service television? / Luke Hyams
  • Television and diversity
  • Public service television in the nations and regions
  • Are you being heard? / Lenny Henry
  • Skills and training investment vital to the success of public service
  • Broadcasting
  • Creative skillset
  • The media cannot reflect society if society is not reflected in the media
  • Creative access
  • Does television represent us? / Ken Loach
  • Public service television in Wales / Caitriona Noonan and Sian Powell
  • Public service broadcasting: a view from Scotland / Robert Beveridge
  • Content diversity
  • Children and public service broadcasting / Sonia Livingstone and Claire Local
  • Public service television and sports rights / Paul Smith and Tom Evens
  • Securing the future for arts broadcasting / Caitriona Noonan and Amy Genders
  • Public service television and civic engagement / Daniel Jackson
  • Tunnel vision: the tendency for BBC economic and business news to follow elite opinion and exclude other credible perspectives / Gary James Merrill
  • How to strengthen public service television / Chris Tryhorn
  • Recommendations of the Puttnam report
  • Afterword / Vana Goblot and Natasha Cox.
A guide to the nature, purpose, and place of public service television within a multi-platform, multichannel ecology. Television is on the verge of both decline and rebirth. Vast technological change has brought about financial uncertainty as well as new creative possibilities for producers, distributors, and viewers. This volume from Goldsmiths Press examines not only the unexpected resilience of TV as cultural pastime and aesthetic practice but also the prospects for public service television in a digital, multichannel ecology. The proliferation of platforms from Amazon and Netflix to YouTube and the vlogosphere means intense competition for audiences traditionally dominated by legacy broadcasters. Public service broadcasters-whether the BBC, the German ARD, or the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation-are particularly vulnerable to this volatility. Born in the more stable political and cultural conditions of the twentieth century, they face a range of pressures on their revenue, their remits, and indeed their very futures. This book reflects on the issues raised in Lord Puttnam's 2016 Public Service TV Inquiry Report, with contributions from leading broadcasters, academics, and regulators. With resonance for students, professionals, and consumers with a stake in British media, it serves both as historical record and as a look at the future of television in an on-demand age. Contributors include Tess Alps, Patrick Barwise, James Bennett, Georgie Born, Natasha Cox, Gunn Enli, Des Freedman, Vana Goblot, David Hendy, Jennifer Holt, Amanda D. Lotz, Sarita Malik, Matthew Powers, Lord Puttnam, Trine Syvertsen, Jon Thoday, Mark Thompson.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781906897710 20180625
Green Library
xviii, 270 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Green Library
198 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
  • Vorwort
  • Die Hafengeschichte historisch / Joachim W. Frank
  • Operation Störtebeker / Stephanie Fleischer
  • Lorichs Atelier / Klaudia Jeske
  • Die Kranzieher vom Neuen Krahn / Jürgen Rath
  • Der Kaffeebaron von der Elbe : ein zeitgenössisches Porträt aus der Speicherstadt / Stephanie Fleischer
  • Im Auge des Zyklons / Klaudia Jeske
  • Kuschelnde Krane / Britta Tensfeld-Pauls
  • Marie wandert aus / Britta Heitmann
  • Eine Liebe in Stein / Stephanie Fleischer
  • Noch einmal auf Start / Angelika Marie Hauck
  • Landmarken, Eisbein und Apfelsinen / Jürgen Rath
  • Auf zu den Nanas! / Angelika Marie Hauck
  • Zhylon und Nelinde / Britta Tensfeld-Pauls
  • Der letzte Hafen : Friedhof Ohlsdorf / Britta Heitmann
  • Die Autoren
  • Bildnachweis.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
vii, 128 pages ; 21 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xi, 280 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • Part I: Being Gogo Breeze. Mass-mediated elderhood ; The grandfather's voices
  • Part II: Obligations on and off air. On air: beyond charity ; Off air: private service
  • Part III: Women and children. Between feminisms and paternalisms ; Children's voices
  • Part IV: Coda. Radio obligations
  • Appendix A: Confronting mill owners
  • Appendix B: Helping Miriam Nkhoma.
When Breeze FM Radio, in the provincial Zambian town of Chipata, hired an elderly retired school teacher in 2003, no one anticipated the skyrocketing success that would follow. A self-styled grandfather on air, Gogo Breeze seeks intimacy over the airwaves and dispenses advice on a wide variety of grievances and transgressions. Multiple voices are broadcast and juxtaposed through call-ins and dialogue, but free speech finds its ally in the radio elder who, by allowing people to be heard and supporting their claims, reminds authorities of their obligations toward the disaffected. Harri Englund provides a masterfully detailed study of this popular radio personality that addresses broad questions of free speech in Zambia and beyond. By drawing on ethnographic insights into political communication, Englund presents multivocal morality as an alternative to dominant Euro-American perspectives, displacing the simplistic notion of voice as individual personal property an idea common in both policy and activist rhetoric. Instead, Englund focuses on the creativity and polyphony of Zambian radio while raising important questions about hierarchy, elderhood, and ethics in the public sphere. A lively, engaging portrait of an extraordinary personality, Gogo Breeze will interest Africanists, scholars of radio and mass media, and anyone interested in the history and future of free speech.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226498935 20180312
Green Library
xiii, 174 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction-- Greg Marsden and Louise Reardon Section One: Navigating the Role of the State Chapters 1. New Governance Challenges in the Era of `Smart' Mobility-- Iain Docherty 2. The Case of Mobility as a Service: A Critical Reflection on Challenges for Urban Transport and Mobility Governance-- Kate Pangbourne, Dominic Stead, Milos Mladenovic and Dimitris Milakis Section Two: Whose Voices are in the Smart Mobility Debate? 3. Smart Mobility: Disrupting Transport Governance?-- Robyn Dowling 4. Governing the Race to Automation-- Debbie Hopkins and Tim Schwanen 5. Who benefits from smart mobility policies? The Social Construction of Winners and Losers in the Connected Bikes Projects in the Netherlands-- Edgar Salas Girones and Darja Vrscaj Section Three: State Capacity 6. Governmental Capacity and the Smart Mobility Transition-- Diane Davis 7. Planning for Disruptive Transport Technologies: How Prepared Are Australian Transport Agencies?-- John Stone, David Ashmore, Jan Scheurer, Crystal Legacy and Carey Curtis 8. Does Governance Matter? An International Scenarios Exercise-- Greg Marsden and Louise Reardon Section Four: Conclusion 9. Conclusion: A Window of Opportunity-- Louise Reardon and Greg Marsden.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781787543201 20180521
Rapid changes are underway in mobility systems worldwide, including the introduction of shared mobility solutions, Mobility as a Service and the testing of automated vehicles. These changes are driven by the development and application of `smart' technologies. Transition to these technologies present significant opportunities for countries, cities and rural areas alike, offering the tempting prospect of economic benefit whilst resolving today's safety, congestion, and pollution problems. Yet while there is a wealth of research considering how these new technologies may impact on travel behaviour, improve safety and help the environment, there is a dearth of research exploring the key governance questions that the transition to these technologies pose in their disruption of the status quo, and changes to governance that may be required for the achievement of positive social outcomes. This book aims to step into this void and in doing so presents an agenda for future research and policy action. Bringing together a collection of internationally recognised scholars, drawing on case studies from around the world, authors critically reflect on three primary governance considerations. First, the changing role of the state both during and post-transition. Second, identifying the voices shaping the smart mobility discourse. And third, analysing the implications for the state's capacity to steer networks and outcomes as a result of these transitions. The authors argue that at present there exists a critical window of opportunity for researchers and practitioners to shape transitions and that this opportunity must be seized upon before it is too late.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781787543201 20180521
Green Library
461 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
East Asia Library