Conceptualizing socially sustainable urban transport

E. Eric Boschmann, Mei Po Kwan

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Abstract

Drawing upon relevant literature, this paper proposes a new concept of socially sustainable urban transport. This paper argues that sustainability, when more broadly conceptualized, necessarily incorporates the social, and subsequently considers how urban transport influences the achievement of social sustainability in urban regions. Socially sustainable urban transport is defined along parameters of social equity, social exclusion, and quality of life. While this research literature is in its infancy, several other well-established research areas provide potential theoretical, methodological, and applied insight into the development of future socially sustainable urban transport research agendas, including: urban form, location- and individual-based accessibility, and city/regional planning for sustainability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies
Subtitle of host publicationSustainable Transportation
Pages33-42
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event11th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies: Sustainable Transportation - Kowloon, Hong Kong
Duration: Dec 9 2006Dec 11 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 11th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies: Sustainable Transportation

Other

Other11th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies: Sustainable Transportation
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityKowloon
Period12/9/0612/11/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Transportation

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