Transport Geographies: Mobilities, Flows and Spaces

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9781405153232: Transport Geographies: Mobilities, Flows and Spaces

A student-friendly, issues-based text providing an introduction to the key ideas, concepts and themes of transport geographies. It offers an empirically informed and theoretically robust narrative that highlights the important role of transport in economic, environmental, and urban geographies.


  • Emphasizes transport geography as a mainstream of human geography
  • An innovative, qualitative approach offering a wide theoretical and empirical base
  • A formidable collection of renowned experts in the field
  • Superbly illustrated

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This student-friendly text brings together a formidable range of expert insight to introduce the key ideas, concepts and themes of transport geography. Using an issues-based, qualitative approach, the text features a wide range of case-study material. It explores the relationship between transport geography and wider geographical concerns, as well as connections to other areas of study – economics, engineering, environmental studies, political science, psychology, spatial planning, sociology and transport studies.

Topics emphasized in the book include:


  • Centrality of transport as a creator of space and place
  • Geographical development of transport systems
  • Links between transport and sustainability, mobility, accessibility and spatial development

The book highlights the role of transport geography in globalization, and its interplay with economic, social and environmental geographies at a range of spatial scales. It reviews contemporary policy and the role transport geographers can play in policy debates. Both empirically informed and theoretically robust, this compelling text shows the significance of transport in terms of the needs and demands of future travel.

About the Author:

Richard Knowles is Professor of Transport Geography at the University of Salford and a member of the Research Institute for the Built and Human Environment.

Jon Shaw
is Reader in Human Geography and Director of the Centre for Sustainable Transport at the University of Plymouth.

Iain Docherty
is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management at the University of Glasgow and Chair of the Transport Geography Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers).

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