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Critical Geographies of Transport and Mobility II: Governance

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Transportation Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/9/2020
Start / End Time: 9:35 AM / 10:50 AM (MDT)
Room: Virtual Track 13
Organizers: Julie Cidell, Wladimir Sgibnev, Wojciech Keblowski
Chairs: Wladimir Sgibnev


Over the last decade, there has been increasing interest in geography and related fields in a critical perspective on studies of transportation and mobility. Supplementing long-standing research on the social and political aspects of the movement of people and goods, this recent work has incorporated the power relations involved in mobility/immobility; explored the ways that racial, ethnic, and gender identities are co-constructed with the modes we take; discussed how regional imaginaries are intertwined with the production of transportation infrastructure; and analyzed how places and spaces are constructed by flows as much as by stable features of the built environment. Critical logistics and mobility justice are some of the bodies of work that have developed in this vein, with a “mobility turn” apparent in related fields such as design, tourism studies, and ethnic studies. Papers in this session focus on various aspects of governance and institutions within mobility and transport.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Julie Cidell*, University of Illinois, Not regional enough? The Illiana Expressway and the limits of Chicagoland. 15 9:35 AM
Presenter James Lindberg*, Syracuse University, The Road that Made Mountains: Highway Design and the Production of Landscape in Vail, Colorado 15 9:50 AM
Presenter Caitlin Jones*, Florida State University, The tortoise and the expressway: road governance and the conflict between residential and conservation properties 15 10:05 AM
Presenter Haifa AlArasi*, University of Toronto , Negotiating uneven mobility: an entry point to the socio-material assemblage(s) of Adolescents’ non-school travel 15 10:20 AM
Presenter Jason Henderson*, San Francisco State University, EVs are not the Answer: An Environmental and Mobility Justice Critique of Electric Vehicle Transitions 15 10:35 AM

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