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Reading list for TRAN1011

Challenges in Transport and Mobility, 2021/22, Semester 1
Kate Pangbourne
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Reading list for TRAN1011

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* Metz, D. (2019) 'Driving change: travel in the twenty-first century'. Agenda Publishing Ltd.

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Week 1: Introduction to global challenges and background reading

* Banister, D. (2011) ‘Cities, mobility and climate change’ Journal of transport geography. 19:6:1538-1546

Dimitriou, H. (2011) ‘Transport and city development: understanding the fundamentals’ Chapter 2 in Gakenheimer, R. and Dimitriou, H. Urban transport in the developing world : a handbook of policy and practice Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.

Social Exclusion Unit (2003) Making the connections : final report on transport and social exclusion  (15/10/15)

Tight, M et al (2011) ‘Visions for a walking and cycling focussed urban transport system’ Journal of transport geography. 19:6: 1580-1589

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Week 2: The role of transport in shaping the city

* Warner, Sam Bass. Streetcar suburbs. Vol. 133. Harvard University Press, 1978, Chapters 1-3 (pp.1-45)

* Saunt, Deborah and Greenall, Tom. Placemaking and Travel: The City is Where the People Choose to Go. Chapter 13 in Niblett and Beuret (eds) Why Travel? Understanding our need to move and how it shapes our lives.    

Cities on the Move: A World Bank Urban Transport Strategy Review, 2002, Executive Summary and Chapter 1

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Week 3: Accessibility, proximity of place and unequal mobilities

* Ferreira A and Batey P (2007) Re-thinking accessibility planning: A multi-layer conceptual framework and its policy implications, The town planning review., 78, pp.429-458. doi: 10.3828/tpr.78.4.3

Jones P and Lucas K (2012) ‘The social consequences of transport decision-making: Clarifying concepts, synthesising knowledge and assessing implications’, Journal of transport geography., 21. 4 - 16

Lucas K (2012) ‘Transport and social exclusion: Where are we now? ’, Transport policy., 20, pp.105-113.

Ohnmacht, T. (2009) ‘Mobilities and Inequalities: An Introduction’ Chapter 1 in T. Ohnmacht, H. Maksim, M.M. Bergman Mobilities and inequality Ashgate, Surrey, United Kingdom

* Social Exclusion Unit (2003) Making the connections : final report on transport and social exclusion  Available online:

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Week 4: Understanding travel behaviours and mobility cultures

Beirão, G. & J.A. Sarsfield Cabral (2007) Understanding attitudes towards public transport and private car: A qualitative study Transport policy., 14, pp.478-489.

Button, K.J. (1993) ‘ Transport Economics ’ 2nd Edition Chapters 3 & 4

* Jensen, M. (1999) ‘Passion and heart in transport — a sociological analysis on transport behaviour. Transport policy., 6, pp.19-33.

Mokhtarian, P.L., Salomon, I., Redmond, L.S., (2001). Understanding the demand for travel: it’s not purely ‘derived’. Innovation.: The European Journal of Social Sciences 14 (1), 355–380.

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Week 5: Understanding safety and risk

Dewar, R., Olson, P. et al. (2007). Human factors in traffic safety,  Tucson, AZ : Lawyers & Judges Pub. Co.

Merat N and Jamson AH (2013). The effect of three low-cost engineering treatments on driver fatigue: A driving simulator studyAccident analysis and prevention. ISSN: 0001-4575, 50, pp.8-15. doi: 10.1016/j.aap.2012.09.017

* Merat N and Lee JD (2012) Preface to the Special Section on Human Factors and Automation in Vehicles: Designing Highly Automated Vehicles with the Driver in Mind, Human factors : the journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society., 64, pp.681-686. doi: 10.1177/0018720812461374

Strayer, D.L.; Drews, F.A.; Crouch, D.J. (2006). A Comparison of the Cell Phone Driver and the Drunk Driver. Human factors : the journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society., 48, 381-391.

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Week 7: Energy, environment and climate change

Bristow, A.L. et al (2008) ‘Developing pathways to low carbon land-based passenger transport in Great Britain by 2050’, Energy Policy., 36, pp. 3427-3435.

* DEFRA (2011) ‘The air quality strategy for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland’, July 2007 .

Åkerman J. and Höjer M. (2006) ‘How much transport can the climate stand? Sweden on a sustainable path in 2050’, Energy Policy., 34 (14), pp. 1944-1957.

Lenzen, M. (2002) ‘Global warming’, in Button, K.J. and Hensher, D.A. (eds) Handbook of transport and the environment. Pergamon Press.

Willis, Rebecca (2020) Too Hot to Handle: the democratic challenge of climate change. Bristol University Press. Chapter Seven: A Strategy for the Climate Emergency    

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Week 8: Healthy cities and healthy lifestyles

* Pooley C., et al (2011), Understanding Walking and Cycling: Summary of key findings and recommendations, Lancaster: University of Lancaster [Online] Currently available from (accessed 28/09/14).

Pucher, J. and Buehler, R. (2010) ‘Walking and cycling for healthy cities’ Built environment. 36, 391-414.

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Week 9: Understanding more about transport through data

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Week 10: Future innovations in transport and mobility

 * Core reading

This list was last updated on 10/09/2021