Urban Mobility and Social Equity in Latin America: Evidence, Concepts, Methods: Volume 12
6 January 2021
- Dr Daniel Oviedo
- Dr Natalia Villamizar Duarte
- Dr Ana Marcela Ardila Pinto
Urban mobility plays a significant role in shaping the urban form of our cities and the way we experience them. Transport infrastructures and public transport services largely determine such a role and how these infrastructures and services fit with our cities' socioeconomic, functional, and spatial structure. The distribution of different means for urban mobility largely determines individuals' ability in various social and economic positions to access opportunities and exercise their right to the city.
Latin America is a unique setting for examining the links between urban mobility and social equity. This volume compiles contributions from scholars researching a diverse set of cases across the Americas concerning the social impacts of urban mobility and discussing concepts and methods that can help us examine the distributional effects of transport policies in the region. By reviewing how spatial and social mobilities contribute to the reproduction of both spatial and social inequities in Latin American cities, the book provides an exciting collection of research that expands on different fronts on the current literature in and about the region.
Recognizing the profound relationship between accessibility, equity and inclusion, this book's contributions are collated in three sections: structural dimensions of accessibility, active travel and local accessibility, and accessibility of emerging mobilities.
Chapters discussing the Structural Dimensions of Accessibility, focus on mobility and transport as enablers of access to urban services and activities.
The second section (Active Travel and Local Accessibility), emphasizes the intersection between sustainable forms of transport, equity, health, and well-being.
Finally, works on Accessibility of Emerging Mobilities spotlight understanding needs and demands of specific populations whose vulnerable condition represents a challenge for social equity in mobility and transport policymaking.
- Urban Mobility and Social Equity: An Introduction
- Chapter 1: Should Urban Transport Become a Social Policy? Interrogating the Role of Accessibility in Social Equity and Urban Development in Bogotá, Colombia
- Chapter 2: Mobility and Gender Equity in Latin America: Different Mobile Burdens and Contributions in Montevideo (Uruguay)
- Chapter 3: Children and Urban Mobility: Care Dynamics on Family Mobility Patterns
- Chapter 4: ‘Like Sardines in a Can’. Gender, Stratification and Mobility in the Lives of Female Household Employees in Bogotá, Colombia
- Chapter 5: Sustainable Transport and Gender Equity: Insights from Santiago, Chile
- Chapter 6: Gendered Exploration of Emotive and Instrumental Well-Being for Cyclist Woman in Latin America
- Chapter 7: Active Commute to School, Physical Activity and Health of Hispanic High School Students in the United States
- Chapter 8: Children’s Mobility and Playability in the Neighbourhood of Río Piedras: Perspectives from Children and Adults
- Chapter 9: Mobility and Equity: The Problem of Access to City Spaces by Individuals Submitted to Psychiatric Hospitalisation
- Chapter 10: Urban Accessibility in Belo Horizonte, Brazil: A Case Study of Mobility Practices and Demands of People with Disabilities in the Mobility Systems
The full book is available here.