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.
Notes on Contributors.
List of Abbreviations.
Part 1: Fundamentals of Transport Geographies:.
1. Introducing Transport Geographies: Jon Shaw (University of Plymouth), Richard Knowles (University of Salford) and Iain Docherty (University of Glasgow).
2. Transport and Economic Development: Danny MacKinnon (University of Aberdeen), Gordon Pirie (University of the Western Cape) and Matthias Gather (Erfurt University of Applied Sciences).
3. Transport and the Environment: Stephen Potter (Open University) and Ian Bailey (University of Plymouth).
4. Transport and Social Justice: Julian Hine (University of Ulster).
5. Transport Governance and Ownership: Jon Shaw, Richard Knowles and Iain Docherty.
Part 2: Transport Flows and Spaces:.
6. Connected Cities: Iain Docherty, Genevieve Giuliano (University of Southern California) and Donald Houston (University of Dundee).
7. Geographies of Rural Transport: David Gray (Robert Gordon University), John Farrington (University of Aberdeen) and Andreas Kagermeier (University of Trier).
8. Inter–urban and Regional Transport: Clive Charlton (University of Plymouth) and Tim Vowles (Colorado State University).
9. Global Air Transport: Brian Graham (University of Ulster) and Andrew R. Goetz (University of Denver).
10. International Maritime Freight Movements: Jean–Paul Rodrigue (Hofstra University) and Michael Browne (University of Westminster).
11. Individual Transport Patterns: Stephen Stradling (Napier University) and Jillian Anable (Robert Gordon University).
12. Transport, Tourism and Leisure: Derek Hall (Scottish Agricultural College).
Part 3: Future Transport Geographies:.
13. Transport Directions to the Future: Glenn Lyons (University of the West of England) and Becky Loo (University of Hong Kong).
14. Revitalized Transport Geographies: John Preston (University of Southampton) and Kevin O’Connor (University of Melbourne).
"A timely, policy–relevant and cutting–edge collection which confirms the centrality of transport not only in how we understand contemporary globalised processes, but how these mobilities and flows are intimately woven into the fabric of everyday life." (Geographical Journal, 2009)
"A valuable edited collection ... comprehensive, accessible and up–to–date guide. ... A wealth of student–friendly features and the collection is lavishly illustrated ... An excellent way into the topic." (Times Higher Education)