Privacy, democracy and social fairness

Braun, RobertORCID: (2019) Privacy, democracy and social fairness. In: Alonso Raposo, Maria; Ciuffo, Biagio and Ardente, Fulvio, (eds.) The Future of Road Transport - Implications of automated, connected, low-carbon and shared mobility. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, pp. 101-108.

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Transport and land use have a strong historical relationship. A disruption in the transport sector will have strong impacts on urban and land-use development. Without an active policy by local authorities, the reduced costs of travelling enabled by the new trends and technology options may put the vehicle back at the centre of urban mobility and intensify the problems that have affected urban living over the last century. At the same time, new technologies provide the tools to achieve a new comprehensive governance of the mobility options available in the city. Shared and individual transport, public transport and soft transport options should all help to satisfy peoples’ mobility needs in a sustainable and equitable way. City administrations must ensure that instead of competing for profit, all actors in the mobility landscape will cooperate in achieving this overarching goal. In addition to transport governance, cities have the option to rethink the urban fabric in order to reduce the need for mobility. In Europe, there are important initiatives and platforms to support the work of urban planners and promote the exchange of information and best practices. This chapter addresses ways in which cities can support the transition towards sustainable urban mobility.

Item Type: Book Contribution
Additional Information (public): Other identifiers: EUR 29748 EN OPOCE KJ-NA-29748-EN-N (online),KJ-NA-29748-EN-C (print)
Funders: European Union
Research Units: Former Research Units (until 2020) > Techno-Science and Societal Transformation
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2019 11:51
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2019 11:51
DOI: 10.2760/9247
ISBN: 978-92-76-03409-4, 978-92-76-03409-4

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