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Book Launch: Sharing Mobilities - Questioning Our Right to the City

Strand Campus, London

4 Feb Sharing Mobilities Image

Join Davide Arcidiacono (University of Catania) and Mike Duggan (King's College London) for the launch of their recently published book, Sharing Mobilities: Questioning Our Right to the City in the Collaborative Economy (Routeledge, 2019).

Event outline

18.00 - 18.20: Davide and Mike will give a presentation outlining the key arguments in the book

18.20 - 18.45: Zeena Feldman will act as a discussant and lead a discussion on the book

18.45 - 19.00: Audience Q&A

18.45 - 20.00: Wine reception

About the book

Sharing Mobilities: Questioning Our Right to the City in the Collaborative Economy  provides a critical introduction and a historical and contemporary mapping of the kinds of services available and the contexts in which they have emerged and operate. Grounded in a sociological analysis of sharing mobilities, the book gives an up to date evaluation and critique of the impact that these services are having with regard to everyday urban mobilities, working practices and transportation policy. Framed by the notion that urban citizens should have a right to shared forms of mobility to address the pressing issues of mobility (in)justice, the book brings together primary and secondary data from around the world. The data highlights that sharing mobility has the potential to reshape shared urban mobility as a sustainable and socially just practice through the development of socially driven platforms that prioritise reciprocity and community development.

Nonetheless, the book argues that this potential is unlikely to be realised if we do not move away from the pervasive models of technologically determined disruption that prioritise rapid growth and individualised forms of consumption that currently dominate the sector. Ultimately, Sharing Mobilities outlines and critiques the current state of shared mobilities around the world and offers recommendations as to how it’s potential could be realised. As such, it will provide a useful introduction to the topic for academics, policymakers and technologists working in fields ranging from urban planning and transportation policy to urban sociology, mobility studies and digital geography

The event is free and open to all. Please register your attendance at Eventbrite

At this event

Michael Duggan

Michael Duggan

Teaching Fellow in Digital Cultures

Zeena Feldman

Zeena Feldman

Lecturer in Digital Culture

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