This book considers gender perspectives on the ‘smart’ turn in urban and transport planning to effect-ively provide ‘mobility for all’ while simultaneously attending to the goal of creating green and inclusive cities. It deals with the conceptualisation, design, planning, and execution of the fast-emerging ‘smart’ solutions.

The volume questions the efficacy of transformations being brought by smart solutions and highlights the need for a more robust problem formulation to guide the design of smart solutions, and further maps out the need for stronger governance to manage the introduction and proliferation of smart technologies. Authors from a range of disciplinary backgrounds have contributed to this book, designed to converse with mobility studies, transport studies, urban-transport planning, engineering, human geography, sociology, gender studies, and other related fields.

The book fills a substantive gap in the current gender and mobility discourses, and will thus appeal to students and researchers studying mobilities in the social, political, design, technical, and environmental sciences.

part I|1 pages

Setting the stage

chapter 1|5 pages

Gendering smart mobilities

An introduction
ByHilda Rømer Christensen, Tanu Priya Uteng, Lena Levin

chapter 2|20 pages

Smart mobility – for all?

Gender issues in the context of new mobility concepts
ByBarbara Lenz

chapter 3|29 pages

Couples, the car, and the gendering of the life course

What ordinary trip diary data from the past may tell us about smart mobilities in the future
ByJoachim Scheiner

chapter 4|18 pages

Towards an anthropology of transport affect

The place of emotions, gender, and power in smart mobilities
ByDag Balkmar, Ulf Mellström

part II|1 pages

Smart mobilities and overlaps

chapter 5|17 pages

Gender-sensitive mobility socialisation

Understanding mode choice of children and adolescents from a gender perspective
ByInes Kawgan-Kagan, Julia Schuppan, Per Ole Petersen

chapter 6|15 pages

Smart cities, smart mobilities, and children

ByTanja Joelsson

chapter 7|18 pages

Cycling London

An intersectional feminist perspective
ByTiffany F. Lam

chapter 8|13 pages

Smart gendered mobilities and lessons for gendered smart mobilities

Economic migrants in Bristol, UK
ByAvril Maddrell

part III|1 pages

Case studies

chapter 9|19 pages

Gender equality and ‘smart’ mobility

A need for planning to address the real needs of all citizens
ByLena Levin, Karin Thoresson

chapter 10|26 pages

The gendered dimension of multimodality

Exploring the bike-sharing scheme of Oslo
ByTanu Priya Uteng, Hans Martin Espegren, Torstein S. Throndsen, Lars Böcker

chapter 11|22 pages

User experiences and perceptions of women-only transport services in Mexico

ByRoberto F. Abenoza, Javier Romero-Torres, Oded Cats, Yusak O. Susilo

chapter 12|19 pages

Smart biking as gendered innovations and smart city experiment?

The case of Mobike in China
ByHilda Rømer Christensen

chapter 13|22 pages

Gendering smart mobilities in Latin America

Are ‘smart cities’ smart enough to improve social justice?
ByLake Sagaris

chapter 14|19 pages

Smart as agency and human interaction

Exploring the work of women bus conductors in Bengaluru, India
ByMorgan Campbell

part |1 pages

Summing up

chapter |3 pages


Towards an intersectional understanding of transport transitions
ByDaniel Oviedo, Tanu Priya Uteng