Mobility, Sociability and Well-being of Urban Living

  • Donggen Wang
  • Shenjing He

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Mobility and Immobility

  3. Urban living and Socio-spatial Experiences

  4. Travel and Life Satisfaction

  5. Neighborhood and Subjective Wellbeing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Bingqiu Yan, Xiaolu Gao, Werner Breitung
      Pages 231-248
    3. Pei-Shan Liao, Su-Hao Tu, Shih-Chun Candice Lung
      Pages 265-282

About this book


This book investigates critical urban issues related to socio-spatial segregation, housing, daily travel, mobility of the elderly, etc. from the perspective of wellbeing.  This is a collection of the latest research works by frontline researchers working in the fields of geography, urban studies, transport, and sociology. Drawing on theoretical and empirical explorations, collected chapters in this book connect mobility and wellbeing, bridge geography and health, and analyze the implications of mobility disadvantages on urban marginal groups’ wellbeing. Research findings presented in the book are also highly relevant for practitioners and policy makers in the pursuit of improving urban livability since wellbeing, or quality of life, is increasingly considered as an important criteria alternative to income growth to evaluate economic, social and urban development.  


China's migrant workers subjective well-being travel and satisfaction urban planning urban residents' mobility well-being of mariginal groups

Editors and affiliations

  • Donggen Wang
    • 1
  • Shenjing He
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GeographyHong Kong Baptist UniversityKowloon TongHong Kong
  2. 2.Department of Urban Planning and DesignThe University of Hong Kong Department of Urban Planning and DesignPok Fu LamHong Kong

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-48183-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-48184-4
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