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On the Move—or Moving On? Reimagining the Future of Travel

  • Malek Al-ChalabiEmail author
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Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Abstract

With rising energy demand and an increase in global population, facilitating a sustainable energy transition in cities is of interest to many. The focus of this chapter is to illustrate and analyse the role that transport can play in facilitating and enabling change. In order to do so, this chapter is compromised of the following four parts: (1) an illustrative description of the transport challenge, which includes describing the impacts that transport has on society and the environment, (2) the drivers and the thinking behind transport’s high-carbon use, (3) an alternative framing to the transport debate will be introduced alongside ‘next’ practices for the future, and (4) the points made in the previous three parts will be further illustrated through the use of relevant international case studies. Case studies include Bogota, Colombia, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and Montreal, Canada, from a supply-side and demand-side perspective. A discussion with implications for the future is provided alongside a conclusion.

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Acknowledgements

The author would like to thank the reviewers for their constructive comments. He would also like to thank his family and friends for their support.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Transport Studies UnitSchool of Geography and the Environment, University of OxfordOxfordUK

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