Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

2019 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

Sustainable Mobility

  • Hannah BudnitzEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11352-0_67



Sustainable mobility refers to the provision of infrastructure, services, technologies, and information to enable access to goods and services, and participation in activities in a manner that, like all other forms of “sustainability,” allows for the continuation of such access and participation across future generations. While movement is a direct synonym for mobility, terms such as “connectivity” and “accessibility” are more relevant, reflecting the need to discuss a broader concept than solely physical travel or the balance of transport modes. Economically, sustainable mobility should ensure that connections between workers and jobs, supply chains, and consumers are efficient and reliable, supporting business continuity and contingency planning. Socially, sustainable mobility concerns equitable and affordable access to goods, services, employment, and education, in ways that promote healthy...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Geography, Earth and Environmental SciencesUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamUK

Section editors and affiliations

  • Mark C. Mifsud
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MaltaMsidaMalta