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Justice and Equity in Transportation and Urbanism

Justice and equity manifests in many different ways in transportation and urbanism. This guide presents a number of resources to help you engage with the work necessary to make these systems just.

Readings on Transportation, Justice and Equity

Banister, D. (2018). Inequality in transport. https://www.inequalityintransport.org.uk/

 

Brenman, M., & Sanchez, T. W. (2012). Planning as if people matter: Governing for social equity. Island Press. https://islandpress.org/books/planning-if-people-matter

 

Bullard, R. (2003). Addressing Urban Transportation Equity in the United States. Fordham Urban Law Journal, 31(5), 1183. https://ir.lawnet.fordham.edu/ulj/vol31/iss5/2 (BIPOC author)

 

Bullard, R. D., Johnson, G. S., & Torres, A. O. (Eds.). (2004). Highway robbery: Transportation racism & new routes to equity. South End Press.  (BIPOC author)

 

Planning While Black, NACTO 2016 Keynote by Tamika Butler. (2016, October 25). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4R7MuNBMvk&feature=youtu.be (BIPOC author)

 

Karner, A., Rowangould, D., & London, J. (2016). We Can Get There From Here: New Perspectives on Transportation Equity. National Center for Sustainable Transportation. 

https://escholarship.org/uc/item/9zp565xr

 

Karner, A., London, J., Rowangould, D., & Manaugh, K. (2020). From Transportation Equity to Transportation Justice: Within, Through, and Beyond the State. Journal of Planning Literature, 0885412220927691. https://doi.org/10.1177/0885412220927691

 

Khisty, C. J. (1996). Operationalizing Concepts of Equity for Public Project Investments. Transportation Research Record, 1559(1), 94–99. https://doi.org/10.1177/0361198196155900112

 

Lucas, K. (2012). Transport and social exclusion: Where are we now? Transport Policy, 20, 105–113. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tranpol.2012.01.013

 

Lugo, A. (2018, November 7). Untokening Mobility: Beyond Pavement, Paint & Place. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvMs5eOX0kY&feature=youtu.be (BIPOC author)

 

Martens, K. (2012). Justice in transport as justice in accessibility: Applying Walzer’s ‘Spheres of Justice’ to the transport sector. Transportation, 39(6), 1035–1053. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11116-012-9388-7

 

Martens, K. (2017). Transport justice: Designing fair transportation systems. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

 

Martens, K., Golub, A., & Robinson, G. (2012). A justice-theoretic approach to the distribution of transportation benefits: Implications for transportation planning practice in the United States. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 46(4), 684–695. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2012.01.004

 

McCullough, S. (2020, July 29). Moving from Equity to Justice in Transportation in a Time of Crisis. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1Lk7A6ImzI&feature=youtu.be (BIPOC author)

 

Pereira, R. H. M., Schwanen, T., & Banister, D. (2017). Distributive justice and equity in transportation. Transport Reviews, 37(2), 170–191. https://doi.org/10.1080/01441647.2016.1257660

 

Pollack, S., Williams, L., Lopez, R., & Luna, I. (2013). The toll of transportation. Northeastern University Dukakis Center for Regional and Urban Policy. https://1vmdesign.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/DUK_TOLL_N2N_Report.pdf

 

Sanchez, T. W., & Brenman, M. (2007). The Right to Transportation. American Planning Association.

 

Sheller, M. (2015). Racialized Mobility Transitions in Philadelphia: Connecting Urban Sustainability and Transport Justice. City & Society, 27(1), 70–91. https://doi.org/10.1111/ciso.12049

 

Sheller, M. (2018). Mobility justice: The politics of movement in the age of extremes. Verso.

 

Sulaiman, S. (2016, September 20). Justice-Oriented Mobility Advocates to “Untokenize” Active Transportation Movement at November Convening. Streetsblog Los Angeles. https://la.streetsblog.org/2016/09/20/justice-oriented-mobility-advocates-to-untokenize-active-transportation-movement-at-november-convening/ (BIPOC author)

 

Untokening Collective. (2017). Untokening 1.0—Principles of Mobility Justice. http://www.untokening.org/updates/2017/11/11/untokening-10-principles-of-mobility-justice (BIPOC author)

 

Untokening Collective. (2018, January 27). Untokening Mobility: Beyond Pavement, Paint and Place. The Untokening. http://www.untokening.org/updates/2018/1/27/untokening-mobility-beyond-pavement-paint-and-place (BIPOC author)