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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, Poverty, Income and Class

Blumenberg, E., & Agrawal, A. W. (2014). Getting Around When You’re Just Getting By: Transportation Survival Strategies of the Poor. Journal of Poverty, 18(4), 355–378. https://doi.org/10.1080/10875549.2014.951905

 

Blumenberg, E., & Pierce, G. (2017). The Drive to Work: The Relationship between Transportation Access, Housing Assistance, and Employment among Participants in the Welfare to Work Voucher Program. Journal of Planning Education and Research, 37(1), 66–82. https://doi.org/10.1177/0739456X16633501

 

Glaeser, E. L., Kahn, M. E., & Rappaport, J. (2008). Why Do the Poor Live in Cities? The Role of Public Transportation. Journal of Urban Economics, 63(1), 1–24. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jue.2006.12.004

 

Klein, N. J., & Smart, M. J. (2017). Car Today, Gone Tomorrow: The Ephemeral Car in Low-Income, Immigrant and Minority Families. Transportation, 44, 495–510. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11116-015-9664-4

 

Lowe, K., & Mosby, K. (2016). The Conceptual Mismatch: A Qualitative Analysis of Transportation Costs and Stressors for Low-Income Adults. Transport Policy, 49, 1–8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tranpol.2016.03.009 (BIPOC author)

 

Renne, J. L., & Bennett, P. (2014). Socioeconomics of urban travel: Evidence from the 2009 National Household Travel Survey with implications for sustainability. World Transport Policy & Practice, 20(4), 7–27. http://www.eco-logica.co.uk/pdf/wtpp20.4.pdf 

Roy, K. M., Tubbs, C. Y., & Burton, L. M. (2004). Don’t Have No Time: Daily Rhythms and the Organization of Time for Low-Income Families. Family Relations, 53(2), 168–178. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.0022-2445.2004.00007.x (BIPOC author) 

 

Sanchez, T. W. (2008). Poverty, Policy, and Public Transportation. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 42(5), 833–841. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2008.01.011

 

Sanchez, T. W., Shen, Q., & Peng, Z.-R. (2004). Transit Mobility, Jobs Access and Low-income Labour Participation in US Metropolitan Areas. Urban Studies, 41(7), 1313–1331. https://doi.org/10.1080/0042098042000214815

 

Urban Habitat. (2005, 2006). Moving the Movement | Reimagine! http://www.reimaginerpe.org/moving