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6939 - The politics of urban mobility in times of economic liberalization

This article explores the politics of personal urban mobility. The way of handling and regulating issues of urban transport is related to the prevailing model of economic growth. The sector of transport is linked to trade and industry and to facilitate a modern urban lifestyle and economic growth. Singapore has become a role model through focusing on economic development, security and stressing a careful planning of systems of transport in order to remove constraints to continued economic development and environmental disasters. The lessons learned in ‘successful cities’ such as Curitiba, is that city development was not based on public deliberation and lessons from Santiago, Brasília, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore shows that civil society was marginalized in planning.

Palavras-chaves: civil society, economic development, mobility, city governance, public transport

Autores: Thynell, Marie (Univeristy of Gothenburg, Sweden / Schweden)

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