Identifying, nurturing and empowering alternative mobility narratives

Marco Te Brömmelstroet, Miloš Mladenović, Anna Nikolaeva, Idil Gaziulusoy, Antonio Ferreira, Kaisa Schmidt-Thome, Roope Ritvos, Silvia Sousa, Bernadette Bergsma

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Our mainstream mobility thinking is narrowly framed: it highlights the role of mobility in economic and urban growth, individual speed and system efficiency, but obscures its role in reproducing inequalities, and in driving unsustainable developments on a global scale. Critically, however, this narrative obscures our view on the increasingly problematic societal and environmental ‘externalities’ of mobility, such as its significant contribution to climate change, air pollution, social exclusion, deaths and injuries, public health issues and landscape degradation. With such high stakes for our common mobility futures, how can we identify seeds of emerging alternatives, nurture and amplify their potential impact and empower emerging alternative futures?
Original languageEnglish
Article number100031
JournalJournal of Urban Mobility
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2022
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • mobility
  • narratives
  • system thinking


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