Summary in English

  • Published 2016


The last centuries have seen major improvements in transport technology that in turn have provided ever faster and cheaper ways to travel. To repeat a metaphor offered by Waldo Tobler, those transport technology changes have caused not only that the Earth’s surface has shrunk, by ever reducing travel times between places; they have also caused that the Earth’s surface has shriveled, by ever increasing the disparities between places with low and high access. Indeed, some places have profited immensely from the reduced transport costs that new transport infrastructure has brought; while other places are lagging behind ever more. This has raised a number of politically relevant questions; for instance, what are the consequences of the availability of ever faster transport and ever greater transport disparities on the spatial organization of society?

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@inproceedings{2016SummaryIE, title={Summary in English}, author={}, year={2016} }