Key Concepts in Planning forms part of an innovative set of companion texts for the Human Geography sub-disciplines. Organized around 20 short essays, Key Concepts in Planning provides a cutting edge introduction to the central concepts that define contemporary research in Planning. Involving detailed and expansive discussions, the book includes: An introductory chapter providing a succinct overview of the recent developments in the field; Over 20 key concept entries with comprehensive explanations, definitions and evolutions of the subject; Extensive pedagogic features that enhance understanding including a glossary, figures, diagrams and further reading

Key Concepts in Planning is an ideal companion text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in Planning and covers the expected staples of the sub-discipline in an accessible style. Written by an internationally recognized set of authors, Key Concepts in Planning is an essential addition to any geography student's library.

Mobility and Accessibility

Mobility and accessibility

Related terms: movement, flows, globalisation, postmodernity, migration, cross-boundary, fluidity, flexibility, accessibility, social exclusion, networks, transport


Recent changes affecting our understanding of mobility and accessibility have presented a series of challenges for planning. These changes have centred on the impacts of globalisation and the associated flows of people, information and capital; as political, economic and technological boundaries and barriers have been dismantled and refigured in significant ways since the late 1980s. Yet it is acknowledged that such shifts have a trajectory that extends much further back in time.

The relative mobility of people and goods has been transformed with significant implications for future land use and in terms of the relations between people and between them and places. Mobility in terms of mass ...

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