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Constructing well-being, deconstructing urban (im)mobilities in Abuja, Nigeria

Davila, JD; Levy, C; Oviedo Hernandez, D; Constructing well-being, deconstructing urban (im)mobilities in Abuja, Nigeria. In: Lucas, K and Uteng, TP, (eds.) Urban Mobilities in the Global South. Routledge: London.

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Abstract

Using the results of primary research in Abuja, Nigeria's capital city, this chapter aims to illustrate the importance of new knowledge(s) and methodologies critical to the future of transport planning in the Global South. Moving away from traditional measures of mobility, the chapter explores the potential of well-being as an operational concept in transport planning. By focusing on the different dimensions of well-being, a more rounded view of transport in the life of urban dwellers is developed, which leads transport planning down new avenues of knowledge and methodologies in the pursuit of more socially just cities. In doing so, the chapter also seeks to reflect on what are essential mobilities and to explore the contribution of transport to achieve a quality of life that recognises the diverse identities of all urban citizens.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Constructing well-being, deconstructing urban (im)mobilities in Abuja, Nigeria
Keywords: Transport, Mobility, Social justice, Diversity, Urbanisation
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Development Planning Unit
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1502656
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