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Title:Flows and pauses in the urban logistics landscape: the municipal regulation of shipping container mobilities
Author(s):Cidell, Julie L.
Subject(s):containers
logistics
mobilities
local government
regulation
Geographic Coverage:North America
Abstract:The mobilities turn has demonstrated the importance of the social, cultural, and political implications of travel for a variety of modes, though largely focused on people and vehicles, not freight. The transport of goods by shipping container has become the predominant means of freight transport since the 1960s, shaping places from port cities to rural distribution centers. This paper uses two North American case studies to explore temporary immobilities or pauses in the flows of shipping containers, showing that the problems containers pose to the places they pass through are not a function of the objects themselves, but their state of mobility. Pauses are important as a category of mobility because of the consequences of regulations that attempt to eliminate or redirect them.
Issue Date:2012
Citation Info:Cidell, J. (2012). Flows and pauses in the urban logistics landscape: the municipal regulation of shipping container mobilities. Mobilities 7:2, 233-246.
Genre:Article
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/50332
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-09-15


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