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Why Travel?: Understanding our Need to Move and How it Shapes our Lives

Author/EditorHill, Terry (Author)
Greenall, Tom (Author)
Saunt, Deborah (Author)
Lyons, Glenn (Author)
Thomas, Emily (Author)
ISBN: 9781529216370
Pub Date01/07/2021
BindingPaperback
Pages336
This book brings together leading experts to show how our travel choices are shaped by a wide range of social, physical, psychological and cultural factors, which have profound implications for the design of future transport policies.
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Supported by the Independent Transport Commission (ITC): a registered charity
Why travel? What motivations underpin the journeys we make? And how can we make decisions that improve our travel experiences?
Arguing that the desire to move is a purpose in itself, this book brings together leading experts to provide insights from multiple viewpoints across the sciences, arts and humanities. Together, they examine key travel motivations, including the importance of travel for human wellbeing, and how these can be reconciled with challenges such as reducing our carbon footprint, adapting new mobility technologies, and improving the quality of our journeys.
The book shows how our travel choices are shaped by a wide range of social, physical, psychological and cultural factors, which have profound implications for the design of future transport policies.
Offering thought-provoking and practical new perspectives, this fascinating book will be essential for all those who have ever wondered why we travel and how it relates to our fundamental needs.

Supported by the Independent Transport Commission (ITC): a registered charity
Why travel? What motivations underpin the journeys we make? And how can we make decisions that improve our travel experiences?
Arguing that the desire to move is a purpose in itself, this book brings together leading experts to provide insights from multiple viewpoints across the sciences, arts and humanities. Together, they examine key travel motivations, including the importance of travel for human wellbeing, and how these can be reconciled with challenges such as reducing our carbon footprint, adapting new mobility technologies, and improving the quality of our journeys.
The book shows how our travel choices are shaped by a wide range of social, physical, psychological and cultural factors, which have profound implications for the design of future transport policies.
Offering thought-provoking and practical new perspectives, this fascinating book will be essential for all those who have ever wondered why we travel and how it relates to our fundamental needs.

Kris Beuret OBE is the Director of Social Research Associates (SRA). She is a sociologist, previously an academic, and a member of the Independent Transport Commission and Highways England's Research and Innovation Advisory Board. Kris has advised the House of Commons Transport Committee, TfL, the DfT and overseas governments on disability and diversity issues. Dr Matthew Niblett is Director of the Independent Transport Commission and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He oversees the ITC's research portfolio and has presented findings from this research to Ministers and Parliamentary Select Committee enquiries. Matthew holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford and was a Senior Research Associate at Oxford's Transport Studies Unit.

Foreword by Tony Wheeler, co-founder, Lonely Planet 1. Why Travel? An Introduction - Matthew Niblett and Kris Beuret Part I: Fundamental Motivations 2. Biological Perspectives on Travel - Charles Pasternak 3. Travel and The Mind - Tony Hiss 4. Philosophy and Travel: The Meaning of Movement - Matthew Niblett 5. The Economics of Travel: It's Not the Destination, It'sthe Journey - Matthew Dillon and Alexander Jan PART II: Travel for Exploration and Knowing Ourselves 6. Why Travel? The Sociological Perspective - Kris Beuret and Roger Hall 7. Religious and Spiritual Travel - Alison Kuznets 8. Travel in Art and Literature - Alison Kuznets and Matthew Niblett 9. Why People Travel: An Anthropological View - Tom Selwyn 10. Tourist Travel - Hazel Andrews 11. Travel as Exploration: Science, the Unknown, and Personal Discovery - Emily Thomas Part III: Limits and New Horizons 12. Technology and Travel - Glenn Lyons 13. Placemaking and Travel: The City Is Where the People Choose to Go - Deborah Saunt and Tom Greenall 14. Travel's Place in the Environment - Terry Hill 15. Conclusion: What Have We Learnt? - Kris Beuret and Matthew Niblett

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