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Social exclusion: what can public transport offer?

Stanley, Janet and Lucas, Karen (2008) Social exclusion: what can public transport offer? Research in Transportation Economics, 22 (1). pp. 36-40. ISSN 0739-8859

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.retrec.2008.05.009

Abstract

A new workshop on ‘Social exclusion: What can public transport offer?’ was introduced in the Thredbo 10 program. The workshop examined the concept of social exclusion in a transport context, looking briefly at the history and comprehensiveness of the term for social policy in transport. Other concepts, such as well-being and social capital, were determined to be also needed. While important research was reported to the workshop, it was clear that social exclusion was at an early stage of empirical development. Gaps were highlighted, particularly in evaluation and cost-benefit analysis. Examples of service systems designed to address social exclusion were presented at the workshop, revealing the need to better understand governance arrangements. The workshop developed recommendations for future research and policy, particularly emphasising the need to integrate social outcomes with economic and environmental transport policy at the strategic, tactical and operational levels. Finally, ideas for further exploration of social exclusion in Thredbo 11, were outlined.

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Research Community:University of Westminster > Architecture and the Built Environment, School of
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