Exploring the right to mobility through the 2013 mobilizations in Rio de Janeiro

Verlinghieri, E. and Venturini, F. 2018. Exploring the right to mobility through the 2013 mobilizations in Rio de Janeiro. Journal of Transport Geography. 67, pp. 126-136. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2017.09.008

TitleExploring the right to mobility through the 2013 mobilizations in Rio de Janeiro
TypeJournal article
AuthorsVerlinghieri, E. and Venturini, F.
Abstract

In this paper we explore the unfolding of the right to the city through a focus on urban mobility. We analyse the way urban social movements (USMs), which play a crucial role in shaping the right to the city, frame their struggles in relation to mobility. We argue that their use of the concept of the ‘right to mobility’ has two meanings. First, the concept gives USMs a framing discourse to advocate and shape transport policy changes. Second, it enables USMs to bring together different actors with different urban agendas. We base this argument on a study of Rio de Janeiro, a paradigmatic case of mobility-based claims of the right to the city. Looking at the practice of a protest-oriented and a knowledge-oriented USMs that contest the Rio de Janeiro's mobility crisis, we outline an agenda for academics and practitioners willing to work towards the construction of sustainable and just mobilities.

JournalJournal of Transport Geography
Journal citation67, pp. 126-136
ISSN0966-6923
Year2018
PublisherElsevier
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2017.09.008
Web address (URL)http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85029744377&partnerID=MN8TOARS
Publication dates
Published in printFeb 2018
Published online23 Sep 2017

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