MOBILITY JUSTICE

Mimi Sheller, Professor of Sociology and founding Director of the Centre for Mobilities Research and Policy, Drexel University, Philadephia, PA

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 7:00- 9:00 p.m.
Room 1400, SFU Vancouver Campus, Harbour Centre 

Mobility justice is one of the crucial political and ethical issues of our day, when the entire world faces the urgent question of how to make the transition to more environmentally sustainable and socially just mobilities. All around the planet urban, regional, and international governing bodies are grappling with a series of crises related to how we move: an urban crisis of pollution and congestion, a global refugee crisis of borders and humanitarianism, and a climate crisis of global warming and decarbonisation. This talk will seek to think across these crises showing how each is part of a wider disturbance in prevailing institutions concerned with the management of mobilities and immobilities. Mobility justice offers a new way to think across the micro and macro scale of transitioning toward more just mobilities.

Co-Sponsored with Urban Studies Program with support from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Visiting Speakers Fund

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