Publication: Car sharing and socio-spatial injustice
Car sharing is nowadays commonly acknowledged as an innovative approach to the transportation problems of urban areas (Firnkorn and Müller, 2015). Scientific literature regularly discusses car sharing related to the context of sustainable mobility and environmental benefits, or in relation to consumer behaviours in the sharing economy rhetoric. The former approach is common in transport studies and concerns strategies to face mobility-related problems in urban context and potential solutions for the environmental impacts of car traffic due to CO2 emissions (Martin and Shaheen, 2011), number of vehicles per household (Martin et al., 2010) and vehicle-kilometres travelled (Firnkorn, 2012). On the other side, social studies are more interested in the changes of consumer behaviour and their implications on society and economy. These publications are mostly based on the shift from ownership to service use lifestyles (Kuhnimhof et al., 2011; Prettenthaler and Steininger, 1999; Schaefers, 2013): the concept of ownership is changing fast and determining lots of consequences on consumers’ practices and business strategies (as, for example, the interest of auto companies in short-term rental like a way to balance the loss of purchases; Schwanen, 2016a).
Book of proceedings: Annual AESOP Congress, Spaces of Dialog for Places of Dignity, Lisbon, 11-14th July, 2017
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