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Case Study 1: The low carbon mobilities of Chinese migrant communities in Sydney, Australia

Chapter


Abstract


  • In Australia, as in many other industrialised societies, there is an urgent need to transition to low carbon mobilities. Australians have amongst the highest rates of car ownership in the world. In 2014, there were 756 motor vehicles per 1000 residents (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2014). In Australia’s most populous city – Sydney – 68.1 per cent of trips are made by private motor vehicle (Bureau of Transport Statistics, 2013). Transitioning to low carbon mobility futures in a highly car dependent society will not hinge solely on technology but requires changes to places, policies, ideas, and behaviours, as well as technologies. And there is evidence to suggest that low carbon mobilities are already being practised by some social groups – even in otherwise heavily car dependent places. This case study foregrounds one such group: Chinese migrants living in Sydney.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Kerr, S., Klocker, N. & Waitt , G. (2016). Case Study 1: The low carbon mobilities of Chinese migrant communities in Sydney, Australia. In D. Hopkins & J. Higham (Eds.), Low Carbon Mobility Transitions (pp. 77-82). Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers Limited.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781910158654

Book Title


  • Low Carbon Mobility Transitions

Start Page


  • 77

End Page


  • 82

Place Of Publication


  • Oxford

Abstract


  • In Australia, as in many other industrialised societies, there is an urgent need to transition to low carbon mobilities. Australians have amongst the highest rates of car ownership in the world. In 2014, there were 756 motor vehicles per 1000 residents (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2014). In Australia’s most populous city – Sydney – 68.1 per cent of trips are made by private motor vehicle (Bureau of Transport Statistics, 2013). Transitioning to low carbon mobility futures in a highly car dependent society will not hinge solely on technology but requires changes to places, policies, ideas, and behaviours, as well as technologies. And there is evidence to suggest that low carbon mobilities are already being practised by some social groups – even in otherwise heavily car dependent places. This case study foregrounds one such group: Chinese migrants living in Sydney.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Kerr, S., Klocker, N. & Waitt , G. (2016). Case Study 1: The low carbon mobilities of Chinese migrant communities in Sydney, Australia. In D. Hopkins & J. Higham (Eds.), Low Carbon Mobility Transitions (pp. 77-82). Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers Limited.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781910158654

Book Title


  • Low Carbon Mobility Transitions

Start Page


  • 77

End Page


  • 82

Place Of Publication


  • Oxford