How Can An Understanding Of Mobilities Of Care Lead To More Humane Cities

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This paper draws on a literature review of 31 international papers on ‘mobilities of care’. In this paper, the concept has been expanded to include the mobility of any person(s), of whatever age, who look after someone or perform caring tasks (e.g. elder relative, child, partner or friend).
The approach and findings from these papers is of crucial importance to future transport planning and the design of ‘humane cites’, providing compelling evidence of the continued lack of transport provision to support such journeys, and the effects of the resultant transport poverty on the lives of the carers and the cared for.
The paper argues that the lens of ‘mobilities of care’ provides an opportunity to break away from technocentric approaches to the design of ‘smart humane cities’ to ones which are built around principles of caring for citizens and are truly humane.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 23 Aug 2023
Event9th international confernece: Towards a Humane City: Reshaping Mobility - Science and Technology Park Novi Sad , Novi Sad, Serbia
Duration: 19 Oct 202320 Oct 2023


Conference9th international confernece: Towards a Humane City
CityNovi Sad
Internet address


  • mobility
  • Women
  • gender


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