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How the Discourse of Urban Smart Mobility Portrays the Role of Automobility after ’The End of Car Ownership’

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Title:How the Discourse of Urban Smart Mobility Portrays the Role of Automobility after ’The End of Car Ownership’
Authors:Lanamäki, Arto
Keywords:Smart Mobility Ecosystems and Services
car dependence
car ownership
discourse
problematization
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Date Issued:05 Jan 2021
Abstract:The slogan “the end of car ownership” (TEoCO) occurs regularly in the discourse of urban smart mobility. In this article, I examine TEoCO as a micronarrative used for agenda framing purposes. I situate the discourse within the theory of urban fabrics, to argue how cities need to fight car dependence. The TEoCO slogan appears as a seemingly powerful policy and marketing device. The slogan establishes private car use – and the negative externalities of automobility – as the baseline comparison for new digital mobility services. Urban smart mobility’s promise to eradicate car ownership but not cars per se may be a reinforcement of car dependence. Smart mobility cannot relieve cities from car dependence, because the most lucrative business opportunities in mobility reside in automobility.
Pages/Duration:8 pages
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/70836
ISBN:978-0-9981331-4-0
DOI:10.24251/HICSS.2021.224
Rights:Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Appears in Collections: Smart Mobility Ecosystems and Services


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