Cycling the city, re-imagining the city: Envisioning urban sustainability transitions in Thailand

Journeys of transformative socio-technical change form the basis of urban sustainability transitions that are setting the course for the vision of a future city. At their nascence, these journeys begin in the minds of change agents, as abstract concepts inspired by lofty ideals, which then become substantiated and articulated as 'urban imaginaries' - mutual understandings of what makes up a desirable future city. The power of the urban imaginaries notion to studying the process of envisioning in the context of sustainability transitions is demonstrated, forming the basis of the conceptual contribution of this paper. This paper shows how urban sustainability transitions are envisioned from the bike saddle, by following several prolific Thai cycling campaigners as they travel through the streets of numerous cities in Thailand - focusing on the urban imaginaries they articulate. In the same way, this paper shows how an apparently disparate set of urban development pathways converge around technological artefacts and material infrastructure as they are mobilized to empower cycling.


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  • Pagination: pp 2763-2779
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  • Created Date: Apr 24 2018 4:13PM