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Security, mobility, liberals, and Christians
Luis Lobo-Guerrero

had recommended to him by saying ‘it will make you a local anywhere’, and entered the address where he was expected within the next hour. From there on he followed the visual and audio instructions emitted by his phone and reached his destination in thirty-five minutes. With the aid of the public transport network and its information maps as well as with the smartphone, the navigation application, and

in Security/ Mobility
Joe Gerlach

atmospheres and the sociality of public transport. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 28: pp. 270–289. Boria, E. (2013) Geographers and maps: A relationship in crisis. L’Espace Politique, 21. [Online] Available at: (accessed 3 August 2016). Burns, R. (2014) Moments of closure in the knowledge politics of digital humanitarianism. Geoforum, 53: pp. 51–62. 48 Ephemerality/mobility Caquard, S. (2014) Cartography II: Collective cartographies in the social media era. Progress in Human Geography, 38: pp. 141–150. Carter, P

in Time for mapping
Considerations and consequences
Thomas Sutherland

-resolution colour versions, please see the Open Access edition at Notes 1 For a more detailed overview of the problems of representation in practices and discourses of mapping, see Del Casino and Hanna (2006). 2 A more contemporary equivalent of the Tabula Peutingeriana perhaps being the nowcommon public transport maps created in the wake of Henry C. Beck’s 1933 circuit-like redesign of the London Underground’s various lines: a remarkably clear but also highly abstract representation of a series of locations with little affordance made to

in Time for mapping
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The Conservatives in crisis
Philip Lynch and Mark Garnett

Kitchen Table Conservatives paper argued that the party had to employ a new language and address popular concerns about their attitude to public services. Yet by 2001 the Tories lacked positive symbolic policies on health and education, even though they had shifted to the left on public spending.11 Labour was vulnerable on public services: many middle-class voters relied on public transport, Conclusions 253 the NHS and state education and were disappointed by Labour’s record. But the Conservatives were not seen as credible: voters did not prioritise tax cuts and

in The Conservatives in Crisis
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Reading SimCity
Barry Atkins

first. This certainly seems to imply that there is no ‘correct’ course that we may identify. Making Sims use public transport might increase or decrease the growth rate of your city, increasing industrial density may increase pollution while providing much needed revenue, but the authorial choice of which might be most satisfying is handed over to the reader. Even if the city is razed to the ground by alien invaders, the player has not necessarily ‘lost’. There is a potentially satisfying plot available in rebuilding your city from the rubble, of starting again and

in More than a game
Kevin Harrison and Tony Boyd

struggle unjustifiably postpones the need to reform society along environmental lines. Planning, tax, regulations and other reforms are needed now to encourage a green lifestyle, including recycling, greater use of public transport and energy efficiency. Liberal environmentalism Liberals argue that the ‘market’ can help solve most environmental problems. The key issue is that ‘public

in Understanding political ideas and movements
Robert Mackay

per month was a tiresome constraint on social activity. Since this minority came mainly from the articulate middle classes, who had greater access to the media, its views tended to be heard more at the time and to survive disproportionately in the record. But when most people travelled it was by public transport. Here the effect of the war was simply to reduce the number of buses and trains available. Conscription reduced the workforce of busdrivers, conductors and maintenance workers; the conversion of the motor industry to the production of military vehicles and

in Half the battle
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Urban transformation and public health in future cities
Michael Keith and Andreza Aruska de Souza Santos

mobility are concepts situated in time-spaces and therefore ‘always differentiated and differentiating’. When exploring the wellbeing-mobility nexus in London and São Paulo, the authors demonstrate that in both cities navigating urban spaces can be a barrier to experiencing happiness. Interviews with cyclists in these two cities show how community-led initiatives are filling gaps left by the state in the provision of transport. In São Paulo, for example, while public transport may be available, there are spaces that are considered unsafe and out of reach despite existing

in Urban transformations and public health in the emergent city
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Soviet things that talk
Yulia Karpova

.53 The Bureau was responsible for designing public transport including river boats, railway carriages, Moscow trolley buses and, most prominently, the atomic-powered icebreaker ship Lenin (designed in 1953–55).54 Meanwhile, some restructuring occurred within the Moscow and Leningrad Unions of Soviet Artists (MOSKh and LSSKh). The sector of decorative-ornamental art in MOSKh was renamed the ‘section of ­decorative-applied art’ and divided into three sub-sections: decorative-­ ornamental works, textiles and applied art.55 This section, like its counterpart in Leningrad

in Comradely objects
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Putting the countryside back to work
David Calder

service’ requirements as the medical profession or public transport.38 In this instance the importance of the arts to local economies had the effect of making creative labour mandatory. Jean-Paul Sêtre, architect of Corbigny’s cultural policy, took advantage of Boulaud’s animosity toward the striking intermittents to expand Corbigny’s cultural offerings. Initially Sêtre offered Metalovoice and another striking Nevers-based company, TéATR’éPROUVèTe, space in the Saint Leonard Abbey, an eighteenth-century Benedictine abbey repurposed as a cultural centre. TéATR

in Street theatre and the production of postindustrial space