Professor Perter Cox presents: What if there were no cars? Thinking radically about sustainable transport
The climate emergency is not just going to be solved by magic ‘fixes’. Long term sustainability will require us to work out how to live low carbon lives and build sustainable communities. This presentation examines some of the possibilities and opportunities for reimagining our travel, starting today.
Peter Cox is professor of sociology in the Department of Political and Social Science at the University of Chester in the United Kingdom. His teaching focuses on Social Movement Studies and the Politics of Sustainability, particularly the area of degrowth. As a researcher he was a founder member of the Cycling and Society Research Group in 2004 and a co-editor of Cycling and Society (Ashgate 2007) which came out of the work of that group. In addition to a wide range of academic books and articles, he has been involved in a range of support and advice for local and national policy across the globe, working with both grass roots activism and institutional advocacy groups. He chairs the international academic network Scientists for Cycling for the European Cycling Federation. A Leverhulme International Fellow in 2014, “Developing interdisciplinary research methods in cycling and the environment”, he worked at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Munich and will return there in 2023 as a research fellow to work on a project entitled Care, Commons and Uncontrollability: cycling as transformative interaction.
Recent books include Cycling: a sociology of Vélomobility (Routledge 2019) and as co-editor, The Politics of Cycling Infrastructure (Policy Press 2020) [with Till Koglin, Lund University] and the Routledge Companion to Cycling (Routledge 2022). He is current book Cycling Activism: Bike politics and social movements will be published by Routledge next year.