Law, Engineering, and the American Right-of-Way

Imagining a More Just Street

Authors: Prytherch, David

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  • Illuminates how technical intricacies of law and engineering exert powerful roles in the spatiality and social life of streets
  • Is situated at the intersection of vibrant theoretical and policy debates
  • Links theories of socio-spatial justice on the street to the practices that design and regulate the roadway
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About this book

This book explores the geography of the everyday roadway and contemplates how regulation and design shape our streets. People may question the hegemony of cars, but reimagining public streets is a major conceptual and technical challenge. Drawing from “new mobilities” and transport studies, Prytherch addresses how streets are structured by policy standards; what it means to have a right to the street; and how a more just street would look—in both theory and practice. He summarizes key traffic statutes, case laws, and engineering manuals, and interprets these in relation to mobility rights and justice. At its core, the book moves beyond criticism to highlight emerging movements which aim to develop more complete and livable streets for everyone.

About the authors

David Prytherch is Professor of Geography at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, USA. He has served on the Oxford Planning Commission and City Council, focusing on sustainability and intermodal transportation.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Prytherch, David

    Pages 1-10

  • Rethinking the Street as Space of Mobility, Rights, and (In)Justice

    Prytherch, David

    Pages 13-32

  • Legal Geographies of the American “Right-of-Way”

    Prytherch, David

    Pages 35-52

  • The Contested Right to the Right-of-Way

    Prytherch, David

    Pages 53-76

  • Engineering the Roadway as Space of Flow

    Prytherch, David

    Pages 77-106

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-75705-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-75704-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-09304-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Law, Engineering, and the American Right-of-Way
Book Subtitle
Imagining a More Just Street
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-75705-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-75705-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-75704-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09304-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 210
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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