Edited by Robin Hickman, Beatriz Mella Lira, Moshe Givoni and Karst Geurs
Chapter 16: Why the Capability Approach can offer an alternative to transport project assessment
Beatriz Mella Lira discusses the use of the Capability Approach in relation to transport and social equity. The concepts of capabilities and functionings are used, to help consider the things a persons may value doing and being, including the activities that they are able to perform. A list of social indicators is developed, including life, bodily health, bodily integrity, sense and emotion. The lower the levels and higher the gap between the current and expected achievement of opportunities are seen as reflective of social inequity, with transport viewed as a facilitator in the development of fairer societies.
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