Urban mobility experiments in India and Thailand

Duke Ghosh, Frans Sengers, Anna J. Wieczorek, Bipashyee Ghosh, Joyashree Roy, Rob Raven

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This chapter analyses the cases of mobility experiments in India and Thailand and explores the strategies that the niche actors deploy to navigate the challenges posed by incumbent socio-technical regimes. It further explores four selected cases in cities in India and Thailand to tease out some of the interesting features of the navigational strategies followed by experimental actors. A system transformation occurs when radical novelties are sufficiently developed and when the landscape, defined as a broad exogenous environment, exercises sufficient pressure on the prevailing regimes, alters them and makes them unstable. To deal with the stability of the regimes and to link to the wider processes of social change, niche actors deploy various strategies. Interactions with policy makers and governments highlighted the dominant paradigms of the existing regimes. Like most Indian cities, Ahmedabad's mobility regime is marked with the coexistence of various modes of transport motorized and non-motorized, public and private.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Experimental City
EditorsJames Evans, Andrew Karvonen, Rob Raven
Place of PublicationOxon UK
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781315719825
ISBN (Print)9781138856202
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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