Broad media coverage of Dorina Pojani’s research on transport symbolism
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Broad media coverage of Dorina Pojani’s research on transport symbolism

Taking public transport can be a source of pride or a source of shame, according to our research. Read the media coverage: ABC Radio National: www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/cultural-barriers-to-transport-change/11107774 The Age: www.theage.com.au/national/queensland/social-stigma-a-barrier-to-public-transport-use-study-finds-20190508-p51lcf.html Brisbane Times: www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/social-stigma-a-barrier-to-public-transport-use-study-finds-20190508-p51lcf.html ABC Radio Melbourne: www.abc.net.au/radio/melbourne/programs/afternoons/afternoons/11065104 (~20 min in) ABC Radio Brisbane: www.abc.net.au/radio/brisbane/programs/afternoons/afternoons/11085694 (~1 hour, 18 min in) Outlook India: www.outlookindia.com/newsscroll/indians-chinese-reluctant-to-use-public-transport-study/1531044 Continue reading

New article on public transport symbolism in Journal of Transport Geography, co-authored by Dorina Pojani
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New article on public transport symbolism in Journal of Transport Geography, co-authored by Dorina Pojani

The use of different forms of public transport connotes different symbolic meanings across national cultures. This has relevance when encouraging the uptake of public transport in Asia’s megacities such as Beijing or Chennai, where rapid deterioration in air quality has been partly attributed to a rapid increase in private motorised transport ownership and usage. Yet … Continue reading

New TR-D paper on public perceptions of eco-cars co-authored by Dorina Pojani
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New TR-D paper on public perceptions of eco-cars co-authored by Dorina Pojani

Transport choices are not merely practical decisions but steeped in cultural and societal perceptions. Understanding these latent drivers of behaviour will allow countries to develop and import policies to more successfully promote sustainable transport. Transport symbolism – what people believe their ownership or use of a mode connotes to others about their societal position – … Continue reading

New TR-F article co-authored by Dorina Pojani on car symbolism in post-socialist contexts
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New TR-F article co-authored by Dorina Pojani on car symbolism in post-socialist contexts

This article discusses the mobility intentions of adolescents in Tirana, Albania – one of the least studied areas of Central and Eastern Europe. The main research question – explored through Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) – is whether now, nearly three decades after the demise of state socialism, cars are still considered as a necessity and/or … Continue reading