Oil Vulnerability in the Australian City: Assessing Socioeconomic Risks from Higher Urban Fuel Prices

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Title Oil Vulnerability in the Australian City: Assessing Socioeconomic Risks from Higher Urban Fuel Prices
Author Dodson, Jago Robert; Sipe, Neil Gavin
Journal Name Urban Studies
Year Published 2007
Place of publication UK
Publisher Routledge
Abstract Global oil prices have risen markedly over the past 18 months, generating considerable speculation regarding their economic and social impacts. Cities that are highly dependent on petroleum for urban transport are likely to be most adversely affected by rising oil prices. Yet there has been little recent scholarly engagement with the socioeconomic implications of increasing oil prices. This paper develops a basic framework and methodology for assessing the socioeconomic 'oil vulnerability' of Australian cities. The paper demonstrates that there is wide spatial variability in the vulnerability of Australia's urban populations to rising fuel costs which may compound existing socio-spatial divisions and speculates on some underlying causal factors. The paper calls for better data and new methods to understand the issue.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~db=all~content=t713449163
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00420980601023810
Copyright Statement Copyright 2007 Taylor & Francis. Please refer to the journal link for access to the definitive, published version. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Volume 44
Issue Number 1
Page from 37
Page to 62
ISSN 0042-0980
Date Accessioned 2008-02-29
Language en_AU
Research Centre Menzies Health Institute Qld; Urban Research Program
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject PRE2009-Urban and Regional Planning
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/18500
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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