PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2022, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (1): 107-117.doi: 10.18306/dlkxjz.2022.01.010

• Special Column: Theories and Methods of Behavioral Geography • Previous Articles     Next Articles

Progress of research on transportation and social exclusion from the perspective of spatiotemporal behavior

HUANG Xiaoyan1,2(), CAO Xiaoshu1,2,*()   

  1. 1. Northwest Land and Resources Research Center, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi'an 710119, China
    2. Key Laboratory for Urbanization and Environment Simulator in Northwest China, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi'an 710119, China
  • Received:2021-09-05 Revised:2021-11-29 Online:2022-01-28 Published:2022-03-28
  • Contact: CAO Xiaoshu;
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China(41871168);National Natural Science Foundation of China(41831284);Funded Projects for the Academic Leaders and Academic Backbone, Shaanxi Normal University(18QNGG013)


In the context of China's new-type urbanization, how to build more inclusive and equitable cities has become an important question for sustainable social development. Research on transportation-related social exclusion mainly includes theoretical research, socio-spatial analysis, and comparative research on transportation and social exclusion. Supported by a large number of theoretical and empirical studies, two paradigms have been formed: the research based on "space" and the research based on "classification" of specific social groups. However, there is still a lack of effective demonstration of the internal causal relationships between space and behavior. Therefore, it is urgent to clarify the concept and mechanism of transportation and social exclusion from the perspective of geographic space and spatiotemporal behavior of different social groups. This article reviewed the concepts, research paradigms, and measurement methods of transportation and social exclusion, and elaborated on the internal logic and empirical results of social exclusion research in transportation from the perspective of spatiotemporal behavior and activities. Then, a research framework of transportation and social exclusion based on space-time-behavior interaction was constructed based on China's reality. The article attempted to provide a practical and theoretical support for the elimination of social exclusion in transportation, the construction of multi-scale social integration, and the development of more inclusive, equitable, and just cities.

Key words: transportation and social exclusion, spatiotemporal behavior, accessibility, transport disadvantage, time geography