Title

A Different Trolley Problem: The Limits of Environmental Justice and the Promise of Complex Moral Assessments for Transportation Infrastructure

Abstract

Transportation infrastructure tremendously affects the quality of life for urban residents, influences public and mental health, and shapes social relations. Historically, the topic is rich with social and political controversy and the resultant transit systems in the United States cause problems for minority residents and issues for the public. Environmental justice frameworks provide a means to identify and address harms that affect marginalized groups, but environmental justice has limits that cannot account for the mainstream population. To account for this condition, I employ a complex moral assessment measure that provides a way to talk about harms that affect the public.

Department(s)

Arts, Languages, and Philosophy

Keywords and Phrases

Complex Moral Assessment; Structural Ethics; Transportation Infrastructure; Urban Planning

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1353-3452; 1471-5546

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2016 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht, All rights reserved.

Publication Date

01 Dec 2016

PubMed ID

26602909

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