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PhD position at the U of Las Palmas (Gran Canaria)

The Ph.D. Program Sustainable Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria under the BioMedAqua project is looking for one Early Stage Researcher (ESR7). Full details are in the enclosed document. The research topic concerns the economic value loss of fish anomalies. Choice modeling will be applied as the main method. The application deadline is 30 August 2018.

 

Themed volume on “Aging and Mobility” in the journal “Research in Transportation Business and Management”

Population aging is a social phenomenon which is affecting different sectors in life including transport. As a result, the body of literature dealing with the mobility of older people and its determinants is developing. On the one hand, older people are remaining much more active and mobile being healthier, licensed to drive, more educated and working longer. On the other hand, the highest increase in the older population is within the older-old segment due to the “aging of aging”. The benefits of mobility in later life and active aging have been widely documented and evidenced. However older people are usually considered as one of the transport disadvantaged groups. More knowledge is needed on the management of transport systems so as to cater for and adapt to the needs of aging societies. This themed volume focuses specifically on managing mobility and transport systems so as to improve the quality of life of older people whilst simultaneously working towards sustainable mobility.

This themed volume welcomes both theoretical and empirical contributions that address the management of mobility in later life. Invited topics should be related, but not limited to:

  • Evaluation of different transport infrastructures and their impact on older people as drivers, pedestrians, cyclist or public transport users;
  • The effects of neighbourhood designs and built environment on the quality of life and mobility of older people (e.g. age in place concepts).
  • Assessment of “new” transport services that can improve the mobility of older people;
  • Novel methods that identify and manage the mobility needs and perceptions of older people that have a higher risk of transport deficiency;
  • Empirical data from under-researched case studies such as from contexts in the developing world;
  • Analysis and implications of new technologies specifically targeted to improve mobility as people age.

If you are interested in submitting a paper, you are kindly requested to send a 300 word abstract by the 20th August 2018 to deborah.mifsud@um.edu.mt and maria.attard@um.edu.mt

Following the review of all the abstracts received we will submit the proposal to the editors for consideration and provide feedback to the authors. We expect the full papers by 19th November 2018 to start the review process. We expect publication of the themed volume before the end of 2019.

 

New book on “Inequality in Transport”

Everyone needs transport to move around and to access everyday needs, but for each individual those needs are different, and they change over time and space: herein lie the seeds of inequalities in transport. In Inequality in Transport, David Banister addresses this complex problem, first through an exploration of inequality, its nature, measurement and extent. He then links inequality and the transport sector through detailed analysis of the variations in daily and long-distance travel in Great Britain over a ten-year period. He argues that there must be a much wider interpretation of inequality – one that links actual travel with measures of wellbeing and sustainability, recognizing that these will change over time. In drawing his findings together, he concludes that there must be new thinking in transport policy and planning if transport inequalities are to be alleviated.

The book is now available through amazon kindle https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07F2QMS6X/  (price: £9.99) and will be published as a paperback on 12th July through Alexandrine Press (price: £30.00).

Special session at WCTR 2016: Call for papers

SIGD4 of WCTRS kindly invites abstract submissions for session track D4. – “ICT, Activities, Time Use and Travel Behaviour”. There is a possibility to join the Special Interest Group on the track topic. The deadline for abstracts is 15 March 2015. There is a choice between a track with full review and without. Reviewed papers will be considered for special issues organized by the different tracks. For more information visit the link: http://www.wctrs-conference.com/resources/updateable/pdf/sessions/D4.pdf