Call for papers for the 2015 IGU Moscow Conference

The IGU Transport and Geography Commission are organising three thematic sessions of research papers for the 2015 IGU Moscow Conference

  1. Andrew Goetz (University of Denver, USA) and Becky Loo (University of Hong Kong) are co-convening a session on the theme of Geographical Impacts of Transport and Regional Development, including the study of economic, social, and environmental effects of transport infrastructure investment.
  2. Yves Boquet (University of Bourgogne, France), Anastasia Lomakina (Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia), and Vladimir Shuvalov are co-convening a session on the theme of Transport Development in Regions of High Latitudes or High Altitude.
  3. Yves Boquet (University of Bourgogne, France), Anastasia Lomakina (Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia), and Vladimir Shuvalov are co-convening a session on the theme of Russian Transport Issues: Cities, Regions and Neighboring Countries.

For more information please see here.

Extended deadline workshop Cluster 1

The deadline for abstracts for the Cluster 1 workshop “Enhancing the network efficiency: air transport and sustainability” to be held during the days 7-8 of May 2015 in Cranfield, United Kingdom, has been extended until the 15/1/2015.

Please find here the new call for papers.

Call for sessions and papers for the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference

The call for sessions and papers for the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference is now open and we would like to invite suggestions for sessions sponsored by the Transport Geography Research Group. The conference will take place at the University of Exeter from the 2nd-4th September and will be chaired by Professor Sarah Whatmore (University of Oxford). The conference theme is Geographies of the Anthropocene

If you would like to have your session sponsored by TGRG, please submit your session proposal to angela.curl@glasgow.ac.uk by Monday 5th January. We will confirm sponsorship the same week and you will then have until Friday 20th February to send out your Call for Papers, choose your presenters and submit your full session proposal to RGS. Continue reading “Call for sessions and papers for the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference”

Special Session at the AAG 2015, Chicago

A special session is organised at the AAG 2015 in Chicago with the following theme: “The choice for housing, working and its impact on mobility – unpacking the black box. Theories, concepts and methods for the interdependent choice of residence, workplace and mobility behavior in metropolitan regions.”

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Call for papers Cluster 1

Enhancing the network efficiency: air transport and sustainability

NECTAR Cluster 1 workshop 7-8 May 2015, Cranfield, United Kingdom

There are many reasons to strive to improve the efficiency of transport networks. While economic reasons used to dominate the debate, environmental reasons are gaining importance but not, for now, social reasons although increasingly equity is seen as another dimension of efficiency. Air transport networks are a special and important case to examine network efficiency. Demand for air transport is steadily growing over time, on average over 4-5% per annum and this has been taking place for several decades and is predicted to continue in the near future. This is fuelled by economic growth and is seen as an important contributor to growth, but air transport requires heavy investment and is costly to operate. Continue reading “Call for papers Cluster 1”

Enhancing the network efficiency: air transport and sustainability

NECTAR Cluster 1 workshop 7-8 May 2015, Cranfield, United Kingdom

There are many reasons to strive to improve the efficiency of transport networks. While economic reasons used to dominate the debate, environmental reasons are gaining importance but not, for now, social reasons although increasingly equity is seen as another dimension of efficiency. Air transport networks are a special and important case to examine network efficiency. Demand for air transport is steadily growing over time, on average over 4-5% per annum and this has been taking place for several decades and is predicted to continue in the near future. Continue reading “Enhancing the network efficiency: air transport and sustainability”

Call for papers Cluster 3

Logistics and Freight Transport Workshop

Algarve, 16-17 April 2015

We are pleased to invite you to a NECTAR (Network of European Communications and Transportation Academic Researchers) Cluster 3 workshop. The meeting will take place in Algarve, Portugal (16 – 17 April 2015 ) and will be dealing with the topic of “Sustainable freight transport – are cities willing and ready for the recent advances in transport technologies?” This meeting will bring together leading researchers from a number of disciplines and countries in a friendly environment to debate the recent developments on the study of logistics and freight transport. Find the call here.