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Cluster 6: Accessibility

Cluster 6 Co-Chairs:

s200_juan_carlos.mart_nJuan Carlos Martín is Full Professor of the Applied Economic Analysis Department at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. He has more than 10 years of professional experience in the field of transport economics in the areas of urban transport, air transport and its regulation. He is the Director for the Ph.D. Program “Integral Development and Innovation for Tourist Destinations” since the year 2010. In his area of expertise, professor Martín is an active member of the Research Institute (TIDES) “Tourism and Sustainable Economic Development.  He is the European Regional Editor of Transportation Journal and the Vice-President of Nectar. He is co-author of 4 books and monographs; guest editor on some special issues of scholarly journals. He has authored or co-authored more than 60 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters since 1993 in the field of tourism and transport economics.

IMG_1376Aura Reggiani is Full Professor of Economic Policy and currently chairing the courses of Transport Economics, Economic Policy, and Methods for Economic Analysis at the University of Bologna (Italy), Department of Economics. She is a specialist in spatial and transport economics and modelling, with particular reference to the study of transport network evolution, complexity and resilience, from both the theoretical and empirical viewpoint. She has been Chair of NECTAR (2008–2013). She is an elected RSAI-Fellow (first Italian Fellow and European female; 2010), Fellow of the Netherlands Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) at the Royal Dutch Academy (since 1991), Member (2010–12) and Chair (2012–13) of the ERC (European Research Council) Panel on ‘Environment and Society’. She is currently on the editorial boards of eight internationally recognized journals. Aura Reggiani has a long list of international publications in her field of expertise: she published 22 books and about 150 articles. She is Series Editor of the “NECTAR Series on Transportation and Communications Networks Research” (Edward Elgar, UK-USA). Her personal website: http://www.unibo.it/faculty/aura.reggiani.

Ahmed El-Geneidy is a Professor at the School of Urban Planning, McGill University. He is currently serving on the board of the Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain (ARTM), the regional authority coordinating planning and financing of public transport planning for the Montreal metropolitan region. He is also the elected chair of the World Society on Land use and Transport Research (WSTLUR). He is the group leader of the Transportation Research at McGill (TRAM) group. He is currently the editor of the Journal of Transport and Land use (JTLU) and he is serving on the editorial board of several transport Journals. Ahmed’s research interests include land use and transportation planning, transit operations and planning, travel behavior analysis concentrating on the use of motorized and non-motorized modes of transportation, and measurements of accessibility and mobility in urban contexts. Ahmed has a special interest in measuring and understanding the transportation needs of the disadvantaged populations. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Department of Architectural Engineering at the University of Alexandria, Egypt, and continued his academic work at Nohad A. Toulan Scool of Urban Studies and Planning, Portland State University, USA, where he received a Ph.D. in Urban Studies.

Pierre_ZembriPierre Zembri is  full professor at Ecole d’Urbanisme de Paris, (Paris school of Planning), belonging jointly to Paris Est Créteil (UPEC) et Paris Est Marne-la-Vallée (UPEM) universities. He is also the head of the LVMT (a common research LabEndFragment on cities, mobilities and transport between UPEM, IFSTTAR and Paris Tech Ponts et Chaussées School). As a Transport Geographer, his work focuses on Transport planning issues (at urban, regional and national scales); Management of public transport and intermodality in a multi-scale perspective; High-speed rail and territories; LRT (light rail transit) and urban territories, route planning and operational performance; Territorial effects of liberalization processes (air, road and rail services): strategies of stakeholders, infrastructure management, impact of public policies and on public policies, etc. He is Editor-in-chief of the online scientific journal Géotransports (established in 2014) and he is member of the Editorial Board of four other Reviews. He is member of NECTAR since 1994, and has been Communications Officer from 2005 to 2008.


Cluster activities

  • Cluster established, Las Palmas, June, 2008
  • Cluster Workshop, Sardinia, Italy, Cagliari, October 2009
  • NECTAR/NARSC special sessions, New York, Nov 2009
  • NECTAR/ERSA special sessions, Jonkoping, Aug 2010
  • NECTAR/NARSC special sessions, Denver, Nov 2010
  • NECTAR Conference, Antwerp, May, 2011
  • Cluster Workshop, Madrid, October, 2011
  • NECTAR/AAG Special Session, New York, Feb 2012
  • NECTAR/RSAI special session, Timisoara, May 2012
  • NECTAR/Pealinck workshop, Coimbra, Oct 2012
  • NECTAR Conference. Azores, June 2013
  • NECTAR workshop, Seville, February. 2014
  • NECTAR special session, World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research Delft (WSTLUR), July, 2014
  • NECTAR/COST special session, Oct 2014
  • Special session at the ERSA conference, Lisbon, Aug 2015
  • NECTAR Joint Cluster 1 and Cluster 6 International Workshop, 20-21 October 2016, Warsaw, Poland
  • NECTAR Joint Cluster 2 and Cluster 6 Meeting  on “Smart Cities – Governing Accessibility, Air Pollution and Equity” at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, August 24-25, 2017

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