NECTAR Clusters 4 and 6 are organizing a workshop on “Mobility and Accessibility after the Pandemic: Emerging Trends and Policy Challenges”. It will take place at JRC offices in Seville, 5-7 October 2022. Deadline for abstracts is 31 May, 2022. More details can be found here.
The Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Twente has a job vacancy for an Assistant Professor on Smart Urban Mobility. Please find the details here. The deadline for application is April 29, 2022.
The University of Gothenburg offers a postdoctoral fellowship in Business administration, specializing in purchasing of freight transport services. The deadline for applications is 18th April 2022. More details can be found here.
Please find here an updated call for abstracts for the NECTAR Conference that will be held in Toronto (Canada) on July 20th to July 22nd 2022.
The deadline for abstract submission has been extended till March 14th, 2022
Due to the travel restrictions and general uncertainty related to Covid-19, the organizers of the workshop “Smart Transport for Sustainable Tourism” have decided to postpone it to September 12-14 (Évora, Portugal). The new call can be found here. Submission deadline for abstracts is 10 July 2022.
We are pleased to invite you for a special session Mobile Phones, mobility and Transportation organised by Cluster 8 (ICT) of NECTAR at the Mobile Tartu international conference in Tartu, Estonia, 28th – 30th of June 2022. The deadline for abstract submissions is 28 February 2022. Please find the call for abstracts here.
The 16th International NECTAR Conference will take place in Toronto, Canada, 20 – 22 July 2022. The theme of the conference is “Mobilizing Justice: Moving Toward Action for an Equitable Transportation Future”. We are planning a physical conference. The NECTAR conference will be organized by the University of Toronto and hosted on its downtown St. George campus. In addition to this general Call for Paper, each NECTAR cluster is preparing thematic paper sessions, which can be found here.
The general call for papers can be found here (Deadline for abstract submission: February 28, 2022).
This workshop proposes to address the question of the evolution of housing markets and access to the city due to the very rapid evolution of telework driven by the COVID-19 crisis, as well as the impacts of such transformations. Topics of interest include the creation of teleworking centres in neighbourhoods and policies to develop local retail and services such as seen in the quarter-hour city concept. It takes place March 17-18 2022 in Marne-la-Vallée, France. The meeting can be combined with an UERA Thematic Working Group on Accessibility that is is planned for the day before the event, March 16, on the quarter-hour city, also in Marne-la-Vallée.
The call for papers can be found here. The deadline for submission is January 31, 2022.
The latest book “Transport in Human Scale Cities” in the NECTAR Series has been published by Edward Elgar and is available as open access! The book originates from the NECTAR conference in Helsinki in 2019.
The book calls for a paradigm shift in urban transport, which remains one of the critically uncertain aspects of the sustainability transformation of our societies. It argues that the potential of human scale thinking needs to be recognised, both in understanding people on the move in the city and within various organisations responsible for cities.
Taking a multidisciplinary approach with a focus on the human scale, expert contributors offer lessons for responsible innovation
practices to advance the human scale urban mobility technologies. Chapters also offer new insights into the development of urban and transport planning processes, considering new data, methods and approaches. Drawing on specific examples, the book presents a critical analysis of key topics, including the relationship between transport and wellbeing, the relationship between accessibility and income, the mobility of the elderly and various transport planning and policy questions.
The book is edited by dr. Miloš Mladenović (Aalto University), professor Tuuli Toivonen (University of Helsinki), Elias Willberg (University of Helsinki) and professor Karst Geurs (University of Twente). The book is dedicated to the memory of dr. Moshe Givoni, lecturer at Tel-Aviv University, whose ambition was to continuously promote research and better policy making to transform our urban mobility systems.
The open access book is available for download at: https://doi.org/10.4337/9781800370517
According to the “Green Paper on Urban Mobility”, a strong inter-modal and inter-sectorial passenger and freight integration could improve the overall efficiency of transport. The operational organization of an integrated passenger/freight system may contribute to this single logistics system. The idea of bridging freight and passenger transport is not new, since first academic discussions date back to more than a decade ago. Nowadays, this scheme is partially adopted for specific transport solutions, such as air, ferry and long-distance rail transport. However, it is less common in urban rail and road transport, as well as in non-urban areas. In these contexts, several technical and policy-related issues make this integration difficult and its application in real cases limited.
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