CL 6 Workshop on “The impact of ICT on accessibility after the pandemic: new formats of shopping, work and transport”

The Department of Transport and Regional Economics of the University of Antwerp and NECTAR Cluster 6 (Accessibility) are organising a workshop “The impact of ICT on accessibility after the pandemic: new formats of shopping, work and transport” in Antwerp (Belgium), 12-13 October 2023.

The deadline for the NECTAR Cluster 6 workshop on “The impact of ICT on accessibility after the pandemic: new forms or shopping, work and transport”, taking place in Antwerp on 12- 13 October 2023, has been extended to June 14. Topics of interest include the impact of ICT, e-commerce and new mobility services on accessibility and travel/mobility relations. See the call for papers for more details. See for details the Call for Papers below.

The Organising Committee:

Joris Beckers, Universiteit Antwerpen (Belgium)

Elnert Coenegrachts, Universiteit Antwerpen (Belgium)

Ann Verhetsel, Universiteit Antwerpen (Belgium)

Benjamin Büttner, Cluster 6 co-chair, Technical University of Munich (Germany)

Juan Carlos Martín, Cluster 6 co-chair, University of Las Palmas GC (Spain)

Karst Geurs, NECTAR chair, University of Twente, the Netherlands

PhD School on “Cycling in Cities”

TRAIL research school in the Netherlands organizes an international autumn school (13 – 15 November 2023; Delft & The Hague, the Netherlands) on ‘Cycling in Cities’.  It is offered to all PhD students, who are involved in research on the social, spatial, mobility and policy aspects of cycling. It does not matter whether you are about to start or whether you are well on the way with your PhD research.

TRAIL is a Dutch research school which aims to provide high quality training and education for PhD students in the area of Transport, Infrastructure and Logistics. The school is supported by six universities.

Course manager: Dr. Kees Maat

Lecturers: Prof. Bert van Wee, Prof. Ralph Buehler, Prof. Henk Meurs, Dr. Maarten Kroesen, Dr. Paul van de Coevering, Dr. Paul Schepers, and others.

Deadline for registration: 15 July 2023

Find more information here: https://rstrail.nl/2023-2/

2 Postdoctoral Positions at the University of Toronto

iCity 2.0 is a multi-year project to undertake urban data science research that advances complete community design in Ontario urban areas. The project will focus on both existing and new neighbourhoods, with an emphasis on significantly improving the quality, cost-effectiveness and performance of urban mobility through improved design of both our urban transportation systems and our local urban forms. 2 postdoctoral positions will be funded from the project:

Funding Call – Book Chapter Contributions

Call headlines

The SSH CENTRE is funding 30 new interdisciplinary collaborative teams up to 7,500 to develop a single policy or governance recommendation related to the EU Green Deal’s commitments on climate, energy or mobility. Deadline for applications is 4 June 2023.

The recommendation developed by each collaborative team will be published as a short chapter in an open access book (focusing on climate, energy or mobility) AND will be submitted to the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation

What activities can be funded?

There is intentional flexibility in the collaborative work that can be funded – from literature reviews to stakeholder workshops, visiting fellowships to participatory evaluations, etc. The only requirements are that: (1) the activities span SSH and STEM; and (2) the recommendation moves beyond simply highlighting failures.

As well as funding the interdisciplinary collaborative work, the SSH CENTRE is also hosting a virtual symposium on Tuesday 10th October 2023, where representatives from the 30 collaborative teams will have the opportunity to share initial thoughts and receive support in writing their chapter. 

Who is eligible?

Funding is available to collaborative teams composed of at least 4 researchers based at institutions within the EU or a Horizon-associated country (including the UK), with a minimum of 2 SSH researchers and 2 STEM researchers.

Who are the book editors?

Colleagues are welcome to reach out to each editorial team, should they have any queries:


Further details on the application process and the scope of each book, plus the link to express your interest, can be found here:https://sshcentre.eu/call-for-participation/

Post-Doc Position Università’ di Bologna

Within the GRINS project (Next Generatino EU / PNRR: https://dse.unibo.it/it/terza-missione/next-generation-eu), at the Department of Economics of the Alma Mater Studiorum Università’ di Bologna a post-doc position (assegno di ricerca) within the themes of Spoke 7 (Territorial sustainability), and in particular of the work package on “Infrastructures and smart mobility: policies and strategies for resilient and sustainable territories and cities” will be opened.

Experience in the field of transport (and potentially tourism), and with discrete choice modelling and related software, is appreciated. A PhD is not required for this position, but will be evaluated, if present, as a preferential title.

Applications for the selection must be presented exclusively via web, through Unibo’s website, by 17 APRIL.

Please see the official call (also in English version) and the link to the application page at the following address: https://bandi.unibo.it/ricerca/assegni-ricerca?id_bando=66319.

For any information, please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Roberto Patuelli (roberto.patuelli@unibo.it).

Cluster 3 Workshop: Delivering Just Sustainabilities:  Green and Equitable Transitions in Last-Mile Logistics

The Polytechnic University of Madrid and NECTAR Cluster 3 (Freight and Logistics) are organising a workshop on “Delivering Just Sustainabilities: Green and Equitable Transitions in Last-Mile Logistics”, 20-22 September 2023, Madrid. The extended deadline for submissions is 18 June 2023. See the Call for Papers below for more information.

Cluster 6 & 7 Workshop on Sustainable Neighborhoods

Cluster 6 and 7 are organising a workshop on Sustainable Neighbourhoods: Urban and transport planning for sustainable urban living, 21-22 June 2023. The workshop is organized by the Civil Engineering Department (University of Coimbra), Coimbra, Portugal.  

If you are interested in participating in this workshop, please submit an abstract (about 700 words) before 31 March 2023. See the call for papers and travel information below:

NECTAR Cluster 4 workshop on Active Micro-Mobility – Modeling Spatial Behaviour of Cyclists and Pedestrians

Cluster 4 is organising a workshop on Active Micro-Mobility – Modeling Spatial Behaviour of Cyclists and Pedestrians, 16-17 March 2023. The workshop is organized by LAET-ENTPE (University of Lyon), Lyon, France.  

If you are interested to participate in this workshop, please submit an abstract (about 500 words) before 13 February 2023. See the call for papers for details.

Post-Doc position in Rimini in Sustainable Mobility

Within the GRINS project (Next Generatino EU / PNRR: https://dse.unibo.it/it/terza-missione/next-generation-eu), at the Department of Economics of the Alma Mater Studiorum Università’ di Bologna we opened a post-doc position (assegno di ricerca) within the themes of Spoke 7 (Territorial sustainability), and in particular of the work package on “Infrastructures and smart mobility: policies and strategies for resilient and sustainable territories and cities”.

As briefly described in the attached description, research activities will focus on the implementation of extensive discrete choice experiments on sustainable mobility and in particular on the integration of public transport and micromobility, and on the role of mobility hubs as facilitators of such integration.

Experience in the field of transport (and potentially tourism), and with discrete choice modelling and related software, is considered a priority.

A PhD is not required for this position, but will be evaluated, if present, within the selection. Please note that the second-cycle degree (master’s degree) is the legal requirement for applying, and a winning candidate holding a non-EU degree will need to provide an official translation and a declaration of value from the competent Italian embassy/consulate within 60 days after the closing of the selection.

Although the contract is initially for one year, it is extendible within the project up to three years. The reported amount is tax free, and only includes law-mandated social security contributions.

The holder of the post-doc grant will work on the campus of RIMINI of Unibo, within a team which includes Profs Roberto Patuelli and Lorenzo Masiero, and in possible synergy with the SmartHubs project (https://www.smartmobilityhubs.eu/) and related collaborators.

The start of activities of the grant holder is expected approximately for 1 March.

Applications for the selection must be presented exclusively via web, through Unibo’s website, by 23 JANUARY.

Please see the official call (also in English version) and the link to the application page at the following address:https://bandi.unibo.it/ricerca/assegni-ricerca?id_bando=66214.

For any information, please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Roberto Patuelli (roberto.patuelli@unibo.it).