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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.

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. (more…)

Job post: 250 Academic Fellowships at the University of Leeds

The University of Leeds’ biggest ever recruitment of academic researchers includes exciting new opportunities to join the Institute for Transport Studies (ITS).

A £100m investment (250greatminds.leeds.ac.uk) launched on Wednesday 1 October will recruit 250 early career academic fellows over the next three years. Successful applicants will embark on a five year structured development programme, leading to an established position as an Associate Professor.

Applications are invited to three of the Institute’s core themes, but we also welcome informal inquiries from those with the skills and potential to secure a fellowship in other thematic areas:

  • Big Data and Transport Modelling
  • Transport Resilience
  • Vehicle and Road Automation

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. (more…)

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. (more…)

Call for papers XIII NECTAR International Conference

Smart Transport—Smart Planning

It is our pleasure to announce that the XIII NECTAR International Conference will be held at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (United States of America), from 14 to 16 June 2015.

The transportation field is undergoing a technological revolution in information and communication technologies including “big” data, connected vehicles, modeling techniques, and—just over the horizon—self-driving cars. For these smart transport developments to fulfil their promise, they need to be guided by and deployed in service of smart planning: a planning that improves the fairness of transportation’s distribution and lessens its environmental impact and societal costs. Technological innovations must be implemented in a way that applies the lessons of history on the relationship of transportation and urban form to forestall unwanted outcomes. Fundamentally, these advances must be part of a shift that values accessibility over simple movement as the overarching purpose of transportation. The conference will facilitate interaction between North American and European transport and communications researchers on all these topics. (more…)

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.