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Job vacancy: Post-doc position in Twente

The Centre for Transport Studies at the University of Twente is looking for a postdoc researcher. The research will be part of the project “Accessibility, social justice and transport emission impacts of transit-oriented development”, coordinated by the University of Twente. We are looking for a researcher with a PhD degree (or who will receive a PhD degree mid-2015 at the latest) in the fields of civil engineering, geography, urban/regional economics, or related disciplines. The candidate should be motivated and enthusiastic by working in a multidisciplinary environment, and have proven experience with quantitative travel behaviour research, transport modelling, GIS analysis, accessibility analysis and/or stated choice analysis. Good skills in written and spoken English are required, and Portuguese language skills are desirable. We offer a very challenging full-time position for three years in an inspiring multidisciplinary and international environment. Further information can be found here: https://www.academictransfer.com/employer/UT/vacancy/28187/lang/nl/

Special session at WCTR 2016: Call for papers

SIGD4 of WCTRS kindly invites abstract submissions for session track D4. – “ICT, Activities, Time Use and Travel Behaviour”. There is a possibility to join the Special Interest Group on the track topic. The deadline for abstracts is 15 March 2015. There is a choice between a track with full review and without. Reviewed papers will be considered for special issues organized by the different tracks. For more information visit the link: http://www.wctrs-conference.com/resources/updateable/pdf/sessions/D4.pdf

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…)