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Monthly Archive: October 2021

CL 4 Workshop: Teleworking, commuting and the housing market in the post COVID19 era

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.

New book: “Transport in human scale cities – call for a change in thinking”

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