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IGU2022 Paris – Call for Abstracts:  “Legacy and impact of municipality investments and policies during COVID-19 in transport and their role in the recovery”

As the world returns to “the new normal,” following the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of municipalities made decisions in terms of prioritizing funding when tax revenues were reduced. Some municipalities favoured transit, cycling or walkable development. Others developed better parking strategies. Still others utilized a mix of transit and dense, brownfield or smart infill development to drive growth in intensive street use, even as extensive street use declined due to stay-at-home orders or similar restrictions. Localities are now considering whether to extend “temporary” measures such as limiting motor vehicle access on streets in favour of more pedestrian and cycling use or revert back to pre-COVID use patterns.
The session, which is part of the International Geographical Union, Paris, 18-22 July 2022, seeks locally-derived and led solutions or policies that impact a municipal area, including, but not limited to: changes in modal choices supported by policy or budget, COVID-19 mitigation strategies as reflected in transportation geography, the mitigation of impacts of lessened ridership or declining funds to transit, or changes in investment strategies for transportation and their geographic impacts.

Sponsored by the IGU Transport and Geography Commission.
Session Organisers: Richard D. Quodomine, City of Philadelphia, Maria Attard, University of Malta, Andy Goetz, University of Denver

Send a 200 word abstract and up to 5 keywords a to the session organizers by 9 July 2021.

Further information: If you have any questions or wish to see the full Call for Paper topics, please contact Richard.Quodomine@phila.gov; maria.attard@um.edu.mt or agoetz@du.edu

Special Issue: Active Travel and Mobility Management.

Silvio Nocera (Università IUAV di Venezia, Italy) and Maria Attard (University of Malta, Malta) are launching a Call for Papers for the Special Issue: Active Travel and Mobility Management. This is linked to the NECTAR Joint Meeting of Cluster 2: Policy and Environment and Cluster 7: Social and Health Issues, to be held in Venice, Italy, 26-27 March 2020. However, Guests Editors welcome papers not necessarily presented at the Meeting.

15th INFORMS Telecommunications and Network Analytics Conference

The conference takes place March 29 to April 1 2020 in Berlin, and is going to be focused on the theory and application of operations research and management science to problems in telecommunications and network analytics, with particular emphasis on new and emerging technologies. More information can be found here and on the conference website: http://informs_tnac2020.zib.de/submissions.html

Call for abstracts: CODATU conference

The deadline of the call for abstracts for the next CODATU Conference (CODATU XVIII) that will be held in Dakar (Senegal) from 9th to 11th of November 2020 has been postponed to 13 October 2019. CODATU is an association with international vocation whose objective is to promote sustainable mobility policies through conferences, seminars, training and scientific exchanges on urban and interurban mobility.

You will find all the relevant information on CODATU website : http://www.codatu.org/conferences/codatu-xviii-conference-call-for-abstracts/ as well as here.

Workshops on “Impacts of new mobility services from the viewpoint of Local Communities and Regions”

WCTR-Society’s Special Interest Group G2 “National and Regional Transport Planning and Policy” is organizing intermediate workshops “Impacts of new mobility services from the viewpoint of Local Communities and Regions” in this autumn. We would like to share the invitation to these upcoming mid-term events in Vienna (24-25 September 2018) and Beijing (13 October 2018).

The Vienna Workshop is organized as a stand-alone event at Vienna University of Technology. Invitation with details are available at: https://web2.bilab.tuwien.ac.at/fileadmin/mediapool-verkehrsplanung/Diverse/Links/Invitation_WCTR_SIG_G2_mid-term_event.pdf

The Beijing Workshop is organized as a part of TSTE2018 conference. Registration is now open. Further information is available at: http://tste.bjtu.edu.cn/

2018 International Geographical Union Regional Conference

The Transport and Geography Commission of IGU is organizing four themes of special sessions in the IGU 2018 Regional Conference, 6-10 August in Quebec City :

  • Big data for mobilities studies: Applications and critical perspectives
  • Relationships between airline networks, distance and technological change
  • Effects of transport investment on regeneration and social inclusion
  • Impacts of High Speed Rail

The Early Bird (cheapest rate Conference Fee) has been extended to 28th February.

** Submission Procedure:

Please send your abstract (max 250 words, including the object of study, research problem, methods, and conclusions), authors’ affiliation and contact details to the targeted session’s convener(s) as soon as possible (and in any case by 8 March).

Accepted contributors will then need to submit their abstract to the conference by 15 March 2018 at 11:59 pm EST through http://igu2018.ulaval.ca/registration-submission/how-to-submit/ .

This last step involves to first pay conference fees (see pricelist at http://igu2018.ulaval.ca/registration-submission/fees/).

Please see below details of our four special sessions.


Call for Papers: The evolving impact of ICT on activities and travel behavior

Submissions are invited for an edited volume on “The evolving impact of ICT on activities and travel behavior”, which will be part of the Elsevier book series Advances in Transport Policy and Planning”. The call can be found here.

Tentative book chapter titles and 500 word abstracts can be submitted until April 1, 2018. Please contact Eran Ben-Elia for further information.