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:
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.
NECTAR conference: deadline for submissions extended
Please find here an updated call for abstracts for the NECTAR Conference that will be held in Toronto (Canada) on July 20th to July 22nd 2022.
The deadline for abstract submission has been extended till March 14th, 2022
Special session on “Workforce Impact of Autonomous Technologies” at RSAI
Cluster 8 organizes a special session on “Workforce Impact of Autonomous Technologies” at the 57th Annual North American Meeting of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI) taking place November 10-13, 2021 in Denver, U.S.A. The call for papers can be found here. Note that the deadline for submissions has been postponed to July 6.
Conference of the Italian Society of Transport Economics and Logistics (SIET)
The XXIII Conference of the Italian Society of Transport Economics and Logistics (SIET) (www.sietitalia.org) will be held online on September 30th – October 1st 2021.The title of the Conference is “Resilience, Innovation and Behaviour Change in Transport”. The deadline for submitting an abstract is April, 30th, 2021. For more information please visit http://www.trelab.it/siet2021/.
Newsletter February 2021
The most recent NECTAR newsletter can be found here.
Nectar workshops reschedule
The Corona crisis is also affecting the organization of NECTAR workshops.
The NECTAR cluster workshop “Social and Health Implications of Active Travel Policies”, hosted by University of Venice, Italy, originally planned for 26-27 March, has already been rescheduled to October 15-16, 2020.
NECTAR Cluster 3 workshop on “Intermodality and synchromodality in the European Modular System”, organized by University of Zaragoza and planned for June 4-5, will be postponed to fall 2020. A new date will be announced soon.
NECTAR Cluster 5 workshop “Policies and Strategies in Sustainable Tourism”, hosted by BBW University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, planned for 18th & 19th of June, will be postponed too. A new date will be announced soon.
Cluster 4 & 6 & JCR Workshop on “Challenges for Transport and Accessibility Policy: New Data Sources and Mobility Options”
NECTAR Cluster 6 (Accessibility) and Cluster 4 (Travel, Migration, Housing and Labour Markets), together with the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission are organizing a joint workshop. The meeting will take place in Seville, Spain (1- 2 October 2020) and will be dealing with the topic of “Challenges for Transport and Accessibility Policy: New Data Sources and Mobility Options”. More information can be found here.
Update: the workshop has been postponed to the beginning of October 2021.
New International Master School on Urban Mobility, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The EIT Urban Mobility Master School is opening its doors for the first time, offering a unique master degree experience to students with an enthusiasm for transport studies, an interest in creating livable urban spaces, and a drive to apply entrepreneurial and innovation skills to achieve that. If you know of any students that fit that description, then please forward the information below to them.
Briefly, here are a few details. In this first year for Autumn 2020, we are offering two thematic programmes with the following participating universities:
Future Mobility Markets and Services: UPC Barcelona, BME Budapest
Sustainable Urban Mobility Transitions: TU Eindhoven, Aalto University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and UPC Barcelona
Some other features of both programmes are:
Fully 25% of the programme content is focused on innovation and entrepreneurship skills, which we plan to be certified with the EIT Label from the European Institute of Innovation and Technology
Mobility between two universities in two different European countries, leading to two master degrees
A summer school with a comparative examination of an urban mobility challenge in two nearby cities
A one-month embedded internship at a company or organization
A generous scholarship package for highly-qualified applicants
We are taking applications in two rounds: first round by 3rd February 2020, and second round by 17th April 2020. Students coming from outside of Europe are strongly encouraged to apply by the first date, otherwise there may be too little time to obtain the required visa. Details on how to apply can be found here.
If you or your students have any questions or would like more information, please visit the web site here: https://www.eiturbanmobility.eu/masterschool/
Job vacancy: Assistant Professor in Smart Mobility (University of Twente, the Netherlands)
The University of Twente is recruiting an Assistant Professor in Smart Mobility at the Department of Civil Engineering. Please apply if your research expertise comprises geospatial analysis, data science, travel behaviour research, choice modelling and traffic safety research. We expect you to have a strong interest in operating at the crossroads of different disciplines and to have a passion for teaching. You will dedicate 50% of your time to research and 50% to teaching.
You are welcome to contact Prof. Karst Geurs (at firstname.lastname@example.org) for any questions you might have.