Transport Planning for a Net Zero Future - Journal Transportation Planning and Technology

Special Issue Editor(s)

Simon BlaineyUniversity of Southampton, UK
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Stephen IsonDe Montfort University, UK
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The imperative to achieve ‘Net Zero’ emissions is becoming an increasingly prominent driver for planning and policy-making in a range of fields.  It is particularly important in the transport sphere, given both the significant contribution made by transport systems to overall global emissions and the relatively limited success to date of efforts to reduce transport emissions.  This special issue of Transportation Planning and Technology aims to explore both the implications for transport planning of the drive to reach ‘Net Zero’ and the nature and likely effectiveness of transport planning interventions which could help to achieve this goal.  Potential topics could include (but are not limited to):

  • Comparisons of different transport planning strategies and approaches to reach Net Zero
  • Case studies and comparisons of innovative planning interventions designed to reduce transport carbon emissions.
  • The implications of Net Zero requirements for transport governance and regulation
  • Trade-offs or co-benefits between Net Zero and the achievement of other transport planning goals
  • Methods for assessing the likely effectiveness of Net Zero policies and plans in the transport sector
  • Integration of transport and land use planning to facilitate lower carbon lifestyles
  • Methods for influencing travel behaviour to reduce transport carbon emissions
  • Planning for transport carbon emission reduction in the Global South


Submission Instructions

As with any paper submitted to Transportation Planning and Technology, all papers submitted should demonstrate an actual or potential practical contribution to the planning of improved transport systems or the use of technology to improve the functioning of transport systems.  All papers should also be based on robust empirical evidence, as papers which are primarily based on the authors’ opinions without presenting a clear framework of analysis will not be considered.

This is the first in a set of special issues which are being planned to mark the 50th anniversary of Transportation Planning and Technology.  Details of further special issues will be published on the journal website in the coming months.

Abstract submission deadline: 31 July 2022

Full paper submission deadline: 30 October 2022