TRANSPORTATION PLANNING AND POLICY

The Goal of this group is to create and grow a network of researchers interested in the complex interlinkages between transport behaviour, transport infrastructure, the role of technology, sustainability, governance structures and interventions.

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Transportation planning and policy
ATLOT summer meeting - Gothenburg 2018
Monday, June 11, 2018
You are invited to a weekend of intense work and fun in an informal setting with other academics from around the world. The AESOP Transport Laboratory of...
Transportation planning and policy
Professor/Associate Professor in Land Use and Transport Planning in Urban Regions
Monday, January 15, 2018
The Faculty of Landscape and Society has a vacant permanent position as Professor/Associate Professor in land use and transport planning in urban regions at...
Transportation planning and policy
Call for Papers - “Changing Landscapes for Inclusive Mobility: new research insights and future directions” – RGS/IBG 2018
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Since the late 1990s, it has been well established in the transport geography literatures that full participation in our contemporary societies requires high...
Transportation planning and policy
ETC 2018 Call for papers
Monday, January 08, 2018
Call for Papers European Transport Conference 2018, Dublin Castle The Association of European Transport is delighted to publish the call for papers for ETC...
Transportation planning and policy
TGRG sponsored session at the 2018 RGS IBG Annual International Conference “Current and Emerging Research in Transport”
Monday, January 08, 2018
Call for Papers on “Current and Emerging Research in Transport” RGS with IBG Annual International Conference, 28-31 August 2018, Cardiff, UK. Session...
Transportation planning and policy
mobil.TUM 2018 International Scientific Conference on Mobility and Transport
Sunday, October 15, 2017
The mobil .TUM 2018 International Scientific Conference on Mobility and Transport will be held on June 13th- 14th 2018 in Munich, Germany, on the topic 'URBAN...

FOCUS

Important topics in transport planning are similar throughout Europe. Transport planners focus on accessibility, congestion, air quality, safety, noise, liveability, etc. Although the main emphasis and the local circumstances vary, the underlying structures and solutions tried are fairly common. Transport planning policy has been a track session in most of the AESOP conferences so far, stressing the importance of the topic in planning in general.

Transportation Planning and Policy is a network and a forum to share research interests and to collaborate through:

  • annual meetings at AESOP conferences and research-led workshops
  • support to new researchers, in particular PhD students
  • the publication and dissemination of research findings
  • the facilitation of new research projects

Group Members are participating in the EU COST TU1002 Project on Accessibility Instruments: http://www.accessibilityplanning.eu/

 

 

GOALS

Important topics in transport planning are similar throughout Europe. Transport planners focus on congestion, air quality, safety, noise, liveability etcetera. Although main subject and local circumstances vary, underlying structures and solution are fairly common. Local solutions may offer valuable insights for researchers and policy makers throughout Europe. Land use and transport policy has been a track session in most of the EUSOP conferences so far, stressing the importance of the topic in planning in general.

This is a subject for debate among those who would be interested in participating. In a broad sense the workgroup should contribute to the creation and maintenance of a network of researchers and lecturers who are involved in issues of transport planning, policy, infrastructure and land use. This network could be used for many different things. It can be used to share and discuss research results, to learn about each others teaching in this field, to start research projects among different members of the network, to take the initiative to publish research results, to comment on transport planning experiments such as road pricing initiatives, etc.

 

TOPICS

  • Land use and transport interactions
  • Public transport
  • Soft modes
  • Freight transport
  • Safety
  • Road design
  • Safety standards
  • Interactions between technology and behaviour
  • The role of technology in transport planning
  • ITS, such as Intelligent Speed Adaptation
  • New transport systems
  • International transport planning
  • European transport planning
  • Comparison of local and national policies