Transportation Planning and Policy

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/

Atlot Granada

Published at: 21 February 2017

The 5th AESOP Transport Laboratory of Thought took place in Granada, in January 2017. Here you can find the activities program.

Immotility as resilience? A key consideration for transport policy and research

Published at: 8 February 2017

Hi all,

find here the link to the new article by Antonio Ferreira, Luca Bertolini and Petter Næss titled ‘Immotility as resilience? A key consideration for transport policy and research.

 Here follows its abstract:

Contemporary transport systems lack resilience. They are prone to congestion, vulnerable to multiple threats, constitute a great financial burden and are environmentally unsustainable. Research and policies have been developed aimed at solving these problems by means of improving transport technologies and governance; however, success has been limited. This paper asks whether resilience can be increased also by means of promoting localism, slowness and stillness, or what we synthetically term “immotility”. This is a valuable enterprise because in the recent past the focus has been on the highly mobile and the global. The highlighted knowledge gap is problematic because it reduces the perceived value of development models which are not based on high-speed, long distance and high-frequency mobility.

Enjoy the read!


 

ATLoT Prague Invitation

Published at: 9 May 2015

The AESOP Transportation Planning and Policy group would like to invite you to participate in the AESOP Transport Laboratory of Though 17-20 July at Vila Lanna in Prague.

Transport Laboratory of Thought Invitation

Published at: 16 December 2014

The AESOP Transportation Planning and Policy group would like to invite you to participate in the AESOP Transport Laboratory of Thought 23-26 January at Max Caputxa in Hostalric, Catalunya (Spain).

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.

Coordinated by: Dr Enrica Papa

Contributors: