Transportation Planning and Policy


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.


  • 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

ATLOT summer meeting - Gothenburg 2018

Published at: 11 June 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 Thought is a complement to ordinary conferences in the fields of transport, mobility and planning, providing a space for radical new ideas and dedicated project collaboration under the same roof.

Professor/Associate Professor in Land Use and Transport Planning in Urban Regions

Published at: 15 January 2018

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Landscape and Society has a vacant permanent position as Professor/Associate Professor in land use and transport planning in urban regions at Department of urban and regional planning. 

More info here:

Call for Papers - “Changing Landscapes for Inclusive Mobility: new research insights and future directions” – RGS/IBG 2018

Published at: 14 January 2018

Call for abstracts from researchers and postgraduate students to the TGRG sponsored session “Changing Landscapes for Inclusive Mobility: new research insights and future directions” at the RGS with IBG Annual International Conference, which will take place from 28 to 31 August 2018 in Cardiff, UK.

Session Convenorsː Professor Karen Lucas, University of Leeds, Dr Daniel Oviedo, University College London, Dr Ersilia Verlinghieri, University of Oxford - With the PGRs at ITS Leeds, UCL Barlett School of Planning and TSU Oxford

ETC 2018 Call for papers

Published at: 8 January 2018

ETC 2018 - Call for Papers

The Association for European Transport has issued a Call for Papers for the European Transport Conference to be held at Dublin Castle from 10-12 October.

The deadline for the submission abstracts is 6 February.

For further information go the following link

TGRG sponsored session at the 2018 RGS IBG Annual International Conference “Current and Emerging Research in Transport”

Published at: 8 January 2018

Call for Papers on “Current and Emerging Research in Transport”
RGS with IBG Annual International Conference, 28-31 August 2018, Cardiff, UK.
Session sponsored by Transport Geography Research Group.

Session convenors:
Deborah Mifsud (University of Malta) -
Freke Caset (Ghent University and Vrije Universiteit Brussel) -
Samuel Nello-Deakin (University of Amsterdam) -

We are inviting abstract submissions from postgraduate students to a TGRG sponsored session at the 2018 RGS IBG Annual International Conference titled “Current and Emerging Research in Transport”. 

mobil.TUM 2018 International Scientific Conference on Mobility and Transport

Published at: 15 October 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 MOBILITY – SHAPING THE FUTURE TOGETHER' organized by the Focus Area Mobility & Transportation Systems Technical University of Munich (TUM).

AESOP Transport Laboratory of Thought 2017 15-16 July Lisbon

Published at: 10 May 2017

The next  AESOP Transport Laboratory of Thought will take place on the 15th and 16th July, in Costa da Caparica, following the AESOP annual congress. 

ATLoT takes place in an informal setting, where the purpose is as much to enjoy each others company as to develop new research initiatives. Attendees are typically regulars from the transport track at the annual AESOP congress with interests in a broad range of transport-related planning issues. As an unconference, the ATLoT format fosters an excellent exchange of innovative ideas in a high-energy environment. Be a part of the meeting and bring us your ideas! 

Attendees cover their own transportation and accommodation expenses.
If you are interested in joining us in Lisbon, please contact prof David Vale (


Mobility Planners learning experience

Published at: 21 April 2017

At the Department of Transport and Planning of the University of Westminster, we are conducting an online survey as part of a research project looking into 'Mobility Planners learning experience'. It has two purposes.  The first is to gather valuable insights into how academics and professionals involved in transport planning experienced their Master degree. The second purpose is to understand how these individuals rate different subject areas in terms of their relevance for their professional practice.
The results of the survey will be presented at the next AESOP conference and will inform the AESOP Transportation Planning and policy group.We would greatly appreciate your participation in this survey and please fell free to circulate the survey link among your colleagues. 
Survey link:
Many thanks for your help!
If you have any questions, please write to

2017 Aalto Summer School on Transportation - Integrative Envisioning of Mobility Futures

Published at: 21 April 2017

2017 Aalto Summer School on Transportation (August 21 – 25) is themed Integrative Envisioning of Mobility Futures. Summer School is a week-long event, and the activities will include lectures, workshops, and site visit, focused on various aspects of transport and land use planning and policy, including technological trends and a variety of quantitative and qualitative methods. In addition to Aalto University, this year’s lecturers are from TU Delft, Newcastle University, UWE Bristol, Istanbul Technical University, NMBU, Tel Aviv University, University of Amsterdam, University of Leuven, and Virginia Tech.

The Summer School is intended for transportation professionals, managers in transport agencies, transport and traffic engineers, planners, transport consultants, citizen advocates, educators, and advanced graduate students in their Master or Doctoral studies. Expected class size is 40, with the participants coming from countries across the world.


For further info, please visit the following link:   


Planning the Mobile Metropolis Transport for People, Places and the Planet

Published at: 2 April 2017

Planning the Mobile Metropolis. Transport for People, Places and the Planet’, is the new innovative text by Luca Bertolini. It shows how mobility planning - which takes seriously the demands of both urban and transport planning - offers solutions to transport challenges in the 21st Century.
The book brings together more than twenty years of research and teaching and aims at enabling the integration of urban and transport planning and cultivating a reflective, exploratory attitude. On 
the website of the publisher, you will find the table of contents, a sample chapter, early reviews by prof. Patsy Healey (Newcastle University, UK) and prof. Carey Curtis (Curtin University, Australia), and the possibility to order a sample copy.
Enjoy the reading!