Transportation Planning and Policy

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Research Associate (Reducing Cycling Injuries while Cycling Grows)- University of Westminster

Published at: 17 September 2018


We are looking for a full time Research Associate to join us in January 2019 to work on a new Road Safety Trust-funded project which will conduct ground-breaking analysis of cycling injury risk across the UK. The project will use police injury data and algorithmic prediction to model routes followed by cyclists prior to injury. The modelled routes will be used to generate ‘control’ sites that will be compared to injury sites, to establish which types of route environment have higher or lower injury risks. This will entail collating, collecting, generating, and analysing a range of spatial datasets.

The postholder will lead on (i) obtaining relevant spatial datasets from transport authorities and other bodies across the UK, and importing, collating, managing, and checking these datasets (ii) conducting geographical analysis including algorithmic route generation, generating control sites, and matching control and injury sites to spatial data. The postholder will assist with all other aspects of the project including write-up, presentations, and stakeholder training.

The post is funded under a Road Safety Trust award to Dr. Rachel Aldred, Reader and PI for this project. We are seeking an individual with expertise in spatial analysis, who is well organised and able to communicate effectively with stakeholders, particularly in order to secure geographical datasets. They will have the ability to use software/tools needed for the project (for example, this could involve PostGIS, QGIS, and/or Python).

To apply for this vacancy please go to

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Rachel Aldred by email (
Closing Date: Midnight on 15 October 2018
Interviews are likely to be held on: Monday 5 November 2018
Administrative contact (for queries only):

Please note: We are unable to accept applications by email. All applications must be made online. CV’s in isolation or incomplete application forms will not be accepted.

We are fortunate to receive a large number of applications for our vacancies. Regrettably, we are not able to provide feedback to those job applicants who are not shortlisted, as it simply would not be manageable to do so.
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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!