Blog posts of 2017

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!

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.

Annual Report for 2016

Published at: 13 February 2017

Annual Report for 2016
Organized by Stefania Ragozino, Sabine Knierbein and Gabriella Esposito de Vita, in collaboration with further TG members...

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!