Transportation Planning and Policy

Dublin 2013: TG meeting minutes

Published at: 16 July 2013

Meeting Minutes

Subject

AESOP TG: Transport Planning and Policy

Date

16 July 2013

Facilitator

Patrick Driscoll, Morten Skou Nicolaisen

Time

18:30-20:00

Scribe

Morten Skou Nicolaisen

Location

University College Dublin

Attendees

Patrick Driscoll – Aalborg University Copenhagen – patrick@plan.aau.dk

Morten Skou Nicolaisen – Aalborg University – mortenn@plan.aau.dk

Guowen Dai – University of Amsterdam – g.dai@uva.nl

Jorge Gil – TU Delft – j.a.lopesgil@tudelft.nl

Pantoleon Skayannis – University of Thessaly – leonska@uth.gr

Jan Scheurer – RMIT University - jan.scheurer@rmit.edu.au

Carey Curtis – Curtin University – c.curtis@curtin.edu.au

Ela Babalik-Sutcliffe – Middle East Technical University – ebaba@metu.edu.tr

Wendy Tan – University of Amsterdam – w.tan@uva.nl

David Vale – TU Lisbon – dvale@fa.utl.pt

Jan Duffhues – University of Amsterdam – j.duffhues@uva.nl

Key Points Discussed

No.

Topic

Highlights

1.

Current COST action

Accessibility tools in planning practice. Approximately halfway complete. Basis for continuing the research if a suitable funding options can be identified.

2.

JPI Urban Europe

Call for pre-proposals with deadline 18 September 2013. Currently there are two suggested proposals with University of Amsterdam and Aalborg University as partners (gaming as decision support tool and ex-post evaluations of sustainable urban mobility projects). Open to others in the TG if interested.

3.

COST Actions

Good idea to have young researchers drives the process, Marco and ??? as examples of successful role models to pull inspiration from.

4.

Horizon 2020

Good opportunity for involvement of collaborators outside Europe (e.g. Australia/China), Green Cities/Smart Cities and Demographic shifts suggested as possible topics. Wendy Tan has contacts for European collaborators.

5.

Collaboration

Focus on events inspired by Luca’s symposiums (1 day PhDs, 1 day practitioners), focus on exchange of ideas on methodology. Possibilities of exchanging past data sets, surveys, etc. via a repository on the AESOP TG website.

6.

TG website

Should be utilized much better as a platform of knowledge exchange, preferably with the possibility of editing rights for all members of the group.

7.

Financial support

AESOP funding (€500) for organizing TG events (only content, no travel/administration). Also possible to utilize EU startup funds if suitable collaboration projects can act as anchors for organizing small TG conferences.

8.

PhD courses

Possibilities of exchanging ideas via organizing PhD workshops on contemporary topics of interest to both PhDs and senior researchers (e.g. exchange of methods and introduction of new tools).

9.

Joint publications

Open invitation for inviting TG members as coauthors to bring in data for additional cases that can bolster an existing concept for a publication.

10.

Sharing of ideas

Set up a suitable forum for exchanging ideas or questions, possibly via the website or an external site that feeds to a blog or similar on the site (Morten).

11.

Mailing list

Set up a mailing list with the opportunity of requesting automatic subscription/unsubscription options (Morten).

12.

Symposium dates

Possibly in Feb/Nov, need volunteers to organize an event. Are there any on-going projects that could be used to provide support for this?

Meeting Minutes

Subject

AESOP TG: Transport Planning and Policy

Date

16 July 2013

Facilitator

Patrick Driscoll, Morten Skou Nicolaisen

Time

18:30-20:00

Scribe

Morten Skou Nicolaisen

Location

University College Dublin

Attendees

Patrick Driscoll – Aalborg University Copenhagen – patrick@plan.aau.dk

Morten Skou Nicolaisen – Aalborg University – mortenn@plan.aau.dk

Guowen Dai – University of Amsterdam – g.dai@uva.nl

Jorge Gil – TU Delft – j.a.lopesgil@tudelft.nl

Pantoleon Skayannis – University of Thessaly – leonska@uth.gr

Jan Scheurer – RMIT University - jan.scheurer@rmit.edu.au

Carey Curtis – Curtin University – c.curtis@curtin.edu.au

Ela Babalik-Sutcliffe – Middle East Technical University – ebaba@metu.edu.tr

Wendy Tan – University of Amsterdam – w.tan@uva.nl

David Vale – TU Lisbon – dvale@fa.utl.pt

Jan Duffhues – University of Amsterdam – j.duffhues@uva.nl

Key Points Discussed

No.

Topic

Highlights

1.

Current COST action

Accessibility tools in planning practice. Approximately halfway complete. Basis for continuing the research if a suitable funding options can be identified.

2.

JPI Urban Europe

Call for pre-proposals with deadline 18 September 2013. Currently there are two suggested proposals with University of Amsterdam and Aalborg University as partners (gaming as decision support tool and ex-post evaluations of sustainable urban mobility projects). Open to others in the TG if interested.

3.

COST Actions

Good idea to have young researchers drives the process, Marco and ??? as examples of successful role models to pull inspiration from.

4.

Horizon 2020

Good opportunity for involvement of collaborators outside Europe (e.g. Australia/China), Green Cities/Smart Cities and Demographic shifts suggested as possible topics. Wendy Tan has contacts for European collaborators.

5.

Collaboration

Focus on events inspired by Luca’s symposiums (1 day PhDs, 1 day practitioners), focus on exchange of ideas on methodology. Possibilities of exchanging past data sets, surveys, etc. via a repository on the AESOP TG website.

6.

TG website

Should be utilized much better as a platform of knowledge exchange, preferably with the possibility of editing rights for all members of the group.

7.

Financial support

AESOP funding (€500) for organizing TG events (only content, no travel/administration). Also possible to utilize EU startup funds if suitable collaboration projects can act as anchors for organizing small TG conferences.

8.

PhD courses

Possibilities of exchanging ideas via organizing PhD workshops on contemporary topics of interest to both PhDs and senior researchers (e.g. exchange of methods and introduction of new tools).

9.

Joint publications

Open invitation for inviting TG members as coauthors to bring in data for additional cases that can bolster an existing concept for a publication.

10.

Sharing of ideas

Set up a suitable forum for exchanging ideas or questions, possibly via the website or an external site that feeds to a blog or similar on the site (Morten).

11.

Mailing list

Set up a mailing list with the opportunity of requesting automatic subscription/unsubscription options (Morten).

12.

Symposium dates

Possibly in Feb/Nov, need volunteers to organize an event. Are there any on-going projects that could be used to provide support for this?

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