Governance, Policy and Delivery – Leadership course at the Transport Studies Unit, University of Oxford (28 Jun – 1 July 2016)

TSU logo_print-600dpi-CMYKThe Transport Studies Unit at the University of Oxford is currently accepting applications for the Governance, Policy and Delivery course, to be held Tuesday 28 June – Friday 1 July, at Kellogg College, University of Oxford. The course is part of our Global Challenges in Transport programme, which provides researchers and practitioners with the necessary knowledge, skills and expertise, supported by the latest research evidence, to address the complexity associated with making transport sustainable.

The course will explore the roles of different actors and institutions in the management and evolution of transport systems in a range of geographical contexts. The lectures and interactive workshops examine how policies are formulated and implemented at a range of spatial scales, and how such interventions vary in terms of effectiveness and efficiency. The course also looks into decision-making and the issues of acceptability and governance with sessions focusing on the mobility requirements for both rural and urban societies globally.

Key speakers include Heather Allen (TRL); Prof Iain Docherty (University of Glasgow); Dr Tim Schwanen (University of Oxford). The full programme is available at http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/programmes/execed/gct/governance-policy-and-local-delivery .

The course fees cover all materials, 21 contact hours accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, 3 nights’ en-suite accommodation at Kellogg College, and all meals and refreshments during the course (including a formal networking dinner on the first evening). Fees are as follows:

  • Private Sector: £3,500
  • Public Sector / Academic: £1,500
  • PhD: £500

We are able to offer partial scholarships to a limited number of participants, as well as group discounts, and discounts to those attending several Global Challenges in Transport courses.

Further details about all courses in the Global Challenges in Transport programme can be found at www.tsu.ox.ac.uk/course. You can also contact Anna Plyushteva at exed@tsu.ox.ac.uk who will be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Book Review: Dead End: Suburban Sprawl and the Rebirth of American Urbanism

Sarah Rock reviewed Dead End: Suburban Sprawl and the Rebirth of American Urbanism by Benjamin Ross.  She found many chapters capable of fueling debate amongst students of urban planning, design and transport, as Ross critiques many strategies which have underpinned suburban and urban development.

Dead end urban sprawl

To find out more about Rock’s view of this book, including the positive and negative influences of transport in relation to land use planning, click here.

This review is published with the kind permission of Elsevier. It is  also available via Science Direct, published in The Journal of Transport Geography, Vol 51, Sarah Rock, Driver acceptance of new technology: theory, measurement and optimisation, In: Reagan M.A., Horberry T., Stevens A., (Eds.), 2014, Surrey, Ashgate £75.00 (hardback), ISBN 978-1-4-094-3984-4

Book Review: Driver acceptance of new technology: theory, measurement and optimisation.

John Austin reviewed Driver acceptance of new technology: theory, measurement and optimisation, edited by Michael A. Regan, Tim Horberry and Alan Stevens.

Driver acceptance of new technology

Austin highlighted the influence that new technologies would have on flows and spatial distributions and hence the relevance of the topic.  This edited volume, whilst a valuable reference point could have emphasised this further, as discussed here.

This review is published with the kind permission of Elsevier. It is  also available via Science Direct, published in The Journal of Transport Geography, Vol 51, John Austin, Driver acceptance of new technology: theory, measurement and optimisation, In: Reagan M.A., Horberry T., Stevens A., (Eds.), 2014, Surrey, Ashgate £75.00 (hardback), ISBN 978-1-4-094-3984-4

 

TGRG at the 2015 RGS-IBG Annual International Conference

The following review offers a summary of the transport geography research group’s activities in 2015, with particular reference to the RGS-IBG annual international conference in Exeter.

TGRG at the 2015 RGS-IBG Annual International Conference

This review is published with the kind permission of Elsevier. It is  also available via Science Direct, published in The Journal of Transport Geography, Volume 51, pg 227-8.

 

Book Review: Globalization in Practice by Thrift N., Tickell A., Woolgar S. and Rupp W H. (Eds).

Julia Hibbert‘s review of Globalization in Practice edited by Nigel Thrift, Adam Tickell, Steve Woolgar, and William H. Rupp, recognises that the many and varied chapters in this volume provide a unique view of globalization.

globalisation in practice

To find out more about some of the ‘little things’ that contribute to globalization read the review here.

This review is published with the kind permission of Elsevier. It is  also available via Science Direct, published in The Journal of Transport Geography, Vol 50 Julia Hibbert, Globalization in Practice by Thrift N., Tickell A., Woolgar S. and Rupp W H. (Eds). 2014. Oxford: University Press £65.00 (hardback) £24.99 (paperback) ISBN 978-0-19-921262-0

 

 

Book Review: Engineering in Development: Transport by Robin Lovelace and Andy McLoughlin

Robert Gallagher reviewed  Engineering in Development: Transport by Robin Lovelace and Andy McLoughlin, which is available to read here.  He found the book to be accessible to a range of audiences and effective at sharing the lessons learnt but thought it would benefit from further exploration of the ‘social, cultural, economic and institutional factors that influence the development process.’

engineering in development transport

Robert’s full review is available here.

Robert Gallagher, Engineering in Development: Transport by Robin Lovelace and Andy McLoughlin, 2014, London: Engineers Without Borders, £10 ISBN 978-0-9933631-0-8 (Paperback) ISBN 978-0-9933631-1-5 (PDF)

TGRG: the forum for transport geographers worldwide.

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