The TGRG are pleased to announce that the 2019 Hay Award for contribution to transport geography has been received by Professor David J Keeling.
Dr Kate Pangbourne, TGRG Chair, gave the speech below when presenting Professor Keeling with his award:
I am honoured to be able to announce this year’s
recipient of the TGRG’s annual Hay Award for contribution to transport
Our nominee this year has had a distinguished academic
career despite starting late after following an entirely different career path.
With dozens of publications, including monographs,
peer-reviewed articles, encyclopedia entries, editorials, popular articles and
book reviews, as well as a considerable amount of documented contribution to
student education and service to the discipline in a 40 page CV, we believe we
have a worthy recipient, whose work has consistently spanned themes and regions
that keep transport geography grounded within the wider family of geography,
with an expansive breadth of interest in the world.
The active contribution has included regular engagement
with both TGRG and AAG, and editorial board membership and associate editorship
of our associated journal, the Journal of Transport Geography.
Long associated with Western Kentucky University, and until very recently University Distinguished Professor of Geography there, I am delighted to invite Professor David J Keeling to receive the Hay Award for 2019.
We have a few places still available on the Governing Transitions in Urban Transport course, to be held Tuesday 25th- Friday 28th June 2019, at Kellogg College, University of Oxford
increasingly the places where technological, behavioural and institutional
transitions in transport have the greatest impact. The Governing Transitions in
Urban Transport course explores how such transformations can be facilitated and
steered through policy and planning.
include: Our speakers include: Dr Tim Schwanen (TSU), Prof Glenn Lyons (UWE
Bristol), Prof Greg Marsden (ITS Leeds), Dr Jacob Doherty (TSU), Dr Ersilia
Verlinghieri (TSU), Mai Jarvis (Oxford City council), Dr James Palmer
(University of Bristol), Dr Anna Nikolaeva (Utrecht University and University
is part of the Global Challenges in Transport Leadership programme. The
programme provides decision-makers from a range of sectors with the necessary
skills and expertise, supported by the latest research evidence, to address the
complex challenges of delivering sustainable transport solutions. The programme is delivered by the
Transport Studies Unit, at the University of Oxford.
info visit: www.tsu.ox.ac.uk/course or
Applications are accepted on a
first-come-first-served basis. We have a limited number of places reserved to
national and international PhD students for each course.
We have a few places still available on the Smart Technologies and Changing Behaviours course, to be held Tuesday 12th- Friday 15th March 2019, at Kellogg College, University of Oxford.
course is part of our Global
Challenges in TransportProgramme,
that provides researchers and practitioners with the necessary knowledge,
skills and expertise to address the complexity associated with making transport
sustainable. The programme is delivered by the Transport Studies Unit,
at the University of Oxford.
Smart Technologies and Changing Behaviours offers the latest thinking on how
the current changes in technology and user behaviour can be understood, and
what their interactions mean for the future of transport demand. It explores
emerging contemporary mobility cultures in different global regions, the
diffusion of smart technologies and new perspectives on their role, changing
behaviours and energy reduction, and the sociocultural dynamics of behaviour
Our speakers include: Dr Tim Schwanen (TSU), Dr Debbie Hopkins (TSU), Prof John Miles (University of Cambridge), Prof Graham Parkhurst (UWE), Carolin Reiner (Behavioural Insights Team), Prof Benjamin Sovacool (University of Sussex), Prof Lorraine Whitmarsh (Cardiff University). The full programme and further details about all courses in the Global Challenges in Transport programme can be found at www.tsu.ox.ac.uk/course.
We are pleased to invite the submission of abstracts for the following session at the 2019 RGS-IBG International Conference: Recent Developments in Transport Geography
This session is specifically focused at post-PhD Early
Career Researchers conducting cutting-edge research in transport geography or
related fields. It is intended to provide a relaxed and stimulating forum
for ECRs to discuss and exchange ideas, and to foster potential future research
collaborations. For the purposes of this session an Early Career
Researcher is defined as someone who will have had their PhD viva within the
last 8 years on 1 September 2019, and who is not in an established/permanent
academic post. We will consider papers on any topic relating to transport
geography, but would particularly welcome submissions which bring a transport
perspective to the overall conference theme of ‘Geographies of trouble /
Geographies of hope’.
The session is sponsored by the Transport Geography Research
Group, a group of academic and professional Transport Geographers with global
membership. We have a very wide range of interests within our membership, and
we hope the session will reflect this by including both quantitative and
qualitative approaches to the geography of transport from a range of spatial
Convenors: Frédéric DOBRUSZKES (Brussels Free University), Chia-Lin CHEN (University of Liverpool in London), Amparo MOYANO (University of Castilla-La Mancha) and Francesca PAGLIARA, University of Naples Federico II)
is a clear trend that in the era of widespread information and communication
technological (ICT) development and large-scale transport investment, places
distant apart are increasingly inter-related and connected. Therefore, people
have involved more and more long-distance travel which is defined here beyond
intra-metropolitan areas for at least a few hundred kilometres.
Although the rise of a networked society and long-distance travel could enhance
economic growth and competitiveness, social challenges have been largely neglected.
Academic knowledge and policy of transport and mobility has mostly been
investigated through the lens of so-called neo-classical and sustainable
these approaches diverge in many ways, they commonly depoliticise debates and ignore
the role of social divides in mobility patterns and the fact that transport
policies are not neutral in social terms.
The emerging theme of transport justice
is promising in addressing the lack of critical approaches to transport and
mobility studies, but has been mostly focused on urban transport (ibid.). Therefore,
this session is expected to expand the concept of transport justice toward
long-distance travel and explore associated issues and policy implications via
various transport modes and services, including (but not restricted to) aviation,
high-speed rail and coach services.
Topics could include:
long-distance travel and transport justice be conceptualised?
travellers belong to specific social groups?
transport justice explain modal split on long-distance mobilities?
What are the
factors of social exclusion in long-distance travel markets?
How much yield
management and dynamic pricing shape the spatial patterns of long-distance
airlines really helped to democratise aviation?
high-speed rail (such as Ouigo and Izy) made high-speed rail more open to all
What policies to
improve long-distance transport justice?
The whole special session
will then be submitted by the conveners to the RGS Conference team.
is no universal definition of long-distance. In case of UK, above 100 miles are
regarded as long distance
W. and Bassens D. (2018). “All transport problems are essentially
mathematical”: The uneven resonance of academic transport and mobility
knowledge in Brussels, Urban Geography 39(3): 413-437.
K. (2017). Transport justice: designing fair transportation systems. New York:
Convenors: Eric Njoya (University of Huddersfield) and Richard Knowles (University of Salford, Manchester & University of Huddersfield)
The slow development of air
transport routes in the Global South (Africa, Latin America & parts of Asia) has impacted negatively on economic development. Routes
within and between Global South countries are more limited than connections
with Global North hubs and gateway cities. The objectives of the session are to
identify why the air transport environment is weak in the Global South and
external routes are dominated by airlines owned and based in the Global North.
Topics could include:
cooperation: South-South and North-South
Air Transport and
of air transport infrastructure
The role of Low Cost
The importance of
domestic aviation given the common lack of surface options in the global South
mobility patterns following the development of new middle classes