CfP: Making Equity Work

We are currently proposing a themed volume entitled: “Making equity work: management and financing of socially-targeted urban transport policies” in the journal Research in Transportation Business and Management. Please find below the call for papers with all the information about the invited topics related to this themed volume.

In order to achieve the aim of the Themed Volume, original submissions covering a variety of aspects relating to the management, governance and financing of policies oriented towards improving transport equity are welcome. Topics include but are not limited to:

1. Systematic literature reviews and conceptual analyses of organisational and management models of equitable transport policies and programmes;

2. Analyses of institutional and policy dimensions of recent innovations targeting equity;

3. Analyses of the impact potential and user expectations;

4. Case studies on equitable programmes and policies and business models;

5. Theoretical and empirical analyses on the social, economic and environmental effects of successful and unsuccessful management of equity-centred policies, programmes and projects;

6. Analysis of new forms of financing and management that can lead to the redistribution of costs and benefits of urban transport.

All the contributions should pay special attention to clearly identify implications for future managerial practice and the contribution to scholarly knowledge.

If you are interested in submitting a paper, you are kindly requested to notify us and send a 300 word abstract by the 30th August 2018 to and

Following the review of all the abstracts received we will submit the proposal to the editors for consideration and provide feedback to the authors.

We expect the full papers by 30th November 2018 to start the review process. We expect publication of the themed volume before the end of 2019.

Please feel free to forward this proposed call for papers to anyone who might be interested in submitting a paper. We look forward to receiving your abstracts.


Inequality in Transport by David Banister


David Banister has just published a new book Inequality in Transport – now available through amazon kindle price £9.99
And it will be published as a paperback on 12th July through Alexandrine Press – Price £30.00 – p. 272 and in full colour. The whole enterprise has been self-publication.

It will also be linked through David’s website – and through Alexandrine Press –
There is also a website for the book

Everyone needs transport to move around and to access everyday needs, but for each individual those needs are different, and they change over time and space: herein lie the seeds of inequalities in transport. In Inequality in Transport, David Banister addresses this complex problem, first through an exploration of inequality, its nature, measurement and extent. He then links inequality and the transport sector through detailed analysis of the variations in daily and long-distance travel in Great Britain over a ten-year period. He argues that there must be a much wider interpretation of inequality – one that links actual travel with measures of wellbeing and sustainability, recognizing that these will change over time. In drawing his findings together, he concludes that there must be new thinking in transport policy and planning if transport inequalities are to be alleviated.


Four European research projects of the CIVITAS network CITYLAB, NOVELOG, SUCCESS and U-TURN, presented their approaches for cleaner urban freight transport at a joint final conference in Brussels, 23/24 April 2018. Polis contributed to CITYLAB and NOVELOG as consortium member and organised the CIVITAS Urban Freight Conference.
The event was interactive and included presentations, debates, poster sessions and exhibitions, breakout and training sessions, workshops and awards. Over 150 participants participated in the event including high level representatives from the European Commission. The event also featured an interactive dialogue between European and US stakeholders.

The agenda can be in this PDF file.

All presentations videoed at the event will be available at this VIMEO album.

All presentations and poster are available here:

CITYLAB, NOVELOG, SUCCESS and U-TURN are financed by the Horizon 2020 programme and are part of CIVITAS, a European network of cities which was launched by the European Commission in 2002 and encourages local authorities to engage in cleaner and better transport solutions. Since then, the CIVITAS initiative has tested and implemented over 800 measures and urban transport solutions in the context of various demonstration projects.

Read more:


The Transport Studies Unit at the University of Oxford is currently accepting applications for the Governing Transitions in Urban Transport course, to be held Tuesday 26th- Friday 29th June 2018, at Kellogg College, University of Oxford.

The course is part of our Global Challenges in Transport Leadership 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 how technological, behavioural and institutional transitions in urban transport can be facilitated and steered through policy and planning.
Our speakers include: Dr Tim Schwanen (TSU), Edward Kellow (Kellow Learning), Prof Glenn Lyons (UWE Bristol), Dr Louise Reardon (ITS Leeds), Dr Jacob Doherty (TSU), Mairi Brookes (Oxford City council), Dr James Palmer (University of ), Dr Anna Nikolaev (Utrecht University). The full programme is available at:

This is a 4-day residential course, with fees covering all materials, 21 contact hours, and 3 night’s en-suite accommodation at Kellogg College, University of Oxford. All meals and refreshments are provided. The fee structure is as follows:
· Corporate rate: £3,500
· Academic rate: £1,500
· PhD rate: £500

We are able to offer partial scholarships to a limited number of participants, as well as 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

To enquire or apply, please email

Kind regards,

CIVITAS Urban Freight Conference, April 2018, Brussels

23 April 2018 – 24 April 2018 Brussels

The CITYLAB, NOVELOG, SUCCESS, U-TURN projects join forces and invite you to the “CIVITAS Urban Freight Conference”, an interactive event including presentations, posters and exhibitions, breakout and training sessions, workshops and awards.

The projects have already started working hard together for a successful conference, and will release a draft agenda soon. In the meantime, save the date and REGISTER HERE:

A description of the event is available here:


Workshop: Guidance on business models for sustainable city logistics 15th Feb 2018

The NOVELOG project is organising its 6th city workshop in Athens on 15 Feb. 2018.

Please visit and register at
Selected cities & regions and their stakeholders can benefit from a specific budget dedicated for covering their Travel & Accommodation costs, but resources are limited! Please email Giacomo Somma ( to enquire.


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