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.
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.
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
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.’
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)
The next course in the Global Challenges in Transport Oxford Leadership Programme at the Transport Studies Unit runs from 15 to 18 March, 2016. The theme is ‘New Technologies and Changing Behaviours,’ incorporating sessions on changing mobility cultures in different geographical regions; the dynamics of behaviour change; and new and smart transport technologies. Key speakers include Dr Robin Hickman (UCL), Dr Lorraine Whitmarsh (Cardiff), Prof Graham Parkhurst (UWE), Dr Tim Schwanen (Oxford).
Susan Handy reviewed Urban Form and Transport Accessibility, a collection of published papers, brought together in one volume by Corinne Mulley. Handy commends the inclusion of core theoretical papers as it is these that inform later empirical studies on accessibility. She also highlights the challenges in understanding some of these for readers without a background in economics.
Read Susan’s full review here and gain insight into what is covered most effectively.
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 479. Susan Handy, Urban Form and Transport Accessibility edited by Corinne Mulley. 2012. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited. £227.00 (hardback). ISBN 978 0 85793 749 0.
Recently appointed Professor of Transport & Social Analysis and chair of the Transport Geography Research Group, Karen Lucas, is giving her inaugural lecture at the University of Leeds on 1st March. Details below.
One Step Beyond: Questing for sustainable mobilities in the Global North and South
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Tuesday 1 March
Business School, University of Leeds
15.30 -16.00 Arrival & networking
16.00 -17.30 Lecture including Q&A
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