After tendering for session proposals, the TGRG committee has decided on those that it will officially sponsor for the RGS-IBG annual conference to be held from 26th – 29th August in London.
If you would like to present at this prestigious conference under the Transport Geography Research Group banner, you can submit an abstract to the organisers of one of these sponsored sessions. Full details will follow; for now, please see the list of session titles below and feel free to contact the conveners if you think your research would be suitable:
- Air transport liberalisation and airline network dynamics:Investigating the complex relationships, Anne Graham & Fred Dobruszkes.
- Evaluating transport-related policies and practices: A geographical perspective, Lisa Davison and Marcus Enoch.
- Current and emerging research in transport, aimed at postgraduates and early stage researchers in Transport Geography, convened by Joanna Elvy and Ian Philips.
- Keeping in touch when work takes us apart, understanding the social impact of work related travel, Juliet Jain and William Clayton.
- Transport and energy: exploring mobilities at the research-policy interface, convened by Robin Lovelace and Stewart Barr.
- Between path dependency and contingency: new challenges for the geography of port system evolution, Gordon Wilmsmeier and Jason Monios.
- What world do you live in? Blurred boundaries between physical and digital spaces, Scot Vine, Jacek Pawlak and John Polak.
- The modal variety of cities and regions: a new focus on freight flows? Wouter Jacobs and Cesar Ducruiet.
- Towards integrated subregional parking and public transport strategies, Graham Parkhurst, William Clayton and Marc Dijk.
- Transport Geographies of co-production, Angela Curl and Lisa Davidson.
Abstract submissions should be submitted to one or more of these conveners by Friday 7th February. Early submission is recommended to ensure the abstracts (~300 words) can be reviewed before the Royal Geographic Society’s own deadlines.
The presentation below is truly inspiring, demonstrating how simple measures can encourage cycling in even the most car-dominated of cities. Jon Orcutt is the Policy Director of New York’s Department of Transport and has seen cycling more than double in his time at the top. See this process in action and listen to how this happened in his own words, below:
Continue reading Jon Orcutt on how New York became a cycle friendly city
The Modelling on the Move seminar series has reached it’s 6th iteration, and is now open for booking.
The topic is Cycling and Transport Modelling is now open for booking and a provisional timetable will be available soon. Please see http://modellingonthemove.org/events/modelling-on-the-move-6-cycling-transport-modelling/ for more information and to register your interest in the event. Do feel free to share the details of the event with colleagues who might be interested.
This was a fascinating presentation delivered by Ann Jopson from Leeds Institute of Transport Studies (ITS) at an event entitled “The Challenges of Sustainable Mobility in our Cities”. In it, new data is presented on people’s attitudes towards cycling and explanations as to why so few people do cycle regularly despite widespread positive intentions surrounding active travel. The event was not filmed; fortunately I brought my audio recorder along and Ann kindly sent me the slides, allowing an audio-visual slide sharing experience. So please see below, sit back and enjoy the talk.
Continue reading Barriers to cycling and policy implications
TGRG is pleased to announce that its 2013 Prize for the best paper presented by a postgraduate student at a session sponsored by the group at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference is awarded to Fariya Sharmeen of the Eindhoven University of Technology. Her paper was entitled “Dynamics of social interaction frequency: Role of Geography and Accessibility”.
Continue reading Postgraduate Prize announced
It’s that time of year again – not Christmas, but the Call for Session Proposals for the Royal Geographical Society and Institute of British Geographers Annual Conference (or RGS-IBG2014 for short – see here).
If you would like to have your session sponsored by TGRG, please submit your session proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org (cc Angela.Curl@glasgow.ac.uk) by Thursday 12 December 2013, please see below for details.
Continue reading Call for session proposals – RGS-IBG 2014 – Deadline soon!