The TGRG held a total of 12 sessions over the course of the RGS-IBG 2013 conference, the maximum allowed for any research group, and covered an impressive amount of material in that time. (To take a look at all the sessions our members convened, please see here and search for transport). Sessions were well attended, but with so much to see and do, even the most dedicated transport geographer would be hard-pressed to see all of the sessions. Also, many people will not have attended RGS-IBG 2013 at all.
With these people in mind, we have decided to try to document the sessions than took place, rather than accept that, once a presentation is delivered, it is lost forever. To kick-off this coverage, we look at the very first transport session – Energy and Transport – in this post, held bright and early at 09:00 on Wednesday 28th August. For anyone, anywhere interested in energy and transport but unable to attend the conference in person, please read on. Continue reading Energy and transport session at RGS 2013
Richard Knowles is a veteran of Transport Geography. He has overseen the rise of the Journal of Transport Geography (JTG) from a niche publication focussing mostly on British research to the second most cited transport journal according to the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) of Thomas Reuters. Professor Knowles is also one of the founding members of the Transport Geography Research Group, the wider community of which this website is a part. To commemorate his passing the baton of Editor-in-Chief to recently elected Tim Schwanen, he was interviewed by Elsevier. Continue reading Richard Knowles interviewed
The Universities’ Transport Study Group (UTSG) conference is an annual event for UK academic transport researchers. January saw its annual conference take place. See below for a write-up by Dr Tim Ryley.
Continue reading Transport Geography at Universities’ Transport Study Group conference
This is a joint session hosted by the TGRG and the Energy Geographies Working Group (EGWG) Please send abstracts to Robin Lovelace (email@example.com) or Stewart Barr (S.W.Barr@exeter.ac.uk) by 10th February at the latest:
Continue reading Call for Papers for RGS-IBG session (28th – 30th August). Transport and energy: a roadblock to sustainability?
We can confirm three additional sessions for RGS-IBG 2013.
Here are the titles of the sessions and who to contact if you’d like to present at them:
Making new connections: transport, mobilities and mobile phones in low income countries
Please submit a title and abstract of up to 250 words to Gina Porter firstname.lastname@example.org by 28th January 2013.
Walking & Cycling – Physical Activity, Sustainable Transport or harsh reality? : The contributions of health and transport geography (with the GHRG)
Please submit a title and abstract of up to 250 words to Lisa Davison (email@example.com) and Angela Curl (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday 1st February.
Seamless Freight Transport
If you are interested in offering a paper on a topic related to this call please email a 200 word Abstract, including your name and affiliation, to Allan Woodburn (email@example.com) as soon as possible and no later than Friday 25 January.
Click below for full session descriptions of these three sessions of see the other Transport Geography paper calls here or on the RGS-IBG website.
Continue reading More paper calls