The RGS Transport Geography Research Group and Geographic Information Science Research Group are joining forces to convene a session on GIS for Sustainable Transport.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have a long history in Transport Geography. With recent advances in data, software and computers, we can do more with GIS for transport planning than ever before. This applies especially to sustainable transport, where carefully targeted local interventions can have huge benefits for relatively little cost and where digital community engagement opens-up new possibilities for participatory planning. This session seeks to explore the new roles that modern GIS systems – including online, open source and interactive options, as well as established techniques – can play in Transport Geography and for enabling transition towards a sustainable transport system.
Deadline for submissions: Monday 16th February, session abstract and application form available here: http://tinyurl.com/gis4st
Session conveners: Robin Lovelace and Eusebio Odiari.
Applications should be sent via email to R.Lovelace@Leeds.ac.uk
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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.
This is a joint session hosted by the TGRG and the Energy Geographies Working Group (EGWG) Please send abstracts to Robin Lovelace (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Stewart Barr (S.W.Barr@exeter.ac.uk) by 10th February at the latest:
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The Transport Geography Research Group (TGRG) is a small but highly active Research Group. Its major objectives are:
- to stimulate the exchange and dissemination of information and ideas.
- to encourage research and publications and to raise awareness of transport geography.
The group’s activities include:
- convening sessions at the RGS/IBG Annual Conference.
- the group’s links with the Journal of Transport Geography, which provides a further valuable international outlet for the Group’s research findings.
- the production of a book series ‘Transport and Mobility’ with Ashgate Publishers ( for more information please contact Professor Richard Knowles
- the publication of the ‘A New Deal for Transport?’ in the RGS-IBG Book Series.
Chair: Karen Lucas
Secretary: Kate Pangbourne
Treasurer/Deputy Chair: Lisa Davison
Membership secretary: Scott Copsey
Postgraduate representatives: Ian Philips, Joanne Elvy
Website: Robin Lovelace
For more information please contact Kate Pangbourne