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).
Conference organized by Department of Political Sciences and Centre for Research on the Economics of Institutions, University of Roma TreOctober 1st – 2nd 2015, Rome, Italy
We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the URBE – URban freight and BEhavior change Conference to be held in Rome, Italy, October 1st-2nd, 2015. Researchers, practitioners, politicians and public authorities are invited to use the conference as a platform for knowledge-exchange and transfer.
The conference is endorsed by: 1) Center of Excellence for Sustainable Urban Freight Systems, 2) WCTRS’ Freight Modelling (SIGB5), 3) Italian Society of Transport Economics and Logistics.
Aims and scope
URBE aims at identifying the behavioral game changers capable of modifying the present trends and pro-actively responding to the sustainability challenges urban freight distribution possess to modern cities given the role it plays in linking production, logistics and society.
The conference, taking a trans-disciplinary approach, focuses on the various alternatives capable of stimulating stakeholders’ behavioral change and engagement for a sustainable urban freight distribution. In more detail, the main topics relate to the behavioral pros and cons of: stakeholder involvement methodologies, advanced modeling techniques, innovative organizational structures, policy appraisal and evaluation techniques.
We would like to invite postgraduates and early career researchers with a research interest in Transport Geography, as well as transport researchers from other disciplines to an RGS-TGRG spring workshop hosted at the University of Leeds on 2nd-3rd April 2014. If you are interested in this call please consider sending an abstract to Joanna Elvy (see below).