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RailLinks, Brazil – Researcher Links Workshop July 2017

brasao_defaultIt is our pleasure to invite you to apply to attend a rail-orientated workshop in Brazil, which will be funded by the British Council, Newton Fund programme. The workshop will take place in Joinville, Brazil (31 July, 2017 – 4 August, 2017). For the successful candidates, travel costs and hotel will be covered by the project.  We aim to recruit 14 UK early career researchers interested in rail transport and traffic management to attend the workshop and represent their institutions. The application form can be found here: http://newtonrailway.ufsc.br/application-form/

Deadline for applications: 10 May, 2017

Further information about the workshop can be found on our webpage: http://newtonrailway.ufsc.br/

Contact Dr. Marin Marinov, for more details: Email: marin.marinov@ncl.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3976

Book Review: Sustainable Railway Futures: Issues and Challenges, Becky P.Y. Loo, Claude Comtois (Eds.)

Derek Hall provided an interesting critique of Sustainable Railway Futures: Issues and Challenges edited by Becky P.Y. Loo and Claude Comtois, outlining the challenges in defining the sustainability of a transport mode.  Read his thought provoking review here.

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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 54, Derek Hall. Sustainable Railway Futures: Issues and Challenges, Becky P.Y. Loo, Claude Comtois (Eds.). Ashgate, Farnham UK and Burlington VT (2015), (£65.00, (Hardback) ISBN 97814095230)