This brand new book by John Whitelegg of the Stockholm Environment Institute sets out a rationale for a transformation of the mobility landscape and argues that the sustainable transport options simply cannot thrive in a world that remains wedded to more mobility and the manifestations of that cultural and political bias (subsidy, infrastructure and an astonishing lack of attention to death, injury, air pollution, climate change and social justice). See here for more information and await a review in the TGRG.
Continue reading Mobility: A New Urban Design and Transport Planning Philosophy for a Sustainable Future
The search is underway for the right indicators to accompany the goals and targets of the SDGs. This is, on paper, a ‘technical process’ conducted by experts. This blog post draws attention to some of the ways in which the process is also intensely political.
Having been established in 2009, the Irish Transport Research Network (ITRN) aims to provide a setting to foster the development of transport studies in Ireland whilst promoting the connection between researchers working in this field. Formed by a cohort of Irish Universities, ITRN is positioning itself to act as an interface in which academic research can be accessible to external bodies and to inform policy development in an effort to move towards a sustainable transport system.
Recently, ITRN held the 5th iteration of their annual conference at the University of Limerick. Split across fifteen sessions, a total of thirty-five research presentations were delivered by individuals based at fourteen different research institutions originating both within and outside of Ireland.
Continue reading Overview of the Irish Transport Research Network Annual Conference
James Wang‘s review of Roger Mackett, Tony May, Masanobu Kii, Pan Haixiao‘s edited volume Sustainable Transport for Chinese Cities provides an interesting insight as to the potential for implementation of transport policies in the Chinese context.
A short summary including a link to a copy of the review follows. Continue reading Book Review: Sustainable Transport for Chinese Cities, R.L. Mackett, A.B. May, M. Kii, H. Pan Bingley (Eds.)
Below you will find some “scribbled notes from the back of the room” from Ian Philip on the recent Cycle City Expo in Leeds – a highlight for the British Cycling Community. In fact this provides and excellent snap shot of some of the sessions (ed – word’s below are Ian’s).
Continue reading Cycle city expo Leeds 1 – 2 May 2014