Kate Pangbourne reviewed Jon Shaw and Iain Docherty‘s semi-autoethnographic The Transport Debate, centred on a fictional family the Smiths and the decisions they make regarding a range of journeys.
Pangbourne found the book to be ‘engaging, challenging and readable in equal measure’. Find out what else she thought by reading the full review here.
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 44, Kate Pangbourne,The Transport Debate, J. Shaw, I. Docherty. Policy Press, Bristol (2014). £14.99, Paperback, ISBN: 9781847428561 pages 87-88, Copyright Elsevier (2015).
Marco Domenico Schäfer‘s review of Introduction to Transport Policy: A Public Policy View by Peter Stopher and John Stanley compliments how the respective engineering and public policy backgrounds of the authors have resulted in a book which promotes a combination of spatial and transport planning and policy as best practice.
Schäfer’s review is critical of a few minor elements of the book but highlights that it is of wide appeal to students and practitioners. The review is available here in full.
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 43, Marco Domenico Schäfer, Introduction to Transport Policy. A Public Policy View, Peter Stopher, John Stanley. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK (2014). $145.00 (Hardback) $45.00 (Paperback), ISBN: 978 1 78195 246 7 pages 192-193, Copyright Elsevier (2015)
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.
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.)
The presentation below is truly inspiring, demonstrating how simple measures can encourage cycling in even the most car-dominated of cities. Jon Orcutt is the Policy Director of New York’s Department of Transport and has seen cycling more than double in his time at the top. See this process in action and listen to how this happened in his own words, below:
Continue reading Jon Orcutt on how New York became a cycle friendly city