The Center for Sustainable Urban Development, CEDEUS, is organizing a Workshop where we expect to exchange new scientific findings and experiences on how to make the transport system of our cities more sustainable. The Workshop will be a mixture of plenary speeches, roundtables, and small group discussions. We are looking for researchers that would like to share their work at this event.
The themes of the workshop include theories, data, and methods for understanding the challenges around urban transport sustainability in cities around the world. The following general areas are particularly relevant for this event (but are not limited to it):
Planning and operation of urban transport systems / Urban logistics / Financial equilibrium and valuation of externalities /Transport, land use and social interaction /Transport and public health / Environment, energy and climate change / Non-motorized modes / Social equity / Built environment
The growth of metropolitan areas, and strong socio-economic indicators over a long period of time, has increased the relevance of social, economic, and environmental sustainability as a key urban transport policy goal. The rapid changing urban environment of most cities worldwide sets a number of challenges for the understanding of the different dimensions of urban transport sustainable development. In fact, sustainability is a broad and difficult to define concept; environmental and economic development and inequalities require new and more precise understandings of old paradigms in terms of the provision of infrastructure and transport services.
In this context, this workshop invites participants to reflect upon the challenges that the transport research community faces in order to understand and promote a truly sustainable paradigm within our cities.
CEDEUS is a center of excellence with the mandate to act as a hub for research and debate on sustainable urban development challenges, and their relevance for international comparative experiences. Within this broad interdisciplinary setting, transport constitutes one of the key themes, and this workshop will set the agenda for our collaborative effort of advancing knowledge around urban transport sustainability.
Send your abstract to Magda Melara at firstname.lastname@example.org. The abstract should be written in English, have a title, a list of authors (including their affiliation and contact information) and be at least one page long. It does not need to be a finished work piece; work in progress is also welcomed. Accepted abstracts will be scheduled to be presented at a roundtable debate or small group discussion.
Deadline for abstract submission: July 28th, 2013
Notification of acceptance: August 5th, 2013