World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research 2020

July 13-16, 2020
Portland, Oregon, United States

bicyclist and light rail train and station

We are pleased to announce that the 2020 World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research (WSTLUR) will be held in Portland, Oregon, USA, July 13-16, 2020. We seek original, full-length papers on the interaction of transport and land use from the broad set of disciplines engaged in transport and land use research. Papers must be submitted by November 15, 2019. WSTLUR membership is not required to submit a paper.

Each conference registrant may be a co-author on multiple papers, but there is a limit of one presentation per registrant. Detailed submission instructions and conference information will be available here by July 2019. Sessions will be developed from high-quality papers received and authors of a select number of papers will be invited, based upon their conference paper reviews, to resubmit their papers for a second round of reviews for publication in the Journal of Transport and Land Use.

We will be accepting submissions starting July 2019. Please check this website for more details regarding the submissions.

Discounted registration rates at the symposium will be available for registrations from developing countries as well for students. WSTLUR will be offering a limited number of scholarships to students. WSTLUR is seeking submission from diverse disciplines and will be welcoming case studies especially from developing countries.

We are seeking original, full-length submissions on all the themes described below. Theme leaders will be in charge of the paper review and selection process. Questions about the specific themes should be directed to the theme leaders identified below. Detailed descriptions of these themes are below.

Conference Co-Chairs

Kelly Clifton and Yingling Fan

Local Hosts

Jennifer Dill and Kelly Clifton

More information


SMART Seminar Series: Evolving and Designing the 30-minute City

SMART Seminar Series, SMART Infrastructure Facility University of Wollongong
SMART Seminar Series, SMART Infrastructure Facility University of Wollongong

I am pleased to be visiting the University of Wollongong to present at the SMART Seminar Series March 13 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm. Admission is Free, and Priceless.

Evolving and Designing the 30-minute City

Abstract
The 30-minute isochrone has long defined people’s use of cities, from ancient times, through the trams era, to modern times. Networks and land use co-evolve with technology subject to the constraints of available time. There are opportunities (low-hanging fruit) to use design to reduce the costs of travel. This talk discusses both the measurement of accessibility, why it matters, and how it might affect traveler behaviour, institutional behaviour, and public policy. Looking at data from rail and tram development in Sydney from the 1800s and Australia today, implications about the effects of accessibility are described.

Sign-up here.

8th International Symposium on Transport Network Reliability (INSTR)

KTH Royal Institute of Technology are pleased to invite you to attend and participate in the 8th International Symposium on Transport Network Reliability (INSTR), which will be held in Stockholm on 24-26 June 2020. The INSTR series is the premier gathering for the world’s leading researchers and professionals interested in transport network reliability, to discuss both recent research and future directions in this increasingly important field of research. Transport networks support the full spectrum of human activities and their supporting supply chains, and when disaster strikes provide life lines for rescue services and survivors, so their reliability is a matter of global concern. The scope of the symposium includes all aspects of analysis and design to improve network reliability.

 

Topics

  •  User perception of unreliability and vulnerability
  •  Public policy and reliability of travel times
  •  The valuation and economics of reliability
  •  Network reliability modeling and estimation
  •  Transport network robustness and resilience
  •  Reliability of public transport and supply chains
  •  Travel behavior under uncertainty
  •  Vehicle routing and scheduling under uncertainty
  •  Risk evaluation and management for transport networks
  •  Traffic management (including ITS) to improve network reliability
  •  Evacuation and disaster relief distribution
  •  Network interdependencies and cyber security
  •  Reliability in the era of connected and automated vehicles

 

Important dates

  • Extended abstracts submission deadline: October 2019
  • Acceptance notification: January 2019
  • Final extended abstract submission deadline: March 2020

 

For the latest information, visit the conference webpage: www.instr2020.se

 

Please help us circulate the information to all who may be interested in contributing to the symposium!

TransportLab at TRB Schedule

The University of Sydney’s TransportLab will be at a number of sessions at the January 2019 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington. In addition to myself, we will be represented by Mengying Cui and Hao Wu. If you want to meet up, email me, or track me down at a poster session.

Name and Paper ID

Session ID Session Name Date Time Place

Street Rights and Livability: Ethical Frameworks to Guide Planning, Design, and Engineering

19-03097

1130 Incorporating Equity in Pedestrian Planning and Policy Mon 1/14/2019 8:00 AM- 9:45 AM Salon C, Convention Center
Transport Accessibility Manual Working Group Transport Accessibility Manual Working Group Mon 1/14/2019 6:00 PM- 7:30 PM Mint (M4), Marriott Marquis

Safety in Numbers for Bicyclists and Motorists at Urban Intersections: A Two-part Model of Crashes

19-04592

1478 Cycling Safety and Comfort Tue 1/15/2019 10:15 AM- 12:00 PM 102B, Convention Center

I only get some satisfaction: Introducing satisfaction into measures of accessibility

19-03141

1518 Accessibility for Policy and Practice Tue 1/15/2019 1:30 PM- 3:15 PM 140B, Convention Center

Disparity of Access: Variations in Transit Service by Race, Ethnicity, Income, and Auto Availability

19-04967

1518 Accessibility for Policy and Practice Tue 1/15/2019 1:30 PM- 3:15 PM 140B, Convention Center

Optimum Stop Spacing for Accessibility

19-01191

1636 Transit Capacity and Quality of Service Tue 1/15/2019 3:45 PM- 5:30 PM Hall A, Convention Center

Stationless in Sydney: The Rise and Decline of Bikesharing in Australia.

19-00574

1499 Bicycle Transportation Research Wed 1/16/2019 10:15 AM- 12:00 PM Hall A, Convention Center

Network Measures of Polycentricity

19-01399

1776 Transportation Issues and Solutions in Major Cities Wed 1/16/2019 2:30 PM- 4:00 PM Hall A, Convention Center

Link-based Full Cost Analysis of Travel

19-01978

1775 Novel Uses of Economic Analysis in Decision Making Wed 1/16/2019 2:30 PM- 4:00 PM Hall A, Convention Center

WSTLUR 2017

A reminder, paper submissions for the 2017 World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research in Brisbane are due Oct. 31.

World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research 2017

July 3rd- July 6th, 2017
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Image of light-rail

We are pleased to announce that the 2017 World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research (WSTLUR) will be held in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, July 3rd- July 6th, 2017. The conference will bring together academics and practitioners working at the intersection of transportation planning, engineering, economics and policy. The conference is aimed at developing a better understanding of the dynamic interaction between land use and transport, with strong interest in how the built environment can contribute to more sustainable transport in a rapidly changing world. Papers are welcome on all modes of personal, passenger, and freight transport on all spatial scales (see Call for Papers). The conference brings together researchers and topics from all parts of the world.

The conference program will feature peer-reviewed paper presentations, workshops, technical tours, and plenary presentations from:

In addition to a thorough exploration of a wide range of land use and transportation issues, the 2017 conference will emphasize two spotlight themes: technological change and equity. Specifically, how will technological change influence the development of land use and transportation systems in the future? What equity issues will emerge via future changes in land use and transportation systems? How do technology and equity relate in the context of land use and transportation systems?


Call for Papers

The World Symposium on Transport and Land use (WSTLUR) seeks original papers (not submitted elsewhere) on the interaction of transport and land use. Papers must be submitted by October 31st, 2016. WSTLUR membership is not required to submit a paper, and there is no limit on the number of papers an individual may submit. Each conference registrant may be a co-author on multiple papers, but there is a limit of one presentation per registrant.


Key Dates

  • Initial Papers Due to JTLU for Conference Consideration: October 31st, 2016 
  • Decisions about Conference Acceptance (Reviewer Comments Provided):  Early March 2017
  • Early Registration Deadline: April 1st, 2017
  • Most Recent Accepted Paper Drafts that have been uploaded to the JTLU Website are considered as the Conference Proceedings: Early May 2017
  • Conference: July 3rd-6th, 2017 
  • Revision Deadline for Publication Consideration. Responses to Reviewers and Revised Draft must be submitted to JTLU: August 2017

Program

The symposium will include four keynote speaker addresses, approximately 100 peer-reviewed paper presentations, and several technical and non-technical tours. Preliminary program to be added in April 2017.

Depending on the quality and alignment of the papers submitted in each topic area, up to four workshops will be organized to generate interactive discussion on specific themes listed above. Each workshop will include a summary presentation from a workshop leader followed by the presentation of 3 resource papers. All workshops should leave enough time for significant audience involvement.


Registration Information

Registration for the WSTLUR symposium will open in January 2017. Registration will be done online through the JTLU website.  Registration fees will be announced at that time. We anticipate offering discounted fees for attendees from developing countries as well as scholarships for students.


Brisbane

View of city

Brisbane is Australia’s main sub-tropical city and the nation’s third largest by population with over two million residents. The capital city of the state of Queensland, Brisbane enjoys year-round sunshine and blue skies. The conference venue will be near the vibrant downtown and Southbank precincts which have some of Australia’s most visited galleries, museums and parklands, great restaurants and cafes, waterside walking and cycling paths, a public bicycle hire scheme, busways, river ferry terminals and a wide range of high-quality accommodation options. Brisbane is only an hour away from both the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, Australia’s most popular beach resorts. Further north is the Great Barrier Reef. The conference is being hosted by Griffith University, the University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology – Brisbane’s largest and most prestigious teaching and research universities.


Questions?

For questions regarding the conference please direct them to:

WSTLUR Conference Co-Chairs

João de Abreu e Silva, Técnico Lisboa, joao.abreu.silva@tecnico.ulisboa.pt
Robert Schneider, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, rjschnei@uwm.edu

Local Organizing Committee

Matthew Burke, Griffith University, m.burke@griffith.edu.au
Neil Sipe, University of Queensland, n.sipe@uq.edu.au

WSTLUR Conference Organizing & Scientific Committees


Past Symposiums

2014 Symposium

June 24-27, 2014
Delft, the Netherlands

2011 Symposium

July 28-30, 2011
Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

Transportation on Tap: Transit and the Driverless Future

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Transportation on Tap:
Transit and the Driverless Future
— A TLC Happy Hour Event 

Tuesday, July 12, 5-7 PM
Republic, 221 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis

TLC’s 2016 Transportation on Tap happy hour event series is back on Tuesday, July 12! We invite you to Republic to enjoy light appetizers on us and to talk bike, walk, bus, and rail with other TLC members and friends.

Driverless. Self-driving. Autonomous. Robotic. There’s been lots of buzz lately about the coming of vehicles without human drivers. The focus of this Transportation on Tap is how these vehicles interact with transit—buses and trains that carry a lot of people at once.

Would driverless cars replace transit or make it easier to get to buses or trains? Could they be the mobility answer for people unable to drive? What about the design of the vehicles and standards for using them? How would we make sure everyone had access? And, even with driverless cars wouldn’t there still be congestion (and pollution)?
Bring your questions for another lively happy-hour conversation with this month’s featured panel, including:

  • Leili Fatehi, Owner/Principal, Apparatus, and Deputy Director, Self-Driving MN
  • John Levin, Director, Strategic Initiatives, Metro Transit
  • David Levinson, Managing Director, University of Minnesota Accessibility Observatory; Director, Networks, Economics, and Urban Systems (NEXUS) research group

We hope to see you on July 12! All are welcome, but RSVPsare always appreciated. 

The End of Traffic and the Future of Access: A Roadmap to the New Transport Landscape. By David M. Levinson and Kevin J. Krizek.
The End of Traffic and the Future of Access: A Roadmap to the New Transport Landscape. By David M. Levinson and Kevin J. Krizek.

Get There

Our event location is conveniently served by the METRO Green Line (West Bank Station) and many Metro Transit bus routes. Bike parking is available near the front entrance. You can find a Nice Ride bike-sharing station right across the street at Washington & Cedar.

Nexus at TRB 2016

Our research group will be at the Transportation Research Board conference in January. Our papers and meetings are listed below. Hope to see you there.

 

Session 343

 

Role of Transit in Creating a More Equitable Society, Part 1 (Part 2, Session 403)

Monday 1:30 PM- 3:15 PM
Convention Center, 156

Title Presentation Number
The Cost of Equity: Assessing Accessibility by Transit and Social Disparity Using Total Travel Cost

Ahmed El-Geneidy, McGill University
David Levinson, University of Minnesota
Ehab Diab, University of Toronto
Geneviève Boisjoly, McGill University
David Verbich, McGill University
Charis Loong, McGill University
16-3715

 

Session 538

 

Bicycling Research Mega Session

Tuesday 8:30 AM- 10:15 AM
Convention Center, Hall E
Is Bicycling Contagious? Effects of Bikeshare Stations and Activity on System Membership and General Population Cycling

Jessica Schoner, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Greg Lindsey, University of Minnesota
David Levinson, University of Minnesota
16-7007 J161
Session 656

 

Transit Planning–The Big Picture: Developing Networks and Measuring Accessibility

Tuesday 2:00 PM- 3:45 PM 
Convention Center, Hall E
 
Disentangling Accessibility Impacts of Bus and Rail Transit Improvements

Andrew Owen, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
16-6941 D077

School Transportation Research

Tuesday 2:00 PM- 3:45 PM
Convention Center, Hall E
Public Transit in School Trips: Active or Nonactive

Alireza Ermagun, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
David Levinson, University of Minnesota
16-6745 Q304
Session 391

Public Transportation: Perceptions, Attitudes, and Behavior

Tuesday 2:00 PM- 3:45 PM
Convention Center, Hall E
Transit Riders’ Perception of Waiting Time and Environment Surrounding Stops

Marina Lagune-Reutler, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Andrew Guthrie, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Yingling Fan, University of Minnesota
David Levinson, University of Minnesota
16-3705 D076
Session 711

 

Transportation Planning Applications: Models, Data, and More (21)

Tuesday 4:15 PM- 6:00 PM
Convention Center, Hall E
Towards a Metropolitan Fundamental Diagram using Travel Survey Data

Kai Wang, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
David Levinson, University of Minnesota
16-1448 B036
Accessibility and the Ring of Unreliability

Mengying Cui, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
David Levinson, University of Minnesota
16-2394 B038
Cohort Effects and Their Influence on Car Ownership

Michael Iacono, University of Minnesota
David Levinson, University of Minnesota
16-3106 B037

 

Session 777

 

Transportation Economics Topics: Cost-Benefit Analysis, Pricing, Mileage-Based User Fees, Elasticities, and More

Wednesday 8:30 AM- 10:15 AM
Convention Center, Hall E
Accessibility and Transit Performance

Alireza Ermagun, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
David Levinson, University of Minnesota
16-6665 B030
Session 794

 

Pedestrian Planning and Design

Wednesday 8:30 AM- 10:15 AM
Convention Center, Hall E
Accessibility- and Centrality-Based Estimation of Urban Pedestrian Activity

Brendan Murphy, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
David Levinson, University of Minnesota
Andrew Owen, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
16-5731 N243

WSTLUR Conference Subcommittee,

Wednesday
10:15 AM-
12:00 PM
WSTLUR Conference Subcommittee, ADB10(5)
Corinne Mulley, University of Sydney, presiding
Data and Information Technology, Planning and Forecasting
More Details

Session 854

Route Choice and Traffic Equilibrium (12)

Wednesday 2:45 PM- 4:30 PM
Convention Center, Hall E
Empirical Study of Deviation Between Actual and Shortest-Travel-Time Paths 

Wenyun Tang, Southeast University
David Levinson, University of Minnesota
Lin Cheng, Southeast University
16-1681 G128
Workshop 867

 

The Future of Toll Financing and Its Policy Ramifications

Thursday 8:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Convention Center, 101

Workshop
Part 2: Policy and Market Observations and Prescriptions

Elaine Buckberg, United States Department of the Treasury
James Bass, Texas Department of Transportation
Jennifer Aument, Transurban, Inc.
Jorianne Jernberg, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
David Levinson, University of Minnesota
Barney Allison, Nossaman LLP
Raymond DiPrinzio, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
P16-1174

INSTR 2015

6th International Symposium on Transportation Network Reliability
-The Value of Reliability, Robustness and Resilience-

 2-3 August 2015, Nara, Japan

WELCOME

The 6th International Symposium on Transportation Network Reliability (INSTR) will be held in Nara, ancient capital of Japan, from 2-3 August, 2015. The symposium is jointly organised by the Department of Urban Management, Kyoto University, and the Japan Society of Transportation Engineering. The INSTR series is the premier gathering for the world’s leading researchers and professionals interested in transportation network reliability, to discuss both recent research and future directions in this increasingly important field of research.

PAPER SUBMISSION GUIDELINE

To present a paper at this conference, an extended abstract (1,000 words) should be submitted electronically (word or pdf format) to the organisers though our website 
by 30 May 2014 (submission page) for the first round review.

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We encourage submission of abstracts and full papers via the easychair system.
Please do not forget to check “Abstract only” check-box in order not to upload the full paper at this moment.
If you have problems creating an easychair account or with uploading your paper, please contact us.
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If the abstract is accepted, a full length manuscript will need to be submitted by 19 December 2014 for final evaluation. The evaluation will be undertaken by references drawn from the International Committee of the INSTR and other prominent researchers from around the world. Final acceptance of a paper will thus be based on peer review of the full paper. Authors of accepted paper will be asked to produce a final camera ready manuscript in Word format by 20 May 2015, for publication in the proceedings of the Symposium. It is further envisaged to arrange special issues in prominent journals with papers drawn from the symposium proceedings.

IMPORTANT DATES

The most important dates for INSTR2015 are shown below:

 30 May, 2014  : Submission of extended abstract (1,000 words)
 3 September, 2014  : Notification of acceptance of abstract
 19 December, 2014  : Submission of full papers of peer review
 16 March, 2015  : Notification of acceptance of full paper
 20 May, 2015  : Submission of full, revised papers in camera-format
 2-3 August, 2015  : INSTR2015 in Nara

Workshop on Big Data and Urban Informatics

CALL FOR PAPERS ON BIG DATA AND URBAN INFORMATICS

WORKSHOP ON BIG DATA AND URBAN INFORMATICS WITH SUPPORT FROM NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION, 11-12 AUGUST 2014, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, USA

Big Data has opened up several opportunities to obtain new insights on cities. We invite papers at the intersection of the urban social sciences and the data sciences to be presented in an NSF-sponsored workshop to be held on Aug 11-12, 2014, in the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. We hope that the workshop will generate discussions in this emerging area of research, with the goal of long-term community-building on the topic. Travel funds will be available for presenters.

We welcome papers that discuss research results as well as idea pieces of work in progress which highlight research needs and data limitations. Workshop papers will be published in an online workshop proceeding. Selected papers will be published, after additional peer-review, in an edited book.

The objective of the workshop is to bring together researchers with an interest in the use of Big Data for urban analysis. The focus will be on understanding of urban systems, and related examples of urban applications, methods and tools. We are seeking papers that clearly create or use such novel sources of information for urban and regional analysis. Urban and regional analysis spans a broad range of areas. A far from complete list of areas include transportation, environment, public health, land-use, housing, economic development, labor markets, criminal justice, population demographics, urban ecology, energy, community development and public participation.

We invite original research, including position papers, on theoretical developments and applications demonstrating the use of urban Big Data, and the next-generation of Big Data services, tools and technologies for urban informatics. We are interested in papers that use Big Data in one or more of the following five themes:

1)      Theoretical developments and knowledge discovery in urban systems;

2)      Planning and operational uses of urban Big Data;

3)      Urban Big Data measurement, analysis and methodological questions;

4)      Information management for urban informatics;

5)      Institutional issues, organizations, networks and infomediaries in urban Big Data.

Travel funds of up to $700 will be available for a single presenter per paper, on a reimbursement basis. Student presenters will be able to compete for an additional limited pool of funds, for upto an additional $250 per student presenter.

Dates: Extended abstracts of 750-1000 words are due April 1, 2014. Full papers for accepted presenters will be due July 15, 2014.

For more information on the workshop, please visit http://urbanbigdata.uic.edu/workshop-2014/call-for-papers/

For additional information, please contact Prof. Nebiyou Tilahun at ntilahun AT uic.edu