Journal of Transport and Land Use Transitions

Journal of Transport and Land Use Transitions – ISSN 1938-7849

January 2, 2019

The Journal of Transport and Land Use was founded in 2007, publishing its first issue in 2008. It has grown significantly over the past decade to become the most widely cited open-access journal in the field of transport, with its most recent volume publishing over 70 articles. It is now indexed by DOAJ, Google Scholar, JSTOR, Research Papers in Economics (RePEc), Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science), and Scopus. It is also affiliated with the World Society for Transport and Land Use Research to be a major outlet for papers presented at its conferences after undergoing a rigorous review process.

As we enter its twelfth year in 2019, David Levinson, who has served as general editor for its entire existence to date, is passing the baton to his University of Minnesota colleague Yingling Fan. David will continue to be around, but is devoting more energies to the launch of Transport Findings, a new peer-reviewed, open-access journal devoted to short form articles, and to the development of a Transport Accessibility Manual.

Yingling Fan Yingling Fan

Yingling Fan is Professor of Urban and Regional Planning and the Director of the Global Transit Innovations program at the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on developing novel land use and transportation solutions to improve public health and social equity. She has served as a board member of the World Society for Transport and Land Use Research since 2014 and an editor of the Journal of Transport and Land Use since 2015.

The Journal has also added new volunteer editors and associate editors to help with the increased workload.

Editorial Team:

General Editor

  • Yingling Fan, University of Minnesota, United States

Managing Editor

  • Arlene Mathison, University of Minnesota, United States


  • João de Abreu e Silva, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Ahmed El-Geneidy, McGill University, Canada
  • Dick Ettema, Utrecht University, Netherlands
  • Rolf Moeckel,Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Robert James Schneider, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, United States

Associate Editors

  • Dea van Lierop, Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning, Utrecht University, Netherlands
  • Marco Helbich, Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning, Utrecht University, Netherlands
  • Weifeng Li, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Ying (Allison) Song, University of Minnesota

Editorial Advisory Board

  • Kay Axhausen, ETH, Switzerland
  • Marlon G Boarnet, University of Southern California, United States
  • Jason Cao, University of Minnesota, United States
  • Daniel G Chatman, University of California, Berkeley, United States
  • Kelly Clifton, Portland State University, United States
  • Randall Crane, University of California at Los Angeles, United States
  • Carey Curtis, Curtin University, Australia
  • Jonas De Vos, Geography Department, Ghent University, Belgium
  • Alexa Delbosc, Monash University
  • Jennifer Dill, Portland State University, United States
  • Satoshi Fujii, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Karst Geurs, University of Twente, Netherlands
  • Susan L Handy, University of California at Davis, United States
  • Daniel B Hess, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, United States
  • Mark Horner, Florida State University, United States
  • John Douglas Hunt, University of Calgary, Canada
  • MD Liton Kamruzzaman, Monash University
  • David King, Arizona State University
  • Kara Kockelman, University of Texas, United States
  • Kevin J. Krizek, University of Colorado, United States
  • Jonathan Levine, University of Michigan, United States
  • Zhiyuan (Terry) Liu, School of Transportation, Southeast University, China
  • Becky Loo, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong
  • Kees Maat, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Wesley E Marshall, University of Colorado Denver
  • Karel Martens, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning Israel & Radboud University Institute for Management Research the Netherlands, Israel
  • Francisco Martinez, Universidad de Chile, Chile
  • Eric J Miller, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Harv Miller, Ohio State University, United States
  • Petter Naess, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Norway
  • Robert B Noland, Rutgers University, United States
  • Haixiao Pan, Department of Urban Planning,Tongji University, Shanghai, China, China
  • Enrica Papa, University of Westminster, United Kingdom
  • Aura Reggiani, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Daniel Rodríguez, United States
  • Jan-Dirk Schmöcker, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Qing Shen, University of Washington, United States
  • Nebiyou Tilahun, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Helena Titheridge, University College London, United Kingdom
  • Veronique Van Acker, Luxembourg Institute of Socio- Economic Research (LISER), Luxembourg
  • Christo Venter, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Paul Waddell, University of California, Berkeley, United States
  • Lei Zhang, University of Maryland, United States
  • Ming Zhong, ITS Research Center, Wuhan University of Technology, China

Additions to the JTLU Editorial Team

We are pleased to announce the augmented Editorial Team at the Journal of Transport and Land Use.

  • João de Abreu e Silva, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Ahmed El-Geneidy, McGill University, Canada
  • Dick Ettema, Utrecht University, Netherlands
  • Yingling Fan, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, United States
  • Rolf Moeckel, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Robert James Schneider, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, United States

Welcome aboard João, Rolf, and Bob. João and Bob organized the editorial process at WSTLUR 2017, and Rolf is editing a special issue on Integrated Transport-Land Use Models.

So far this year, JTLU has published 27 articles.

Vol 11  (2018)

Table of Contents

David Sousa Vale, Mauro Pereira, Claudia Morais Viana
Rick Donnelly
Liang Ma, Jennifer Kent, Corinne Mulley
Arefeh Nasri, Lei Zhang
Michael Wegener, Klaus Spiekermann
Alistair Ford, Richard Dawson, Phil Blythe, Stuart Barr
Amanda Howell, Kristina Currans, Steven Gehrke, Gregory Norton, Kelly Clifton
Alexis Conesa
Geneviève Boisjoly, Rania Wasfi, Ahmed El-Geneidy
Eric A. Morris, Andrew Mondschein, Evelyn Blumenberg
David King, Juan Saldarriaga
Zhao Pengjun, Li Shengxiao
Emily Grisé, Ahmed El-Geneidy
Alexis Fillone, Iderlina Mateo-Babiano
Philippe Gerber, Geoffrey Caruso, Eric Cornelis, Cyrille Médard de Chardon
Cristian Tosa, Andrei Mitrea, Hitomi Sato, Tomio Miwa, Takayuki Morikawa
John Renne
Runjie Huang, Anna Grigolon, Mafalda Madureira, Mark Brussel
Graham Currie, Chris De Gruyter
Rebecca Lewis, Robert Zako, Alexis Biddle, Rory Isbell
Allister Loder, Kay Werner Axhausen
Michael R Ransom
Eric J. Miller
Jerry Johnson, Jeff Frkonja, Maribeth Todd, Dennis Yee
João de Abreu e Silva, Patricia C. Melo
Devayoti Deka
Rolf Moeckel, Carlos Llorca Garcia, Ana Tsui Moreno Chou, Matthew Bediako Okrah

Journal of Transport and Land Use: Volume 11

Journal of Transport and Land Use

Vol 11, No 1 (2018)

Table of Contents

David Sousa Vale, Mauro Pereira, Claudia Morais Viana
Rick Donnelly
Liang Ma, Jennifer Kent, Corinne Mulley
Arefeh Nasri, Lei Zhang
Michael Wegener, Klaus Spiekermann
Alistair Ford, Richard Dawson, Phil Blythe, Stuart Barr
Amanda Howell, Kristina Currans, Gregory Norton, Kelly Clifton


JTLU has continuing publication, so additional articles will be added throughout the year.


Papers from Volume 10 (2017) are available at:

The Journal of Transport and Land Use is an open-access, peer-reviewed
online journal publishing original interdisciplinary papers on the
interaction of transport and land use. Domains include: engineering,
planning, modeling, behavior, economics, geography, regional science,
sociology, architecture and design, network science, and complex systems.

Thanks for the continuing interest in our work,

Journal of Transport and Land Use, Volume 10

With the New Year, the Journal of Transport and Land Use is moving to a continuous publication model, out with the old periodic batch mode, in with the ‘it’s done, it goes online’ model. So we cleared the backlog and hereby post Volume 10, with 25 papers.


Vol 10, No 1 (2017)

Table of Contents

Petrus van der waerden, Harry Timmermans, Marloes de Bruin-Verhoeven
Sarah Louise Brooke, Stephen Ison, Mohammed Quddus
Michael Manville
Wei-Shiuen Ng
Jean-François Doulet, Aurélien Delpirou, Teddy Delaunay
Carey Curtis, Jan Scheurer
Chi-Hong (Patrick) Tsai, Corinne Mulley, Matthew Burke, Barbara Yen
Ren Thomas, Luca Bertolini
James Robert McIntosh, Peter Newman, Roman Trubka, Jeff Kenworthy
Erik Elldér
Rolf Moeckel
Jinhyun Hong
Yuntao Guo, Srinivas Peeta, Sekhar Somenahalli
Sara Ishaq Mohammad, Daniel J. Graham, Patricia C. Melo
Liang Ma, Jennifer Dill
Louis A Merlin
Lei Zhang, David M Levinson
Reza Banai
Michael Manville
Haibing Jiang, David M Levinson
Niels Heeres, Terry Van Dijk, Jos Arts, Taede Tillema
Carole Turley Voulgaris, Brian D. Taylor, Evelyn Blumenberg, Anne Brown, Kelcie Ralph
Lewis Lehe
Na Chen, Gulsah Akar
Robin Lovelace, Anna Goodman, Rachel Aldred, Nikolai Berkoff, Ali Abbas, James Woodcock

Journal of Transport and Land Use 9(1)


The Journal of Transport and Land Use 9(1) is now available:


Vol 9, No 1 (2016)

Table of Contents

David M Levinson
Patricia L. Mokhtarian, David van Herick
Stephen Marshall
Basil Janis Vitins, Kay Axhausen
Patrick Michael Schirmer, Kay W. Axhausen
David M Levinson, David Giacomin, Antony Badsey-Ellis
Dena Kasraian, Kees Maat, Bert van Wee
Steven R. Gehrke, Kelly J. Clifton
Calvin P Tribby, Harvey J Miller, Barbara B Brown, Carol M Werner, Ken R Smith
David S. Vale, Miguel Saraiva, Mauro Pereira

World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research 2017

World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research 2017

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

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 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.

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


The symposium will include four keynote speaker addresses, approximately 100 peer-reviewed paper presentations, and several technical and non-technical tours. The preliminary program will be available 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.


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.


For questions regarding the conference please direct them to:

WSTLUR Conference Co-Chairs

João de Abreu e Silva, Técnico Lisboa,
Robert Schneider, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee,

Local Organizing Committee

Matthew Burke, Griffith University,
Neil Sipe, University of Queensland,

WSTLUR Conference Organizing & Scientific Committees

Journal of Transport and Land Use Vol 8, No 2 (2015)

Journal of Transport and Land Use Vol 8, No 2 (2015)


Vol 8, No 2 (2015)

Table of Contents

Glenn Lyons
Robert B Noland, Stephanie DiPetrillo
Kevin Manaugh, Ahmed El-Geneidy
Dimitris Milakis, Robert Cervero, Bert van Wee
Alexander Reichert, Christian Holz-Rau
Ugo Lachapelle
Robert James Schneider
Natalie D Popovich, Susan Handy
Erick Guerra


TeMA: Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment

I have recently been named to the Editorial Board of TeMA: Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment. This is an Italian open access journal on things I am obviously interested in. Though it is based in Italy, many of the articles are in English, the international language of science. The archive of past issues is here. I copy it below:




Vol 8, N° 1 (2015): Cities, Energy and Climate Change

Urban population is rapidly reaching two thirds of the global population; thus, cities are the core of a change that need to be driven: the rapid urban population growth involve a large energy consumption and high greenhouses gas emissions which drive cities to face environmental challenges like as climate changes and energy resources’ scarcity. As remarked by the last Report of the United Nations on Sustainable Development, climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time and adequate strategies capable of mitigating and adapting to its impacts represents an immediate and urgent global priority. This issue of the TeMA focues on the topic of Cities, Energy and Climate Change, focusing on current strategies addressed to mitigation and adaptation.



Vol 7, N° 3 (2014): Smart City Challenges: Planning for smart cities. Dealing with new urban challenges

The role of urban planner is changing: ICT and big data availability, enabling them to monitor and analyse large amount of data and information, may contribute to better understand and plan the city, improving efficiency, equity and quality of life for its citizens and its capacity to face future challenges. Big data availability is shifting our focus away from the long to the very short term, affecting urban planner’s efforts on generating an effective knowledge base for planning.

2014: INPUT 2014 – Smart City: planning for energy, transportation and sustainability of the urban system

This special issue collects a selection of peer-review papers presented at the 8th International Conference INPUT 2014 – Innovation in Urban and Regional Planning, titled “Smart City: Planning For Energy, Transportation and Sustainability of Urban Systems”, held on 4-6 June in Naples, Italy. The issue includes recent developments on the theme of relationship between innovation and city management and planning.

Vol 7, N° 2 (2014): Smart Cities Challenges: Smart Communities Between E-Governance and Social Participation

Information and communication technology (ICT) is producing urban environments that are quite different from anything that we have experienced before. Cities are becoming smarter (or rather their population is becoming smarter) and can automate functions serving individual persons, buildings and traffic systems. At the same time, sensors streaming data, are giving rise to entirely new forms and patterns that enable us to watch how cities and their populations are responding in almost real time. Big data, open data, wireless sensor networks may represent basic tools for re-thinking our development model, decoupling economic growth from environmental degradation; re-designing our planning tools in face of the new challenges that cites have to deal with; creating inclusive and sustainable communities. The new ICT capabilities will allow the rising of a new dimension of the urban social capital and a new consciousness of citizens in the monitoring of the evolution process of the city.

Vol 7, N° 1 (2014): Smart Cities Challenges: Smart Environment for Sustainable Resource Management

The role of urban planner is changing: ICT and big data availability, enabling them to monitor and analyse large amount of data and information, may contribute to better understand and plan the city, improving efficiency, equity and quality of life for its citizens and its capacity to face future challenges. Big data availability is shifting our focus away from the long to the very short term, affecting urban planner’s efforts on generating an effective knowledge base for planning.
This TeMA issue focuses on the theme of Planning for Smart Cities and invites contributions investigating innovative approaches, methods, techniques, tools for supporting urban and spatial plans (at different scales) on the following themes: Functional Densification; Social Housing; Urban Rehabilitation and Renewal; City Competitiveness in Economic Crisis; Brownfield Transformation; Maintenance, Upgrading and Innovation of Urban Infrastructures; Regeneration of Existing Building Stock; Reassessment of Urban Standards.



Vol 6, N° 3 (2013): Smart Cities: Research, Projects and Good Practices for Infrastructures

The volume n.6 of TeMA Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment deals with the topic of Smart City and this third issue deals in particular with the theme of Smart Urban Infrastructural systems. The main subjects that this issue point out are innovation of networks and infrastructural systems for people and goods mobility; advanced technologies of communication; intelligent systems for energy production and distribution; monitoring systems for provision of real time information on different aspects of urban life (mobility, climate conditions, safety and so on). In this broader context one of the key theme is the role of ICT in innovating government and the policy decision processes: by enhancing the linkages between various governmental and social organizations, ICT supported knowledge flows (Socio Technical System) is a mean for sustaining innovation in the public sector since they enables governments to better cope with the uncertainties of a complex environment.

Vol 6, N° 2 (2013): Smart Cities: Researches, Projects and Good Practices for Buildings

This issue of the volume n.6 “Smart Cities” focuses on ideas, projects and good practices with specific reference to the building scale, keeping in mind that the urban fabrics have to be seen not only as structure following the most advanced technological solutions but, above all, as constructions capable of an effective interaction with urban context, capable of reducing energy consumption, optimizing the use of space, minimizing impacts on natural resources, assuring the safety of inhabitants, also through an efficient use of available technologies.
Therefore, based on a systemic approach, this issue collects and promotes ideas, projects and good practices at building scale, able to affect the quality of everyday life, without ignoring the complex tissue of physical, functional and environmental relationships between buildings and the urban systems they belong to.


Vol 6, N° 1 (2013): Smart Cities: Researches, Projects and Good Practices for the City

The concept of the smart city has been quite fashionable in the policy arena in recent years and the question of how we can live “smartly” in a city has become the focus of policymakers and private industry. The label smart city is still quite a fuzzy concept and is used in ways that are not always consistent. However, starting from a general definition, what is central to the concept of the Smart City and what makes it differ from ‘sustainable cities’ or ‘ECO cities’ is the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in the process of creating a more sustainable city but also the availability and quality of knowledge communication and social infrastructure.

This first issue of TeMA, Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment, volume no.6 deals with the subject of Smart City with reference to the urban scale. Accordingly, the papers tackle the different aspects characterizing a  smart urban development: ranging from the more specifically economic ones, targeted to the implementation of strategies expected to improve competitiveness of cities in the global scenario; to those more involved in environment questions aimed at identifying strategies for improving the city capability of facing the important challenges given by the ongoing climate change as well as by the ever-growing reduction of traditional energy resources, paying particular attention to the improvement of urban mobility and energy saving as well as of those connected with the quality of life of communities, with specific attention to the participation to decisions-making processes, equity in the access to resources, individual and collective safety, social cohesion.



Vol 5, N° 3 (2012): Mobility and Competitiveness

This issue focuses on the relations between competition among regions and cities and policies and/or infrastructural facilities related to mobility. In other words, the issue explores the contribution that infrastructural systems and/or procedures and tools for mobility planning and management can provide to the raise of the levels of competitiveness that cities achieve. The broad topic  include both theoretical contributions and others more closely linked to policies/practices for mobility that positively affect the efficiency and livability of urban systems, increasing their potential for attracting businesses and families.

Vol 5, N° 2 (2012): Resilient city

The Resilience concept has been largely debated in different disciplinary fields since the Seventies. An important contribution to the definition of Resilience itself and to the development of a peculiar focus on Urban Resilience has been recently provided by studies and researches on climate change. In this field, resilience has been defined as a set of adaptive capacities of urban systems dealing with different stress factors and, in particular, with phenomena of climate change and oil resources scarcity. A resilient city is defined as a city capable of absorbing shock and/or disturbances, without suffering significant alterations in its functional organization, its structure and identity features. According to these studies, this issue of TeMA focuses on national strategies and actions implemented both in  European and in different national and urban contexts, in order to increase urban resilience in face of the main factors threatening their development and, in particular, of climate change, related natural hazards and oil resources scarcity.


Vol 5, N° 1 (2012): Landscapes of Urban Sprawl

Urban sprawl processes characterize the landscape of the areas surrounding cities. These landscapes show different features according to the geographical area that cities belong to, though some common factors can be identified: land consumption, indifference to the peculiarities of the context, homogeneity of activities and building typologies, mobility needs exasperatedly delegated  to private cars. Furthermore, these processes increasingly develop while land use planning seems unable – due to the lack of  capacities or of will – to counteract the causes, with multiple effects, which can be summarized in an overall reduction in quality of life.
Scientific community has been questioning about the need to curb urban sprawl processes  for many decades, since when large suburbs have been changed from desirable residential places to areas characterized by poor relationships and social qualities.



Vol 4, N° 4 (2011): Mobilità e conflitti

L’esercizio, la realizzazione o la previsione di insediamento di un sistema di mobilità possono generare diverse forme di conflittualità. Queste ultime possono riguardare principalmente la sfera socio-territoriale ed il rapporto fra infrastruttura (in generale grandi sistemi di trasporto e scambiatori) e collettività locale, interessata dai mutamenti territoriali indotti e esposta agli impatti che si originano per effetto del sistema di trasporto.

In prima ipotesi, è possibile identificare una serie di conflitti riconducibili a fattori quali: la tipologia di infrastruttura, la scala dell’intervento, il tipo di impatto generato, le caratteristiche delle collettività coinvolte, la distribuzione territoriale delle infrastrutture di mobilità, la tipologia di spostamento, ecc.

Il numero si pone l’obiettivo di analizzare le possibili ed eterogenee forme di conflittualità, estendendo l’approfondimento anche a forme di conflitto che possono riguardare: le procedure di concertazione, i percorsi di ricerca del consenso, ma anche gli squilibri nell’erogazione del servizio ed i conflitti indotti fra classi diverse di utenti dalle nuove politiche di gestione delle infrastrutture (per esempio considerando le nuove opportunità di spostamento offerte dalla rete A/V).

Un ruolo particolarmente rilevante va riservato alla riflessione sugli impatti, gli squilibri e le discrasie generate sul “sistema  ambiente” dalle nuove infrastrutture di mobilità che intervengono a modificare gli assetti orografici e le specificità ambientali di siti di consistente valore (territori alpini, insulari, costieri, etc.) ambientale e per i quali sussiste un forte senso di appartenenza radicato nelle comunità locali.


Vol 4, N° 3 (2011): Mobilità e grandi progetti

Questo numero di Tema si occupa della realizzazione di grandi progetti infrastrutturali, con particolare riferimento al rapporto tra grandi progetti e competitività territoriale, alle tecniche e ai metodi per valutare gli impatti dovuti alla realizzazione di interventi nel settore dei trasporti, all’efficacia degli investimenti nel settore dei trasporti su scala europea, ai cambiamenti nei sistemi metropolitani indotti dall’attuazione dei progetti infrastrutturali, alla valutazione, 10 anni dopo la Legge Obiettivo, delle implementazioni di infrastrutture strategiche in Italia, agli impatti dei grandi progetti infrastrutturali sul paesaggio e sull’ambiente.


Vol 4, N° 2 (2011): Green Mobility

La mobilità delle persone e delle merci è largamente riconosciuta quale presupposto imprescindibile per la crescita economica e lo sviluppo della società, elemento strategico per lo sviluppo competitivo di città e regioni e diritto fondamentale delle collettività. Nel contesto europeo i trasporti costituiscono uno dei settori economici più rilevanti ma, anche, uno dei principali fattori di deterioramento della qualità ambientale e della vivibilità, soprattutto nelle grandi aree urbane: inquinamento atmosferico e acustico, consumo di fonti energetiche non rinnovabili, consumo di suolo, congestione, incidentalità sono tra i principali costi ambientali connessi ai trasporti.

Pertanto, questo numero di TeMA intende focalizzare l’attenzione sulle strategie e sulle messe in campo sia in ambito europeo che in diversi contesti nazionali ed urbani, per ri-orientare la politica dei trasporti verso obiettivi di sostenibilità, al fine di garantire una complessiva crescita della mobilità e, nel contempo, una significativa riduzione dei costi ambientali ad essa associati.


Vol 4, N° 1 (2011): Unità d’Italia e Mobilità

L’unificazione italiana nel 1861 è stata l’inizio di grandi modifiche all’interno del paese, ha cominciato, tra gli altri, un processo di unificazione della rete di mobilità nazionale, per lungo tempo fossilizzata all’interno dei confini dei diversi stati . Il processo di unificazione si è basata sulle reti esistenti; il risultato fu che le aree attrezzate con le reti più avanzate sono state favorite, mantenendo la propria supremazia nella competizione con le aree meno sviluppate. Lo sviluppo della rete nazionale si è basata, per molto tempo, sul miglioramento della rete ferroviaria. Solo dopo l’inizio della motorizzazione di massa, dopo la seconda guerra mondiale, la rete autostradale ha prevalso assorbendo, a partire dagli anni Sessanta, la maggior parte degli investimenti nazionali.L’obiettivo di questo numero di TeMA è quello di indagare lo stato dei sistemi di mobilità in Italia secondo una prospettiva storica. L’unità italiana è stata, infatti, una opportunità rilevante per influenzare profondamente diversi settori, tra cui quello delle infrastrutture.



Selected Papers 2010

This special number is a selection of papers published in TeMA 2010 volume and is the second item completely in English. The selected papers are works previosly published in Italian and now presented in a different layout collected into a unique item.

Vol 3, N° 4 (2010): Small/Large Urban Projects

Questo quarto numero dell’anno 2010 vuole fare il punto, con la illustrazione di progetti e casi di studio, sui processi di integrazione della progettazione e quindi della realizzazione delle infrastrutture di trasporto, puntuali o lineari, con gli interventi di trasformazione della città e del territorio. Nel vasto panorama degli interventi progettati o realizzati in questi ultimi anni, in Italia e all’estero, abbiamo privilegiato le due tipologie che consentono una sintesi più immediata degli approcci, dei sistemi di intervento, delle soluzioni progettuali adottate e dei problemi non risolti che questa metodologia pone in essere: i Large scale projects e gli Small projects.


Vol 3, N° 3 (2010): Moving for Leisure

Partendo dalla consapevolezza che lo spostamento sia una condizione necessaria allo svolgimento della pratica turistica tout court e di quella urbana in particolare, il numero affronta il tema della mobilità turistica nelle aree urbane, analizzando alcuni principali interventi messi in campo per adattare l’offerta di trasporto alle richieste di un’utenza temporanea ma con una forte incidenza sul bilancio economico della città.

Vol 3, N° 2 (2010): City Logistics

Il numero affronta il tema della city logistics, ovvero di quel settore della logistica che studia ed attua soluzioni per l’ottimizzazione del trasporto delle merci nelle aree urbanizzate. In un’epoca in cui il fenomeno dell’urbanizzazione è a livelli mai prima raggiunti la city logistics rappresenta un tema di grande attualità sia per il trasporto merci, attività essenziale per la sopravvivenza delle persone, che per la qualità della vita, atteso che il trasporto in genere e quello delle merci in particolare sono tra le cause principali dell’inquinamento ambientale.

Vol 3, N° 1 (2010): Urban Planning and Mobility

Urban Planning and Mobility propone un approfondimento sul tema del governo integrato trasporti-territorio. Questa forma di coordinamento deve essere finalizzata al raggiungimento di un equilibrio tra le politiche urbanistiche come input per la programmazione dei sistemi di trasporto, mantenendo salda l’ipotesi che il sistema di trasporto è un determinante per l’evoluzione del sistema territoriale.



Vol 2 (2009): Selected Papers 2009

This special number is a selection of papers published in TeMA 2009 volume and is the first item completely in English. The selected papers are works previosly published in Italian and now presented in adifferent layout collected into a unique item.

Vol 2, N° 4 (2009): Flussi Metropolitani

Il numero Flussi Metropolitani propone un approfondimento sul tema della mobilità alla scala sovra-comunale ed in particolare sul sistema di relazioni esistenti tra i processi di espansione metropolitana e il ruolo della rete e dei sistemi di mobilità. L’espansione della città alla scala metropolitana modifica l’organizzazione dello spazio territoriale e dei sistemi coinvolti, in particolare quelli residenziali, ambientali, produttivi, delle attrezzature e dei servizi pubblici; non ultimo il sistema della mobilità, che innerva i territori e ne caratterizza l’efficienza, al punto che, in molti casi, i ritardi infrastrutturali arrivano a condizionarne l’organizzazione e la competitività.

Vol 2, N° 3 (2009): Porto, mare e città

Questo numero di TeMA propone un approfondimento sul rapporto tra la città e il mare. L’idea guida è quella di considerare i waterfront urbani e i nodi portuali come aree di confine e allo stesso tempo di cerniera tra le aree metropolitane e il mare. I fronti marittimi urbani e le aree portuali, proiettati sul mare e parte integrante del contesto territoriale in cui sono localizzati, “aree sensibili” sia in termini fisico-funzionali che di pianificazione e gestione.


Vol 2, N° 2 (2009): Mobilità e sicurezza

Questo numero di TeMA fornisce un approfondimento sul tema della sicurezza applicato ai sistemi di trasporto, che, come attrezzature di importanza strategica alla vita quotidiana delle comunità, costituiscono elementi esposti ad elevata vulnerabilità sia in relazione all’uso degli stessi, sia rispetto al verificarsi di fenomeni calamitosi. Il numero affronta i diversi aspetti del tema della sicurezza applicato ai sistemi di trasporto di persone e merci, per i diversi modi di trasporto e con differenti approcci.


Vol 2, N° 1 (2009): Politiche della sosta e città

Il numero fornisce elementi di riflessione ed approfondimento sul ruolo del governo della sosta per la mobilità sostenibile nelle aree urbane, illustrando metodi, strategie, strumenti ed interventi da implementare attraverso lo studio della recente bibliografia e l’analisi di best pratices nazionali e internazionali.



Vol 1, N° 3 (2008): Soft Mobility

Il numero affronta il tema della mobilità dolce (pedonale e ciclabile) alla scala urbana e alla scala vasta, attraverso riflessioni toeriche e studio di pratiche innovative in Italia ed in Europa.


Vol 1, N° 2 (2008): Mobilità e grandi eventi

Il numero affronta il tema della pianificazione e gestione dei sistemi di trasporto e della mobilità in occasione dei grandi eventi. Attraverso riflessioni teoriche ed applicazioni, si analizzano le scelte messe in campo per rispondere alla necessità sia di rendere accessibile l’area dell’esposizione a grandi flussi di visitatori, sia di integrare le nuove opere nel disegno di sviluppo della città.


Vol 1, N° 1 (2008): High Speed Cities

Questo numero della rivista affronta un argomento di grande interesse per chi vuole studiare le relazioni tra sistemi urbani e sistema della mobilità: le High Speed Cities. L’obiettivo è riflettere sui molteplici effetti, non ancora sufficientemente indagati, che l’entrata in esercizio dell’Alta Velocità ferroviaria può avere, da diversi punti di vista e a diverse scale, sull’organizzazione spaziale e funzionale dei sistemi urbani coinvolti.



Vol 1 (2007): Numero Zero

Con il numero zero di TeMA, ed il lancio della nuova rivista l’intenzione è dare il nostro contributo alla costruzione di nuove competenze, scientifiche e allo stesso tempo professionali, su uno degli argomenti di sempre maggior interesse per chi studia e opera nei settori delle trasformazioni fisiche della città e del territorio: l’integrazione tra le discipline che studiano le trasformazioni urbane e quelle che affrontano le tematiche del governo della mobilità. Direi di più, forse è arrivato il momento di porci un obiettivo più ambizioso: costruire un nuovo corpus di conoscenze teorico-metodologiche che, superando gli steccati che segnano il confine – del tutto apparente – tra queste discipline, sia in grado di formulare soluzioni nuove ai problemi che oggi continuiamo ad affrontare con i vecchi arnesi della cultura scientifica del secolo scorso.

Forthcoming papers in JTLU

A new set of Forthcoming papers in the Journal of Transport and Land Use have been made available online. These are mostly papers that have been presented at the 2014 WSTLUR Conference in Delft and completed a comprehensive peer review process. More are coming.

JTLU is an open access journal, so unlike much research, this is not behind a firewall. These will be assigned volumes and issues over the coming months, but these are out now.

Forthcoming papers

WSTLUR Special Session on Network Structure

Patrick Michael Schirmer, Kay W. Axhausen


Glenn Lyons
Kevin Manaugh, Ahmed El-Geneidy
Ugo Lachapelle
Erick Guerra
Bert van Wee
Brice G. Nichols, Kara Kockelman

WSTLUR Special Session on Active Transport and Land use

William Jacob Farrell, Scott Weichenthal, Mark Goldberg, Marianne Hatzopoulou
David Sousa Vale

WSTLUR Special Session on Transit Oriented Development (TOD)

Robert B Noland, Stephanie DiPetrillo

WSTLUR Special Session on Integrated Land use and Transport Models

Hana Sevcikova, Mark Simonson, Michael Jensen
Rachel Katoshevski, Inbal Glickman, Robert Ishaq, Yoram Shiftan
Yu Shen, Guineng Chen, Luís Miguel Martínez, João de Abreu e Silva