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


WSTLUR 2017

Most submissions* are in for WSTLUR 2017, whose deadline was last Monday, October 31, 2016. The first official call for papers for the conference was announced in detail on January 11, 2016. As you can see on the attached graph, the number of submissions by day spike on the day of the deadline. So despite having almost 10 full months to work on a paper, the majority of submission are on the due date. While there is a certain rationality of taking as much time as possible to perfect a submission, or waiting to see what papers were accepted/rejected where or are near finished near the deadline, there is also a huge procrastination process here, as I am fairly confident the amount of time taken on papers would have been no different were the deadline on September 30 or November 30. wstlur2017-submissions

I discussed this previously for the 2014 conference. What is interesting is not only the huge ramp up to 10-31, but also the late submissions on 11-01. Now I am sure some people could have had problems with their computer, or the internet, or the dog ate their homework. I am sure a few Alaskans may have been on a different time zone, so early morning on 11-01 was still 10-31 there, and some people found out late about the conference, or changed their minds, and for some the work was just longer than anticipated,  but there are also a class of people constitutionally incapable of submitting things on time.


* Some authors pre-arranged extensions with the organizers, this is, after all, academia.

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

2017 World Symposium on Transport & Land Use Research: Call for Papers

The WSTLUR Announcement Reminder:

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 (http://www.wstlur.org/symposium/2017/). We seek 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. 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 are available on the WSTLUR website (http://www.wstlur.org/). We are soliciting visionary papers, standard-length papers, and short papers. Please visit the website for information about conference themes, paper length, submission format, peer review, key dates, keynote speakers and conference logistics.

I am again the general editor for the conference, so get your papers ready.

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

Program

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

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

Houten – bike city

Houten plaats OpenTopo

Houten, building on an old settlement, was initially planned as a city of 30,000 people where local transportation by bicycle is prioritized. Constructed from the 1960s onward as a reliever for Utrecht, it is connected by a short rail line with two stops in the town. Cars cannot cross the town, but can circumnavigate on a ring road (see attached map). The industrial and commercial sector is in the southwest of town, with good highway access. Though there is a good balance of jobs and workers, most residents work outside the town and most workers commute in, which is not surprising given its good connection with the rest of the Randstad. The architecture and feel of the place is otherwise very familiar to anyone who has visited a planned US, French, or UK new town from the same era (without the single family homes, most of the buildings are townhouses or apartments). Some 89 photos, mostly of Houten, can be seen on Flickr.

We toured it on bike one afternoon during the WSTLUR conference. (You may spot famous transportation educators in the photos.) Thanks much to the local officials who gave us the tour. These are my observations:

A Political Economy of Access: Infrastructure, Networks, Cities, and Institutions by David M. Levinson and David A. King
A Political Economy of Access: Infrastructure, Networks, Cities, and Institutions by David M. Levinson and David A. King

1. The center of town is the main train station (which was recently rebuilt). The number of tracks were increased and the station was elevated so it was easier to cross east-west.

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2. Under the train station is an enormous bicycle parking facility: Fietstransferium.

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3. There are many bike paths through town. Small humps are used to discourage cars, which are prohibited, and motor scooters and mopeds, which are as well, but seem common.

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4. The best, most vibrant part of the town is the old town, indicating there is much planners need to learn about recreating places.

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5. There are some shared roads, though most prohibit motors officially.

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6. The newest part of town is centered on Castellium, inspired by a Roman town.

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7. One development is inspired a Norwegian Fjord town

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Some of my colleagues felt the town too “sterile” which is the rap given to new towns, and especially suburbs, everywhere. I don’t know what people are looking for, hypodermic needles on the street? It is of course a suburb of Utrecht, so the core city functions – especially entertainment and culture, will agglomerate there, as cities are where the childless youth seek to find mates. To conduct pop psychology and apply two of the Big Five personality traits this is a classic case of a trading off Openness to new ideas, which involves exposure to risk, and cities, and Neuroticism, which is fear based, and wants to minimize risk, and seeks more controlled environments (loosely, planned communities or suburbs), which I suspect at some level is in part correlated with age and parenthood.

WSTLUR 2014

WSTLUR @ Delft is where all the cool kids will be next week. I will arrive on Sunday, so if I have any Dutch peeps, get in touch.WSTLUR 2014 Program

WSTLUR 2014 Registration

WSTLUR Sign
WSTLUR Sign

The World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research (WSTLUR) will be held in Delft, The Netherlands from June 24th to June 27th 2014. In addition to three prominent keynote speakers the symposium includes 109 presentations of peer reviewed original articles. The symposium program can be found here.

In addition to the presentations and keynote address the symposium includes a variety of activities.

  1. A pre-conference tour of Amsterdam on the 23rd of June 2014.
  2. At the end of day one (24th of June 2014) three parallel activities will take place, A book club, land use modeling workshop, and open source accessibility workshop. Details regarding these activities can be found in here.
  3. At the end of day two (25th of June 2014) four different land use and transport technical tours are organized in parallel by the local host. Details regarding the technical tours can be found  here.
Delft castle
Delft castle

Symposium registration is now open at the following link. Please note that early bird registration ends on May 1st 2014.

Details regarding the venue and accommodation can be found here.

Details regarding some travel tips can be found in here here.

Looking forward to seeing you at Delft in June.

Call for Host 2017 World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research

The World Society for Transport and Land Use Research (WSTLUR) invites all interested parties to propose hosting the 2017 World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research. WSLTUR is an international professional organization that promotes the understanding and analysis of the interdisciplinary interactions of transport and land use, offers a forum for debate, and provides a mechanism for the dissemination of information. The main vehicle for this promotion is the triennial symposium, which aims to bring together the leading researchers in the field to present scholarly papers on the broad set of topics falling within this enterprise. The Journal of Transport and Land Use (JTLU) is the official journal of WSTLUR and will publish select papers from the symposium. More information about WSLTUR and past and current symposia can be found at http://wstlur.org.

The second symposium in this triennial series will be held on June 22-27, 2014 in Delft, the Netherlands, hosted by Delft University of Technology and the University of Twente. We are planning for approximately 140 attendees and 100 paper presentations This follows the inaugural conference held in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada in July of 2013, which was a great success – with 80 participants and 60 paper submissions. For the 2017 symposium, we expect the numbers of attendees and presentations to grow at a modest pace from the 2014 conference.

Entities interested in hosting the conference should submit a full application including the following information:

  1. Name of the city (or town) where the conference will be held. The symposium can be held in remote areas, but a clear transport plan will be needed, regarding how participants will arrive at the conference location.
  2. A brief description about the suggested venue (stating what makes the venue (and/or its near surroundings) an interesting place to visit, seen from the perspective of transport and land use research).
  3. The strengths and profile of the host institution(s) in terms of research within land use and transport field.
  4. A detailed budget, including:
    • Total expected budget for the entire conference,
    • Expected registration fees, and
    • Number of meals included in the registration fees.
  5. Details of tours that the local host can accommodate in the conference city or nearby venues.
  6. Special agreements with local hotels in providing group rates for conference attendees.

WSLTUR will be responsible of all printable materials, conference proceedings, and gifts to attendees. All proposals should be received by email to Ahmed El Geneidy before May 1, 2014, and an announcement will be made regarding the host location during the conference in Delft in June. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

— Kelly Clifton and Ahmed El Geneidy