World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research 2014
June 24-27, 2014 in Delft, the Netherlands
Paper submission deadline: November 30, 2013
About the Symposium
We are pleased to announce the 2014 meeting of the World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research (WSTLUR) to be held in Delft, the Netherlands, June 24 – June 27, 2014. The conference provides a unique international forum for academics and practitioners at the intersection of economics, planning, design, engineering, and other relevant disciplines. The Conference is aimed at developing a better understanding of the interaction between the dynamics of land use and transport, with an emphasis on the way in which the built environment can contribute to more sustainable transport in a rapidly changing world. Papers are welcome on a wide range of topics covering all modes of transport, both passenger and freight transport, at all spatial scales.
The prestigious Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) hosts this conference in the fabulous-to-visit & bicycle-friendly city of Delft, in the heart of the Randstad Holland. In addition to the technical program, the conference provides a day tour through parts of the Randstad, including transit-oriented development in the city of The Hague. Hotel rooms are pre-booked in the historical city center; within walking distance of the university campus (public transport is also available).
In addition to presentations based on peer-reviewed papers, the conference program will include confirmed plenary presentations from:
o Glenn Lyons (Professor of Transport and Society, University of the West of England, and founding Director of the Centre for Transport and Society);
o Patricia Mokhtarian (Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology effective August 1, 2013); and
o Bert van Wee (Professor in Transport Policy ,Delft University of Technology, faculty Technology, Policy and Management).
Submission of Papers
WSTLUR seeks papers on the interaction of transport and land use.
Welcome domains include: engineering, planning, modeling, behavior, economics, geography, regional science, sociology, psychology, health, architecture and design, network science, and complex systems. Original papers must be submitted electronically November 30, 2013 for consideration. Full papers should be uploaded for peer review at https://www.jtlu.org/index.php/jtlu by midnight (Pacific Standard Time) on Nov 30. See http://www.cts.umn.edu/events/wstlur/ for more details related to the conference.
All papers accepted for WSTLUR will be considered for publication in the Journal of Transport and Land Use.
WSTLUR welcomes all papers on the topic of transport and land use. In addition to this general call, special calls are listed below in alphabetical order.
1- Accessibility analysis and evaluation, led by Karst Geurs (firstname.lastname@example.org; University of Twente) and Ahmed El-Geneidy
(email@example.com; McGill University). This is a special session on accessibility modeling and analysis organized by NECTAR (Network on European Communications and Transport Activities Research) Cluster 6 and WSTLUR. Although accessibility analysis has evolved from simple calculations to complex and detailed methods at fine levels of spatial resolution, there are many outstanding questions on accessibility analysis and modelling – and its practical use in transport planning. We particularly welcome papers on the use of accessibility measures in impact evaluations of transport investments, e.g. economic and social impact assessments, also in the light of network vulnerability and resilience issues.
2- Active Transport and Land use: led by Kevin J. Krizek (firstname.lastname@example.org; University of Colorado Boulder). Ideal papers for this special issue will explore detailed aspects of non-motorized travel and its interface with existing transport networks and urban form, policy, or other relevant dimensions of travel behavior or health. Selected papers from this session will be included in a special issue of JTLU. See the WSTLUR paper submission web page for detailed instructions.
3- Children and Youth Transport and Land Use Theory, Method and Applications: Led by Ron Buliung (email@example.com; University of Toronto) and Raktim Mitra (firstname.lastname@example.org; Ryerson Univeristy). A broad call for papers intended to draw attention to the connection between children and youth mobility and land use/ built environment. We invite international research focused on theory, innovative survey methods and applied research.
4- Empirical Studies of Automobile Parking and Travel: led by Dan Chatman (email@example.com; University of California, Berkeley): The strong influence of the supply and cost of automobile parking on automobile use is both intuitive and theoretically well-established. But there have been fewer empirical studies of how on-street and off-street automobile parking affect auto use or the use of other travel modes. A related issue is whether built environment characteristics like density, diversity, and design have been ascribed influences upon travel that are actually due to variations in the supply and cost of parking, Ideal papers for this special issue will address any aspect of parking supply as a built environment characteristic and its empirical relationship to travel patterns, or novel theoretical relationships that have not already been established in previous literature.
5- Integrated land use and Transport Models: led by Zachary Patterson (firstname.lastname@example.org; Concordia University, Montreal). The past two decades has seen the development and application of increasingly advanced integrated transport and land-use modeling systems. Papers on the application of these models into emerging areas (e.g. social equity), innovations in submodels of these complex modeling systems and their incorporation in the planning process are welcomed.
6- Network Structure: led by David Levinson (email@example.com; University of Minnesota), Stephen Marshall(firstname.lastname@example.org; University of College London), Kay Axhausen (email@example.com; ETH Zurich), and Basil Vitins (firstname.lastname@example.org;ETH, Zurich). The structure of transport networks depends on, and shapes both demand for travel and patterns of land use. Empirical and theoretical analyses of rules or grammars for generating networks and places, systematic characterization of networks, studies of the development and evolution of networks, comparative network analysis, and the relationship between network structure, land use, and travel behavior are welcome.
7- Transit Oriented Development (TOD): led by Kees Maat (C.Maat@tudelft.nl, at TU Delft). TOD principles have been developed in metropolitan areas, in order to promote more sustainable travel behaviour. Papers providing empirical evidence and discussing implementation and governance issues are welcomed.
When submitting your manuscript please verify which session stream you are interested in.
o Papers Due: November 30th, 2013
o Decisions for included papers: Early March 2014
o Final Papers Due (subject to acceptance): Late April 2014
o Early Registration Deadline: March 15th, 2014
o Conference: June 24-27, 2014
For questions regarding the conference please direct them to
o Kelly J. Clifton (Portland State University) at email@example.com
o Ahmed El-Geneidy (McGill University) at firstname.lastname@example.org
o Kees Maat (Delft University of Technology) at email@example.com
o Karst Geurs (University of Twente) at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you in the heart of Europe next summer!
Kara Kockelman & WSTLUR’s other Board Members
The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond is seeking an Associate Economist in the Regional Research Department. The Associate Regional Economist position requires extensive knowledge of relevant regional economic data, along with analysis of economic conditions and developments across the Fifth District. The position requires a firm grasp of basic economic theory, as well as demonstrated ability to analyze economic information and to write clearly, concisely, and under tight deadlines. The primary responsibilities include: Analyzing regional economic trends to develop content and write articles for the Bank’s publications and the public website; managing and producing Snapshot, which is a monthly compilation of data and summary of economic conditions across the Fifth District; and researching current and emerging trends and providing in-depth analysis of current economic conditions affecting the Fifth District.
Bachelor’s degree and master degree in economics or related field. One to two years of experience writing about economics issues for a lay audience.
To apply for Job ID #232241, please visit our website, http://www.richmondfed.org/about_us/careers/ and follow the links for ‘Careers.’ Three letters of reference should be emailed to email@example.com Tuesday, July 16, 2013. An equal opportunity employer. Contact: Recruiting Manager, HR Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, PO Box 27622, Richmond VA 23261. email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE BENJAMIN H. STEVENS 2014-2015
GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP IN REGIONAL SCIENCE
Graduate students enrolled in Ph.D. programs in North America are encouraged to apply for the Fifteenth Benjamin H. Stevens Graduate Fellowship in Regional Science, administered by the North American Regional Science Council of the Regional Science Association International (NARSC-RSAI). This Fellowship, in support of thesis research in Regional Science, is awarded annually in memory of Dr. Benjamin H. Stevens, an intellectual leader whose selfless devotion to graduate students as teacher, advisor, mentor, and friend had a profound impact on the field. Regional Science is a multidisciplinary field concerned with the theory and method of urban and regional phenomena. Regional Scientists apply theoretical and empirical frameworks and methods of the social and other sciences, as well as develop new ones specifically for regional analysis and policy.
Eligible students should have completed all degree requirements except for their dissertation by the time the Fellowship commences. A requirement of the Fellowship is that the recipient has no duties other than dissertation research during the Fellowship, although the recipient may hold other fellowships concurrently. Applications from students working in any area or any Ph.D. program are welcome as long as their dissertation research addresses a question in Regional Science.
The Fellowship consists of a stipend in the amount of $30,000 (U.S.), paid over a twelve-month period. Applications for the 2014-2015 Fellowship should be sent electronically by the applicant to the Selection Committee Chair, Tony Grubesic, and received by February 15, 2014. An application consists of the following materials:
1. A curriculum vita of no more than two (2) pages in length.
2. A statement in ten (10) pages or less explaining the questions and issues to be addressed, the approach to be used, and the product expected from the thesis research, preceded by a summary (1-page maximum) describing the intellectual merit of the proposed research, and the broader impacts that may result. The 10-page limit is inclusive of references, but exclusive of tables and figures. This text should be in 12 point or larger font, double-spaced, with one-inch margins; references may be single-spaced.
3. Copies of the candidate’s transcripts for all graduate study. Unofficial copies are acceptable.
In addition, the thesis supervisor shall provide a confidential letter sent separately as an attachment from her/his email account with the student’s name in the subject line to Tony Grubesic email@example.com. In the letter the supervisor should assess the quality and significance of the proposed dissertation research, specify the current state of progress toward the candidate’s degree and provide a commitment by the thesis supervisor to obtain a tuition waiver for the candidate for the year of the Fellowship. A condition of the Fellowship is the granting of a tuition waiver for the year of the Fellowship by the university, or equivalent payment of the student’s tuition.
Applications should be emailed to Professor Tony Grubesic. Questions may also be sent to him at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about NARSC, go to http://www.narsc.org/newsite/. For information about RSAI, go to http://www.rsai.org.
Urban Studies Foundation*
Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
Applications are invited for an early career Postdoctoral Research Fellowship to undertake up to 3 years dedicated Urban Studies research, following a programme of research designed and executed by the Fellow at any eligible institution of higher education across the globe. This programme would be expected to involve original empirical inquiry, methodological rigour and conceptual innovation, set within a detailed knowledge of relevant existing research and scholarship. The expectation is that a Fellow will publish outputs from this research in the international Urban Studies (and cognate) literature, as well as seeking additional research grant funding, and taking seriously possibilities for achieving ‘impact’ beyond the academy.
Eligibility: Applicants must have obtained a PhD within the preceding 5 years; they must normally be prepared to move from their present place of academic employment/activity to another one elsewhere1; and they must be demonstrably involved in Urban Studies research, with a credible programme of future Urban Studies research and scholarship.
Requirements: Applicants must have developed their application in close association with a mentor from the potential ‘host’ institution, and the application form requires input from the applicant, the mentor and the host institution.
Terms: The Urban Studies Foundation will undertake to pay an annual award to the host institution of successful applicants, which should meet both the salary agreed between the applicant and the host institution and additional research expenses.
Submission: Completed applications must be submitted electronically to Ruth Harkin at email@example.com, no later than 14th June, 2013. The application must include:
• Completed application form: a WORD version of this application form will be available on the USF website, containing a number of fields to be completed by the applicant, by the mentor and by the proposed host institution.
• Outline of proposed programme of Urban Studies research to be undertaken by the Fellow: the last part of the application form is given over to up to 5 pages for the applicant to elaborate on their contribution/commitment to Urban Studies, and to provide details of their proposed research programme
• 3-page CV listing academic achievements and publications
• Copy of PhD award letter or some equivalent document that can confirm the veracity and date of the applicant’s PhD award
• Two academic references: it will be the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that their two referees (at least one of whom should have acted as their PhD supervisor) send their references directly to the above e-mail addresses by the specified deadline of 14th June, 2013.
Further particulars and the application form are available to download at the Urban Studies Foundation website at: www.urbanstudiesfoundation.org.
1 The one key exception here is that the applicant cannot currently be a salaried employee of the University of Glasgow or be applying to hold a Fellowship at the University of Glasgow.
*Urban Studies Foundation is a charity registered in Scotland, Reference SC039937
The Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) is accepting applications for 2 PhD scholarships for 3 years, for classes starting September 2013. The yearly amount of the stipend is 15.000€. The scholarships are funded by the Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) and the University of Barcelona (UB).
We are looking for students who have graduated after 2009 and who aim at enrolling on the PhD program
in Economics (University of Barcelona). The candidates must have a Master in Economics completed
by summer 2013 and fulfill the admission requirements of the PhD program in Economics, University of
Barcelona (http://www.ub.edu/ubeconomics/phd-in-economics/). A very good academic record and good
English are also required for the position.
The successful candidates will develop their research under the supervision of IEB researchers belonging
to the Research Programs “Fiscal Federalism”, “Cities and Innovation” and “Infrastructure and Transport”
(www.ieb.ub.edu). We expect candidates to be interested in the research topics covered by these
programs: Fiscal Federalism, Political Economy, Economics of Taxation, Public Economics, Urban
Economics, Economics of Innovation, Economics of Infrastructures and Transport Economics. Successful
candidates will have teaching duties in applied economics at either undergraduate or graduate level within
the department of Public Economics of the Faculty of Economics and Business (UB).
Only complete applications will be considered. Candidates must provide the following attachments:
1. Academic transcript
2. Statement of purpose
3. Curriculum vitae
4. 2 letters of reference
Applications should be submitted to the following address before May 30th (at the latest) to
firstname.lastname@example.org indicating in the title of the message ‘Application to PhD Scholarship’. You will be
informed of the committee’s decision by the end of the second week of June.
Lecturer in Transportation Planning
University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
College of Social Sciences, School of Social and Political Sciences
Funded for 3 years
The University of Glasgow, established in 1451, is a member of the UK’s Russell Group of leading universities. The University is committed to enhancing its position as one of the world’s great broad-based research-intensive universities.
The Urban Studies subject area in the university is seeking outstanding candidates with a strong commitment to contribute to teaching and research in urban transportation planning. Urban Studies in Glasgow is widely recognised as a world-leading centre for innovative, interdisciplinary urban research with significant impact. The appointment will commence on September 1, 2013.
Applicants must demonstrate expertise and a strong commitment to undertake research in the theory, practice, methods and applications in transportation planning, and should be familiar with urban transportation modelling and/or policy analysis, and have a demonstrable interest in one or more of the following areas: socially-just, smart/intelligent, active and sustainable transportation systems. Attractive candidates would have a track record of peer-reviewed publications, presentations in international academic conferences, research funding, and teaching experience, or show great potential to excel in these areas.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. with a minimum of 2 years’ research experience at postdoctoral level or equivalent research profile (and expect PhD conferral by September 2013), in terms of publications and presentations, in the fields of urban studies, planning, geography, management, public administration, economics, or a related field.
For further information and to apply, please visit:
Closing date: 12 May 2013.
Interview date: 30 May 2013
Morgan State University seeks an Assistant Professor to teach courses in Geography to undergraduate students. Area of specialization is open. Teaching experience, potential for scholarship, and ability to develop the undergraduate minor in geography are all desirable. Ph.D. in Geography at time of hire is required. For best consideration, applications should be received by April 15, 2013 and should include a letter of application, c.v., three letters of reference, and an unofficial transcript and should be sent to:
Dr. Annette Palmer,Chairperson, Department of History and Geography, Holmes Hall 326, Morgan State University, 1700 E. Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21251
Morgan State University, a Ph.D. granting HBCU, is an EE/OO employer.
NARSC would like to extend its congratulations to Professor Luc Anselin of Arizona State University in being awarded The University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) 2013 Research Award.
The Research Award is given to the creator(s) of a particularly outstanding research contribution to geographic information science. The main criterion for choosing the awardee(s) is impact of the research achievement on the theory and/or practice of GIScience, or on research using GIS, or on geographic information technology.
Luc Anselin, the Walter Isard Chair and Director of the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University (ASU), is one of the world’s leading scholars in spatial econometrics. Amongst a stream of influential articles, his book “Spatial Econometrics: Methods and Models” first published 20 years ago has been cited over 6,000 times. Almost single-handedly he has blazed the path of spatial econometrics through a succession of highly cited articles which deal with both theory and method and with relevant and timely applications to public policy such as crime, health care, pollution, economic development, and demography. Not only have his writings had made a major impact on the geographical sciences, the research groups which he has built up from his time at Santa Barbara to his current position in ASU have sustained this impact and have focused his research on the very best blend of theory and practice that exists in the social sciences. One of his principal academic achievements has been his contributions to moving the discipline of spatial econometrics which was marginal in 1988 to current acceptance in mainstream econometrics, thereby advancing the economic foundations of the geographic information sciences. The impact of his work is seen in his H index which is 64, the highest by far of any scholar in the geographical information sciences. He also founded and directs the GeoDa Center for Geospatial Analysis and Computation at ASU which develops, implements, applies, and disseminates spatial analysis methods.
The University of Missouri has an opening for an Associate or Assistant Professor in Regional Economics.
To access the job description: http://dass.missouri.edu/regionaljob/
If you have questions contact:
Judith I. Stallmann, Professor
Community Development Extension,
Agricultural and Applied Economics,
Rural Sociology and Public Affairs
231 Gentry Hall
University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO 65211-7040
The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) invites qualified individuals to apply for the position of Senior Economist.
Three key elements affecting regional prosperity are the economy, the environment, and social equity. Each of these elements is essential to sustaining the vitality of the San Diego region. The Regional Economic Prosperity Strategy identifies the demographic and economic challenges facing the San Diego region and promotes a set of strategic goals and recommendations to meet these challenges and improve the competitiveness of our local economy. SANDAG is working with a coalition of local leaders to implement policies that foster economic growth and provide capital outlays to sustain the environment and promote equity.
With the Prosperity Strategy as a framework, SANDAG’s Economic Research team periodically compares the San Diego region to other similar metropolitan areas using economic, environmental, and equity indicators, and conducts complex benefit-cost analyses, economic impact analyses, and other technical research projects related to regional plans, programs, and projects that lead to recommendations for policy-makers regarding infrastructure investments in the region.
The Senior Economist will lead the development of complex long-range regional economic studies and programs, and will serve as project manager for economic research studies for public and private organizations through SANDAG’s Service Bureau. Responsibilities include managing project teams and supervising staff, overseeing project budgets and contracts, writing and responding to Requests for Proposals, and full project responsibility for economic and fiscal impact studies.
Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree with major course work in regional economics, economics, public finance, demography, statistics, or a related field, and five years of recent, relevant experience in an economics or related research field. A master’s degree is desirable.
SANDAG rewards the efforts of its employees with a comprehensive compensation package. Competitive salaries are supplemented with a flexible offering of health, financial security, and time-off benefits to meet the work and life needs of employees and their families.
How to Apply
A complete job announcement can be seen under the Job Openings tab on the SANDAG Web site at www.sandag.org/jobs. We encourage all interested candidates to apply for this position by completing a SANDAG employment application form. Resumes, cover letters, and work samples may be submitted in addition to the employment application but are not a substitute for this document.
The employment application can be downloaded in PDF format from the SANDAG Web site at www.sandag.org/jobs. Alternatively, a copy can be requested by calling (619) 699-1900 or e-mailing email@example.com.
Additional Application Requirement
To help us further evaluate the skills and experience of individuals interested in this position, applicants are asked to respond to the Supplemental Questions below. The information can be up to
500 words per question and should be submitted with the Employment Application. This is considered a required component of the application; applications received without a response will be screened out of the selection process.
1. Describe your experience presenting technical information to a non-technical audience. What strategies do you use to ensure a successful presentation when highlighting unpopular (or controversial) information?
2. Describe your experience developing a benefit-cost and/or economic impact analysis in support of a project. How did your analysis influence acceptance/approval of the project?
Completed applications and related materials can be submitted via e-mail, fax, regular mail, courier, or delivered by hand. See the How to Apply page on our careers Web site for additional information.
SANDAG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers competitive salaries and benefits.
This position is Open until filled. The first review of applications for the Senior Economist position will begin on Monday, April 8, 2013.
More information pertaining to this position can be found here.