ETC 2017: Young Researchers and Practitioners Forum

ETC 2017: Young Researchers and Practitioners Forum

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ETC 2017: Young Researchers and Practitioners Forum

Recent socio-economic trends such as the growing internationalisation and pluralisation of governance and lifestyle patterns are leading to remarkable consequences in the field of transportation. Travel patterns are becoming much more complex and individualised. Furthermore, technological innovations extend the possibilities of transport planning and travel mode choice. Plus, the fast rise of the availability of mobile digital devices has encouraged the emergence of new and more flexible forms of transport supply and demand.

These developments raise exciting questions, such as: what are the social and economic drivers of these new configurations? Which theories and models are adequate to explain them? How can case studies exemplify these general developments for specific contexts? Which methods and empirical designs provide insights into these new patterns of transport and mobility? How stable are these trends and will they lead to a transformation of whole transport systems? What are the possible social, political and spatial outcomes of these developments? How should transport policy and city planning react to these trends?

The 45th European Transport Conference (ETC) includes the Young Researchers’ and Practitioners’ Forum (YRPF), a special format for young professionals. The forum is intended to provide a format which enables constructive and comprehensive feedback as well as more time for discussion than usual.

This year, we will discuss different aspects of transport networks between routing, traffic flow and build environment, multimodality and new mobility services and innovative methods for research and implementation, which include:

Serious games: a playful approach to reduce usage barriers of innovative public transport systems

The Hyperloop concept’s economic fundamentals

Mathematical modelling of pedestrian route choices in urban areas using revealed preference GPS data

Global design sprints: urban streets in the age of connected and autonomous vehicles

The importance of the user-acceptance for the usage of multimodal mobility systems

New business models for emerging mobility services

Finding “White Spots” and optimising networks: evidence for using a gravity model with fixed effects from the aviation sector

Variable speed limits: application in Porto Inner Ring Motorway

Visual surroundings at rural roads - how do they affect choice of speed?

Urban development at the neighbourhood scale as a strategy to promote sustainable mobility modes: insights from planning and design practices

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