Cluster 2: Policy and Environment
Special issue on ``quality, regulation and environmental sustainability in public transport’’
edited by Edoardo Marcucci, Amanda Stathopoulos – International Journal of Transport Economics – Vol. XXXIX- No 1 – March 2012
This special issue is composed of selected papers from the Nectar Cluster 2 workshop on the theme of quality, regulation and environmental sustainability in public transport, organized in October, 2010 at the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Roma Tre. For more information please click here.
Meeting on Urban and Regional Transport: Regulation, Sustainability, E-Mobility
February 10 -11, 2012, Dresden, Germany (workshop report here)
Although there is extended research on the role and the effects of transport for cities and regions, there are still a lot of underexplored topics. As traffic volumes increase infrastructure requirements increase and new transport management systems and technologies (like emobility) seem to be needed. Cities are interested in providing good accessibility in order to achieve economic development and to attract people. However, increasing economic development translates into increasing both freight and passenger volumes in urban areas. The construction of new infrastructure as a possible solutionlacks very often acceptance by citizens as one may see, e.g., in the cases of the Susa-Valley in Italy and the Stuttgart railway station in Germany. Sustainability issues are therefore nowadays more important than ever. In this respect public transport could play a key future role for cities and regions, but also new technologies such as e-mobility may emerge to a possible solution along with the use, as a coping strategy, of alternative fuelled private vehicles. In any case new regulatory challenges will arise for public authorities. In the case of e-mobility, for instance, it is unclear at the moment, how the regulatory framework for the complementary infrastructure (like loading-facilities) will look like.
On February 10th and 11th Nectar Cluster 2 organized a workshop in Dresden, Germany dealing with the above mentioned topics. The workshop was planned and managed by the local organizational committee consisting of Bernhard Wieland, Georg Hirte, Stefan Tscharaktschiew and Christos Evangelinos. The workshop was supported by the Dresden University of Technology (TUD), the Saxonian Energy Agency (SAENA) and the Transport Authority Oberelbe (VVO). The organizational and scientific committees succeeded in attracting a considerable number of scientists from several European countries.
List of Participants:
- Maria Attard (University of Malta)
- Thorsten Beckers (TU Berlin)
- Vered Blass (Tel Aviv University)
- Romeo Danielis (University of Trieste)
- Christos Evangelinos (Dresden University of Technology)
- Harry Geerlings (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
- Georg Hirte (Dresden University of Technology)
- Sigal Kaplan (Technical University of Denmark)
- Jerome Massiani (University Ca‘ Foscari Venezia)
- Ronny Püschel (Dresden University of Technology)
- Amanda Stathopoulos (University of Roma Tre - EPFL Lausanne)
- Steffen Thie (Saxonian Energy Agency)
- Laurent van Malderen (Université catholique de Louvain)
- Bernhard Wieland (Dresden University of technology)
The research presented centered mainly on e-mobility issues. Presented works ranged from demand modeling and introduction strategies for e-mobility to welfare assessments or even the regulatory design. The discussions were carried out in a high scientific level and all participants agreed that there is need for further and deeper research especially in demand modeling. The core aim of further research is to be able to give safe policy recommendations and best practice policies with respect to e-mobility. After presenting the workshop results Edoardo Marcucci, Harry Geerlings and Maria Attard invited interested participants to submit their papers for publication in a special issue of a refereed journal. For more information see: nectar.verkehrspolitk-dresden.de
Workshop on QUALITY, REGULATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY IN PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Rome, Italy, 22-23 October 2010
The Nectar Cluster 2 meeting, marking a relaunching of the activites of the cluster on ’policy and environment’, was opened by Professor Edoardo Marcucci on October 22nd in the faculty of Political Science at the university of Rome ’Roma Tre’. The worshop planning and execution was managed by the Local Organizing Commitee consisting of Edoardo Marcucci, Amanda Stathopoulos and Eva Valeri. The aim of the workshop was to explore different aspects of sustainable mobility associated with promoting and improving public transport. The meeting attracted 14 delegates of different nationalities from a wide range of academic institutions in Norway, Israel, the Netherlands, the United states, United Kingdom and Germany as well as Italy.
More information can be found by clicking on the following links:
This cluster has organized a workshop on:
Transition towards Sustainable Mobility: the Role of Instruments, Individuals and Institutions
May 15-16, 2008, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Holland
The workshop brought together scholars from various disciplines and countries interested in sustainable mobility. The aim of the workshop was to discuss how policy instruments, individual behaviour and institutional practices support or impede the transition toward sustainable mobility.
All the abstracts are downloadable here.
- Analyzing cooperative networks in intermodal transportation: a game-theoretic approach, Christophe Theys, Wout Dullaert, Theo Notteboom
- Establishing intermodal terminals, Rickard Bergqvist, Gunnar Falkemark, Johan Woxenius
- Container management strategies to deal with the East-West flows imbalance, Marisa de Brito, Rob Konings
- Assessment of CO2 emissions for intermidal freight transport systems and truck-only system: a case study of the Western-Eastern Europe corridor, Nam Seok Kim, Bert van Wee
- Integrated decision support tool for intermodal freight transport, Ethem Pekin, Cathy Macharis, An Caris, Gerrit K. Janssens, Thomas Crépin, Bart Jourquin
- Network analysis of container barge transport in the port of Antwerp by means of simulation, An Caris, Gerrit K. Janssens, Cathy Macharis
- Modal-split effects of climate change: the effect of low water levels on the competitive position of inland waterway transport in the river Rhine area, Olaf Jonkeren, Bart Jourquin, Piet Rietveld
The Organising Committee
- Dr. Harry Geerlings – Erasmus University, Rotterdam
- Prof. Yoram Shiftan – Technion, Haifa
- Dr. Dominic Stead – Delft University of Technology
- Prof. Erik Verhoef – Free University Amsterdam
The workshop was sponsored by: