Cluster 6: Accessibility
Report Coimbra NECTAR Cluster 6 Meeting
Integrated with the Joint Seminar: MODELING AND APPLIED RESEARCH ON ADVANCES IN SPATIAL DEVELOPMENT ACCESSIBILITY JOINT MEETING.
The NECTAR Cluster 6 Meeting integrated with the joint seminar MODELING AND APPLIED RESEARCH ON ADVANCES IN SPATIAL DEVELOPMENT ACCESSIBILITY JOINT MEETING was held in Coimbra (Portugal) on 26-27 October 2012, organized by Anabela Ribeiro (Assistant Professor at the Universidade of Coimbra) with the support of the scientific committees of the two seminars included: the 5th Seminar of Spatial Econometrics in honor of Doctor JHP Paelinck and the NECTAR - Network on European Communications and Transport Activities Research Cluster 6 Meeting on Accessibility. Fifty five (55) researchers from six European countries attended the workshop.
Thirty nine papers were presented and discussed in the two parallel sessions, one for each of the seminars, during the two days (see the final program here). The NECTAR sessions had the presentation of fifteen (15) papers. A social program was also offered, promoting interactions and common work inside each group and between the two groups. See here the photos of the seminar.
NECTAR cluster 6 meeting in Coimbra 26 – 27 October 2012.
This joint meeting on “Applied Research and Modeling Advances on Accessibility in Spatial Development” aims to gather interest in the areas of Spatial Econometrics, Accessibility and Spatial Development. It also aims to promote the link between Spanish and Portuguese in these research issues.
The research group Gaec (Grupo de Análisis Económico Cuantitativo) is organizing the 5th Seminar of Spatial Econometrics in honor of Doctor J.H.P. Paelinck, in Coimbra (Portugal). The workshop aims to provide a forum for debate between young and consolidated researchers and it is open to both theoretical and applied papers which deal explicitly with questions of spatial modeling and econometrics.
Report Madrid NECTAR Cluster 6 Meeting “Accessibiity and Spatial Planning”
The NECTAR Cluster 6 Meeting “Accessibiity and Spatial Planning” was hold in Madrid (Cercedilla) on 14-15 October 2011, organized by Javier Gutiérrez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) and Andrés Monzón (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid). Thirty researchers from seven European countries attended the workshop. Eighteen papers were presented and discussed in four sessions: Accessibility and Transport Planning, Social and Cohesion Issues, New Issues in Accessibility, and Accessibility, Land Use and Urban Planning. After the meeting we had a 3 hours walk on the Cercedilla mountains. See here for more information
Cluster 6 workshop Madrid 14-15 October
Please find here a call for papers to the Cluster 6 meeting in Madrid 14-15 October. The organizers are: Javier Gutierrez and Andres Monzon. All enquiries should be directed to them.
Report on the NARSC-NECTAR Cluster 6 Special Session “Best Practices in accessibility Analysis and Planning”
During the 57th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI), held in Denver, U.S.A, November 10-13, 2010, Karst Geurs, Kevin Krizek and Aura Reggiani organized a NARSC-NECTAR Cluster 6 Session, titled “Best Practices in Accessibility Analysis and Planning”. In this Special Session, 21 papers have been presented in 6 blocks all commented by a discussant (see PDF). A number of papers will be included in the book ‘Accessibility and Transport Planning: Challenges for Europe and North America’, edited by the organizers of the Special Session. The book is planned for publication late 2011/early 2012 as a volume in the new Edward Elgar NECTAR Series. Eighteen authors from European countries, the U.S. and Canada will contribute to the book. For further information, please contact Karst Geurs.
Report on the ERSA-NECTAR Cluster 6 Special Session
During the 50th Anniversary European Conference of the Regional Science Association International, held in Jonkoping (Sweden), on August 19-23, 2010, Andrea De Montis and Aura Reggiani have organized a ERSA-NECTAR Cluster 6 Special Session on “Accessibility and Spatial Patterns”. In this Special Session, sixteen papers have been presented with the aim to explore the use of accessibility analysis as a framework/tool able to support policy-making and planning. The organizers have structured this ERSA-NECTAR Session in five blocks (see here), while eleven papers have been commented by a discussant. The participants at this Session have been requested to consider the possibility to publish their paper in one (ore more) Special Issue(s) of International journals. The organizers – who will be the Guest Editors – are currently contacting some journals in this respect. For further information, please contact Andrea de Montis.
NECTAR Cluster 6 Meeting on: Accessibility – Policy Making – Spatial Planning
October 16-17, 2009, Pula-Cagliari, Italy
The meeting, organized and chaired by Andrea De Montis (University of Sassari) has taken place at the Four Stars Hotel Resort Flamingo located on the coast near Pula, a lovely town on the western part of the gulf of Cagliari (Island of Sardinia, Italy).
The main topic has been the use of accessibility-related concepts as a framework/tool able to support policy making and spatial planning. Invited scholars coming from different disciplines and countries have gathered in a friendly atmosphere and presented their research ideas and projects on the very recent developments on accessibility analyses and applications. Fifteen research works have been illustrated in four sessions dedicated to accessibility vs spatial economics, behaviour, networks, and sustainability. During the final session of the meeting, the main results emerged have been summarised by the Cluster Coordinator Gebhard Wulfhorst (Technische Universität München). In the same session, our NECTAR Chair Aura Reggiani (University of Bologna) has introduced the next Cluster 6 activities: a meeting being organized by Gebhard Wulfhorst on October 8-9, 2010 at the Polytechnic University of Munich, and a candidate meeting being managed by Javier Gutierrez on 2011 at the University of Madrid. Finally, Andrea De Montis has invited the interested colleagues to submit a full paper being considered for publication in a special issue of an international journal oriented to spatial planning and economics.
The Local Organizing Committee is pleased to report on the many acknowledgements of the attending colleagues, who have expressed their overall appreciation for logistics and general coaching of this event. The meeting has been supported by NECTAR, the University of Sassari, Linkalab Srl., and by Associazione degli Industriali. Further details and materials can be accessed at the local website: http://people.unica.it/adm/nectar-cagliari/.
NECTAR Workshop, Las PalmasDuring the NECTAR Workshop held in Las Palmas (on 27-28 june 2008), a new Cluster on Accessibility has been established, with three coordinators :
- Juan Carlos Martin (University of Las Palmas, Spain),
- Antonio Paez (Mac Master University, Hamilton, Ontario),
- Andreas Rau (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
A call for papers has been launched on the following theme: Building Bridges: Accessibility Research in Europe and North America at the North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, to be held in Brooklyn, New York (November 19-22, 2008), were recently announced. It is our pleasure to submit this call for papers to your consideration.
This year, with the proposal to establish a new NECTAR (Network on European Communications and Transportation Research) cluster on the theme of accessibility, we are planning a session or set of sessions to showcase accessibility research in Europe and North America. The objective of the session(s) is to present leading edge research on the topic and to encourage the exchange of ideas between researchers on both sides of the Atlantic.
All forms of accessibility research will be considered. Contributions on the following topics will be particularly welcome:
- Conceptual or theoretical research: What do we mean by accessibility? Individual- and place-based accessibility.
- Methods and measurements.
- The relationship between traffic congestion levels or road pricing and the accessibility associated with employment, education, medical care, shopping, and recreation.
- The effects of land development strategies, zoning policies, and neighbourhood designs on accessibility.
- How accessibility affect the location decisions of households and organizations.
- How accessibility may be used to evaluate impacts of transportation strategies such as expansion of road networks, investments in transit and operational and technological enhancements.
To contribute to this call for papers, please submit the abstract online [http://www.narsc.org/registration.html] and then send the title, abstract, author information, and contact details to Antonio Páez at your earliest possible convenience, but no later than July 20, 2008.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me. Feel free to forward this announcement to colleagues that may be interested in contributing a presentation.
Later submissions will be handled by the general program committee. A new meeting will be held in Munich in January 2009. Come back in the next weeks for more details !