Thursday, March 23, 2017

cfp: special issue on informality in urban transport

Heads up. The Journal of Transport Geography has opened a call for papers for a special issue on "Concepts and methods on informality in urban transport across world regions".


Focus of the Special Issue:
The special issue intends to close the gap. Building on a set of original papers, it seeks to establish an account of the state-of-the-art of which concepts and methods are applied for what topics/aspects of informality in urban transport, an in-depth review of selected specific methods and their application in the field and the identification of their strengths and limitations, and the identification of lessons and directions for future research on the subject. The Symposium positions a set of overarching questions:
  • How and how well do existing concepts and methods capture the phenomenon of informality in urban transport? What are they missing out? What is the promise of new /emerging technology in data gathering? What can be won by combining methods?
  • What are the strengths and the limitations of approaches in specific case study contexts but also across cases and contexts?
  • How can case study and experiential-based methodologies inform network-scale analyses in more conventional transport geography?
  • What methods help to transfer knowledge from the research community across to policy making?

I saw this info on the new twitter account of the International Network for Transport and Accessibility in Low Income Communities, a research group recently created by Karen Lucas. You might wanna follow them.

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