The International Conference on Urban Transport and the Environment has been successfully reconvened for nearly 25 years, always attracting a wide international spread of delegates. It is well-established as the premier event of its type.
The continuing requirement for better urban transport systems and the need for a healthier environment has added to the increasing success of this annual meeting which attracts international delegates from many different countries. Innovative systems, new approaches and original ideas need to be thoroughly tested and critically evaluated before they can be implemented in practice, which highlights the importance of the meeting. Moreover, there is a growing need for integration with telecommunications systems and IT applications in order to improve safety, security and efficiency. The Meeting also addresses the need to solve important pollution problems associated with urban transport in order to achieve a healthier environment.
The variety of topics covered by the conference reflects the complex interaction of the urban transport systems with their environment and the need to establish integrated strategies. The aim is to arrive at optimal socio-economic solutions while reducing the negative environmental impacts of current transportation systems.
The conference started in Southampton in 1995; continuing in Barcelona (1996); Acquasparta, Italy (1997); Lisbon (1998); Rhodes (1999); Cambridge, UK (2000); Lemnos, Greece (2001); Seville (2002); Crete (2003); Dresden (2004); Algarve (2005); WIT Campus in the New Forest (2006); Coimbra (2007); Malta (2008); Bologna (2009); Limassol (2010); Pisa (2011), A Coruña (2012), Kos (2013), Algarve (2014), Valencia (2015) , Crete (2016) and Rome (2017).
All papers are included in the WIT Transactions and Journals and archived in the Wessex Institute’s eLibrary at www.witpress.com/elibrary, where they are permanently freely available to the international community.
The following list covers some of the topics to be presented at Urban Transport 2018. Papers on other subjects related to the objectives of the conference are also welcome.
- Urban transport planning and management
- Urban strategies
- Public transport systems
- Environmental impact
- Economic and social impact
- Safety and security
- Travel behaviour studies
- Traffic control
- Transportation modelling and simulation
- Infrastructure development
- Intelligent and advanced transport systems
- Transportation integration
- City logistics
- Inter-modal transport systems
- Mass transport strategies
- Freight transport
- Railway systems
- Public policies and governance
- Port and city
- Mobility and public space
- Life cycle management
- Innovative and electric transportation
- Eco-mobility transport systems
- Integrated network systems
- Traditional and alternative fuels and energy
- Smart city transport
- Driverless cars
- Asset management
Source: Wessex Institute
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