Monday, 20 February 2012

Urban Transport 2012

18th International Conference on Urban Transport and the Environment

15 - 17 May, 2012, A Coruña, Spain


Wessex Institute of Technology, UK


This international conference on Urban Transport and the Environment has successfully been reconvened annually for the last seventeen years. It has always attracted a wide international spread of delegates and is well established as the premier annual event of its type. It first 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); the Algarve (2005); WIT campus in the New Forest (2006); Coimbra (2007); Malta (2008); Bologna (2009); Cyprus (2010) and Pisa (2011).

The continuing requirement for better urban transport systems in general and the need for a healthier environment has led to an increased level of research around the world. This is reflected in the proceedings of this well-established meeting which demonstrates the steady growth of research into urban transport systems. The variety of topics covered by the conference are of primary importance for analysing the complex interactions of the urban transport environment and for establishing action strategies for transport and traffic problems.

Transportation in cities, with its related environmental and social concerns, is a topic of the utmost importance for urban authorities and central governments around the world. Urban transport systems require considerable studies to safeguard their operational use, maintenance and safety. They produce significant environmental impacts and can enhance or degrade the quality of life in urban centres. The emphasis is to seek transportation systems that minimize any ecological and environmental impact, are sustainable and help to improve the socioeconomic fabric of the city. Another area of concern addressed by the conference is that of public safety and security, seeking ways to protect passengers while retaining the efficiency of systems.

  • Transport strategies
  • Transport modelling and simulation
  • Transport safety and security
  • Public transport systems
  • Land use and transport integration
  • Environmental impact
  • Rail transport strategies
  • Infrastructure
  • Transport technologies
  • Intelligent transport systems
  • Urban transport management
  • Environmentally friendly transport modes
  • Inter-modal transport systems

Web Page

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Sustainable City 2012

7th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability

7 - 9 May 2012, Ancona, Italy


Marche Polytechnic University, Italy
Wessex Institute of Technology, UK


This conference aims to address the many inter-related aspects of the urban environment from transport and mobility to social exclusion and crime prevention. The meeting will build on the contributions made in previous conferences, which successfully managed to provide an international view of the problems facing modern cities and their solutions.

Urban areas produce a series of environmental challenges arising from the consumption of natural resources and the consequent generation of waste and pollution, contributing to the development of social and economic imbalances. All these problems, that continue to grow in our society, require the development of new solutions.

The Sustainable City 2012 follows six very successful meetings held in Rio (2000), Segovia (2002), Siena (2004), Tallinn (2006), Skiathos (2008) and A Coruña (2010). The conferences attracted a large number of contributions from participants from different backgrounds and countries. The variety of topics and experiences is one of the main reasons behind the success of the series.

  • Planning, development and management
  • The community and the city
  • Urban strategies
  • Landscape planning and design
  • Urbanization of rural areas
  • Architectural issues
  • Cultural heritage issues
  • Waste management
  • Case studies
  • Environmental management
  • Sustainable energy and the city
  • Transportation
  • Intelligent environments and emerging technologies
  • Urban metabolism
  • Waterfront developments
  • Planning for risk
  • Quality of life
  • Infrastructures and social services
  • Sustainable urban tourism
  • Vernacular architecture
  • Planning for natural hazards

Web Page

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