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NECTAR Newsletter Feb2021

NECTAR Newsletter                                                                                 February 2021

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Upcoming events

Critical Discourses on Transport and Urban Development

Cluster 1 (Transport Infrastructure Impacts and Evaluation) is organising an online workshop on Critical Discourses on Transport and Urban Development on June 15, 2021. The workshop is hosted by cluster co-chair Robin Hickman from the University College London. The call for papers can be found here.

Intermodality and synchromodality in the European Modular System

Cluster 3 (Logistics and Freight) will organise an online workshop on “Intermodality and synchromodality in the European Modular System” on the 3rd and 4th of June 2021. The workshop is organized by University of Zaragoza. The call for papers can be found here.

Accessibility and Quality of Life

A Cluster 6 Special session “Accessibility and Quality of Life” at the World Society for Transport and Land Use Research (WSTLUR) Conference, August 9-13, 2021, Portland State University, United states. WSTLUR is planned as a hybrid conference - with in-person and remote engagement, with contingencies for a totally online conference if necessary. Submission deadline for full papers is March 15, 2021. For details please visit the WSTLUR conference webpage.

2021 NECTAR International Conference

The Biennial NECTAR conference in Toronto scheduled for 2021 will be postponed to July 20-22, 2022. The organization of the conference is in 2021 is too challenging given the uncertainty on the developments of the pandemic. The new date will allow NECTARists to combine the trip with participating in WCTR planned in Montreal for 24 - 28 July 2022. There’s a direct train from downtown Toronto to downtown Montreal.

Cluster 1 News

Niek Mouter new cluster co-chair for Cluster 1

Niek Mouter has joined Cluster 1 (Transport Infrastructure Impacts and Evaluation) as co-chair, replacing Moshe Givoni who sadly passed away at the end of 2019. Niek is Assistant Professor of Infrastructure Policy Appraisal at TU Delft’s Transport & Logistics group, with a background in economics (MSc) and philosophy of law (LLM). His research focuses on improving the appraisal of infrastructure projects and in my work he combines insights from various disciplines such as economics, philosophy, political science and urban planning. His current work addresses the inclusion of ethical considerations in appraisal models, such as the Cost-Benefit Analysis, and improving the usability of appraisal models for politicians, civil servants and other stakeholders. He (co) developed new appraisal approaches such as ‘willingness to allocate public budget experiments’ and ‘Participatory Value Evaluation’.

Award

Peter Nijkamp received the Roger R. Stough Outstanding Mentor Award

The Roger R. Stough Outstanding Mentor Award has been awarded to Peter Nijkamp, cluster 5 (Leisure, Recreation and Tourism) co-chair. The award recognizes regional scientists who have been exceptional mentors to students, junior faculty members and underrepresented populations and communities over a lifelong career. Peter received the award at the recent conference of the North American Regional Science Association (NARSC). Congratulations, Peter!

NECTAR agenda

June 3-4 2021, Cluster 3 online workshop on “Intermodality and synchromodality in the European Modular System”, University of Zaragoza, Spain

June 15, 2021, Online Cluster 1 workshop on Critical Discourses on Transport and Urban Development, UCL, London

August 9-13, 2021, Cluster 6 Special session “Accessibility and Quality of Life” at the World Society for Transport and Land Use Research (WSTLUR) Conference.

July 20-22, 2022, Biennial International NECTAR conference, University of Toronto, Canada

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