As the global population is increasingly experiencing the consequences of climate change, awareness of the pressing need for research in GIScience that promotes sustainability is growing. Decarbonising transport and promoting the integration of a wide range of sustainable mobility options is key for net-zero transitions in cities and a recommended intervention in the United Nations New Urban Agenda.
In the past decades, researchers have been using data-driven (and theory-informed) techniques to investigate many of the issues related to accessibility and mobility that hinder a more sustainable transport system, such as level of access to destinations, walkability, bikeability, availability of micro-mobility or shared-transport options among others. While the potential of geospatial data science to uncover accessibility and mobility patterns in cities has been demonstrated, advances in how the environmental, economic and social dimensions interact in the context of sustainable cities, remain. Ensuring equitable accessibility and mobility justice is critical to develop effective and widely acceptable net-zero policies and therefore fundamental to bring about long lasting changes and prevent conflict.
This workshop aims at bringing to the forefront discussions on how advances in geospatial data science can be leveraged to promote development that balances social, economic and environmental sustainability in transport and mobility to build more equitable neighbourhoods and sustainable communities. This may include new methods and technologies as well as applying existing geospatial technique to uncover how inequalities affect accessibility and mobility based on i.e. gender, income, race etc. Given the interdisciplinary nature of this topic, the workshop welcomes contributions by researchers coming from a wide range of backgrounds in a format that involves both short presentations and guided discussions.
This is an in-person workshop and all workshop participants must be registered. We invite submissions of short research papers (1500-4000 words) or abstracts (200-500 words) that describe new research ideas aligned with the general theme of the workshop of equitable and sustainable accessibility and mobility. All papers and abstracts will undergo peer-review with accepted papers being published online with a volume DOI (via the Open Science Foundation).
Participants in this workshop are invited to extend their contributions for submission to the special issue of Computers, Environment and Urban Systems on Equitable and Socially Sustainable Mobility.
Submissions on a variety of topics are welcome including, but not limited to:
- Spatial and equity analysis of accessibility
- Mobility justice and sustainability
- Equity considerations on micromobility and shared mobility
- Sustainable mobility and gender
- Accessibility and sustainable mobility for an ageing society
- New forms of data for the analysis of inequalities and sustainable mobility
- Data bias and sustainable mobility analysis
- Exploring the relationship between accessibility and active travel
- Travel modes and new forms of mobility data
- Inequalities in walkability or bikeability
- Equitable urban design
- Sustainable urban vitality and urban vibrancy
The workshop will take place from 8:45am to 12:15pm on September 12th.
- 8:30a - 8:45a Welcome
- 8:45a - 9:15a Short paper presentations
- 9:15a - 10:00a Abstract presentations ("Lightning Talks")
- 10:00a - 10:10a Questions for abstract presenters
- 10:10a - 10:20a Coffee break
- 10:20a - 11:50p Guided discussion (prompts and break-out groups)
- 11:50p - 12:00p Wrap-up & next steps
Accepted Short Papers
- Disparities in London’s Public Transport Accessibility over a Decade: Impact of Race, Ethnicity, and Socioeconomic Status
Yuxin Nie, Esra Suel
(Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London)
- What drives inequalities in LEZs' impacts on job accessibility?
(CIRED, France; Technische Universität Berlin; Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change)
- COVID-19’s Unequal Toll: An assessment of small business impact disparities with respect to ethnorace in metropolitan areas in the US
Saad Mohammad Abrar, Kazi Tasnim Zinat, Naman Awasthi, Vanessa Frías Martínez
(University of Maryland at College Park)
- Modified floating catchment area for measuring access to banking. The case of Wales.
- A Built Form Perspective on Housing Insecurity and Transit Service
Nandini Iyer, Ronaldo Menezes, Hugo Barbosa
- Toward integrating environmental and social sustainability in accessibility research
Elias Willberg, Henrikki Tenkanen, Harvey J. Miller, Rafael H.M. Pereira, Tuuli Toivonen
- Exploring the Cognitive Dimensions of Transport Accessibility: A Conceptual Framework
Gabriele Filomena, Ed Manley
- Equitable Public Transport Network Reduction
Riccardo Fiorista, Dimitris Michailidis, Fernando P. Santos
- Measuring the Impacts of Sidewalks on Public Transit First Mile/Last Mile Accessibility and their Association with Social and Demographic Factors
Ahmad Ilderim Tokey, Luyu Liu, Harvey J Miller
- Re-thinking accessibility: A Data-Driven Approach for the Evaluation of Inequalities in Access to Urban Infrastructure in The Netherlands
Clara Peiret-García, Trivik Verma
- Accessibility Indices for Regional Transport Equity Assessments: The Case of Liverpool City Region.
Patrick Ballantyne, Alex Singleton
- Understanding the relationship between activity spaces and commute routes
Gloria Serra-Coch, Maria Hecher, Clio Andris, Claudia Binder
- Addressing Public Transport Disconnection in Left Behind Places: A Typology of Accessibility.
Rachael Sanderson, Rachel Franklin, Danny MacKinnon, Joe Matthews
- Happiness is in the journey: A different view on measuring accessibility in human-centred cities
Lucas van der Meer
- Understanding User Groups and Travel Behaviours in Shared E-Scooter Systems: Insights from Trip Data
Yuanxuan Yang, Susan Grant-Muller, Jenna Panter
- Assessing the impact of contextual factors on spatial accessibility
Alexandra Ioana Georgescu, Hoda Allahbakhshi, Robert Weibel
- Exploring Gender Disparities in Accessibility Levels
Luisa de La Vega, Trivik Verma, Maarten Kroesen, Juliana Goncalves
- Optimizing Urban Park Locations with Addressing Environmental Justice in Park Access and Utilization by Using Dynamic Demographic Features Derived from Mobile Phone Data
Eun-Kyeong Kim, Seokho Yoon, Sung Uk Jung, Sang Jin Kweon
- Accessibility and Quality of life: Using network analysis tool to analyze access dimension for urban quality of life.
Hamza Yasin, Inmaculada Mohino
Short paper & abstract submission deadline:
July 7 July 14
August 4 August 11
August 18 August 31
Workshop: September 12
Clio Andris, Georgia Tech
Victoria Fast, University of Calgary
Vanessa Frias-Martinez, University of Maryland
Song Gao, University of Wisconsin
Yingjie Hu, University at Buffalo
Krzysztof Janowicz, University of Vienna
Carsten Keßler, Bochum University of Applied Sciences
Jed Long, Western University
Trisalyn Nelson, University of California, Santa Barbara
Avipsa Roy, University of California, Irvine
Michael Szell, IT University of Copenhagen
Martin Tomko, University of Melbourne
Qunshan Zhao, University of Glasgow
Rui Zhu, University of Bristol
Please contact Grant McKenzie (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Alessia Calafiore (email@example.com) with any workshop related questions.