Land-use and transport infrastructure planning

Transport infrastructure is integral to sustainable development due to its two-fold interaction with the service area; on one hand, transport infrastructure defines the physical accessibility conditions to the land-uses; on the other, the arrangement of the land-uses define the needs for the development of the transport infrastructure. Both transport infrastructure and land uses formulate the built and natural environment. This two-fold interaction is of particular importance in the context of the contemporary holistic approaches to sustainable planning and design, as well as in the context of the central role of transportation to address global challenges, such as climate change, just transition and public health. Furthermore, the emergence of new mobility solutions and the implementation of disruptive transport innovation require a new approach towards transport infrastructure and urban/regional design. 

In the above framework, the specific thematic track covers original research papers indicatively but not exclusively covering one or more of the following aspects:

  • integration of land-use and transport planning
  • modeling techniques for land-use and transport planning
  • innovative transport infrastructure and new mobility solutions 
  • sustainability assessment and evaluation of transport infrastructure