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NECTAR Cluster 2&1 Workshop "Transport Infrastructures: Investments, Evaluation and Regional Economic Growth", to be held on March 22, 2019 in Roma Tre University, Roma, Italy

The workshop is arranged by Cluster 2 and Cluster 1 of NECTAR (Network of European Communications and Transport Activities Research) together with TRELAB (Transport Research Lab, Roma Tre University).

The workshop aims at promoting an interdisciplinary approach to transport economics. Transport infrastructures, territories and firms can contribute significantly to our economic development. However, the link between infrastructure and economic growth is characterized by feedback channels, network effects, externalities and spillovers of various kinds, making the analysis at once multifaceted and challenging. These considerations clarify the complexity of the theme and the need to investigate various aspects both theoretically and empirically.

The workshop will provide a unique international forum for researchers and experts in the field of transport, city logistics, economics, planning, mobility, technology, retail, marketing, geography and other relevant disciplines. The workshop aims at developing a better understanding of the interactions with respect to consumer preferences, retailing options, technology, organizational innovations, city planning, policy tools and their contribution to the sustainable mobility of urban areas.

Papers on any topic relevant to transport infrastructure and regional economic growth are particularly welcome. Topics of special interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Impacts and evaluation
  • Policy and environment
  • Local public transport
  • Planning mobility and geography

Keynote speaker: Professor Dan Graham (Imperial College London, UK)

The call for papers is available until February 15, 2019. More information about the submission will be found here.

Updates concerning the workshop will be posted at this site.

 

Details:

Event: Transport infrastructures: Investments, Evaluation and Regional Economic Growth

When: Friday, March 22, 2019

Where: Department of Political Sciences, Roma Tre University, Roma, Italy

Participation and fees: NECTAR membership for the year 2018 is required in order to attend the meeting. Non-members can find details on how to join the association on the ‘Membership’ page of NECTAR’s website.

NECTAR is a European-based scientific association. The primary objective is to foster research collaboration and exchange of information between experts in the field of transport, communication and mobility from all European countries and the rest of the world. It is a multidisciplinary social science network. It brings together a wide variety of perspectives on transport and communication problems and their impacts on society in an international perspective.

For further Information see: http://www.nectar-eu.eu

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