Special Issue "Sustainability Issues of Micro and Macro-Scale Changes in Daily and Residential Mobility"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2020).
Interests: daily and residential mobility; urban geography; travel behavior
Interests: mobility biographies; daily mobility choices; residential choices; housing; habitat; urban planning
Interests: travel behaviour; sustainable transport; accessibility; transport justice; wellbeing
Interests: travel behaviour; travel attitudes; lifestyles; mobility biographies; generations; travel satisfaction
It is our pleasure to extend this invitation to researchers interested in sustainable transportation, sustainable mobility, and travel behaviour. Travel decisions, in terms of mode, distance, and frequency, occur at multiple temporal scales. Daily travel patterns can change, subject to short-term factors (e.g., changes in working hours) or longer-term factors, for example, related to major life events (e.g., childbirth or relationship status). Change can also be a result of economic or cultural changes (e.g., peak car or recession). Trips can also be modified, either voluntarily or not, according to new public policies (e.g., incentive pricing or improved public transport) or private actions linked to workplace relocation. These transitions, whether at a micro- or macro-level, can lead to positive or negative outcomes in terms of environmental impact and health and wellbeing effects. Choices made at the individual level can also lead to different socio-spatial consequences, increasing or decreasing territorial inequalities for instance. In this context, this Special Issue of Sustainability aims to bring together theoretical, methodological, and empirical works on the changes in mobility behaviour, whether daily, labour, or residential, by more particularly studying the relationships that may exist between them, and that lead to changing sustainable mobility and quality of life.
We are looking for papers using quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods, framed according to multidisciplinary approaches combining social sciences, engineering, or environmental sciences. Contributions may address the issues arising from current and past situations, including databases such as panels, censuses, big data, biographical interviews, or retrospective surveys, as well as social and spatial simulation, in order to take into account, for example, prospective scenarios, and temporal and geographical urban developments from the regional to individual level.
Abstracts of 400 words: 15 November 2019
Please email your abstract as Word document to [email protected]
Dr. Philippe Gerber
Prof. Dr. Sébastien Lord
Dr. Kevin Manaugh
Dr. Veronique Van Acker
Prof. Samuel Carpentier-Postel
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- Behavioural changes
- Mobility and transport
- Mobility biographies
- Impacts of changes
- Travel mode choice