Topic Area F is concerned with land use and environmental issues due to the interaction with transport and vice versa. It includes integrated land use and transport policy and planning; modelling of land use, transport and environmental interactions with decision support systems; community liveability, local environmental impacts, and the use of non-motorized modes of travel in the developed world; and sustainability and environmental ethics.
The Special Interest Group on Transport and Spatial Development focuses on the research on interaction between transport and spatial development, including modeling land use – transport interaction, land value changes as long-term effects of infrastructure improvement, pricing, Benefit /Burden analysis and the environmental changes.
This SIG was launched by Hideo Nakamura (University of Tokyo, Japan) in 1988 before the WCTR Yokohama conference, inheriting the ISGLUTI (International Study Group on Land Use – Transport Interaction) chaired by Vernon Webster (TRL, UK). Currently it is organized by Chair Kenji Doi (Osaka University, Japan), Co-chair Masanobu Kii (Kagawa University, Japan), Secretariat Kazuki Nakamura (Kagawa University, Japan) and Hitomi Nakanishi (University of Canberra, Australia).
SIG F1 has organized special session series in each WCTR conference and also separate seminars, symposiums and workshops between WCTRS. Also it has published two books, two special issues of technical journals. With respect to the network of researchers, SIG F1 has attracted around 40 members so far.
Membership is open to any academic or practitioner with an interest in the subject area. Anyone interested in joining is invited to contact Masanobu Kii at the address below. Please do not hesitate to contact him at the address below if you have any suggestions for the effective running of this SIG.
Associate Professor Masanobu Kii
Faculty of Engineering
SIG F2 – Transport, Climate Change and Clean Air
The core objective of our group is to provide interdisciplinary scientific evidence on the interaction between transport systems and the environment. Drawing from evidence, the secondary objective is to provide policy recommendations to relevant decision-makers with the aim of encouraging policy action towards low-carbon sustainable transport. In particular, the group aims at seeking for the ways to establish effective mechanisms for mitigating environmental degradation.
The main research areas are: analysing the environmental merits of different transport options; investigating negative externalities originating from transport activities (in particular keeping track of generated greenhouse gas emissions from transport); assessing environmental transport policies and measures; understanding the role of technology in supporting low-carbon transport.
The Special Interest Group on Transport and the Environment (SIG F2) was created at the 9th WCTR Seoul in 2001 by Professor Yoshitsugu Hayashi (Nagoya). SIG F2 (former SIG11) was established in response to the increasing need for information about the interconnection between transport and the environment, with a focus on transport’s external environmental effects.
SIG F2 considers research activities in all environmental related issues in the transport field. This includes research focusing on all external effects e.g. from greenhouse gases and air pollution, urban sprawl, etc. on global, national, regional and local level as well as all modes.
Raise awareness and promotion of environmentally-friendly modes of transport in research society and politics; contribute to the annual meeting of the UNFCCC Parties (since COP17); bring together all experts on transport and the environment from all over the world; discuss the corresponding research questions during symposia, etc.
Bringing Transport Mitigation into Focus: Recommendations from WCTRS to COP22. Co-chairs of WCTRS SIGf2, Eva Heinen (ITS Leeds), Patrick Jochem (KIT) and Wei-Shiuen Ng (ITF) are pleased to confirm submission of the above recommendations. Further information can be found at: WCTRS_SIGF2_FOR_COP22
Recent developments – WCTRS at COP 23. The President of WCTRS, Yoshitsugu Hayashi and co-chairs of SIG F2, Wei-Shiuen Ng and Karl Peet participated and held multiple coordination and planning roles in the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Bonn. President Hayashi represented the research community and participated as a panelist in the “Policy Making and Target Setting for the Transport Sector” session on the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action (MP-GCA) Transport Thematic Day organised by the International Transport Forum (ITF), a WCTRS partner, and Paris Process on Mobility and Climate (PPMC), as well as the International Union of Railways (UIC) and International Association of Public Transport (UITP). With a projection of growing transport demand, the goals of the Paris Agreement cannot be reached without significant reductions in transport emissions. Setting emission reduction targets is the first step to a decarbonising transport development pathway.
Daily transport-related reports from COP23 can be found here [http://www.ppmc-transport.org/cop23]
Further information can be found at: SIG F2 COP23 leaflet
Membership is open to anyone active and strongly interested in research, policy and decision making related to transport and the environment. SIG F2 seeks to build a stable network of engaged professionals and promote cooperation among its active members.
Institute for Industrial Production (IIP), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Tel: +49 721 608 44590
Institute for Transport Studies (ITS), University of Leeds
Tel: +44 (0)113 34 31790
International Transport Forum, OECD
Tel: + 33 (0)1 45 24 99 31