IACP Special Issue: Transportation Research Part D

Call for Paper

Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment

Special Issue on Sustainable Transport in the Climate-Change Era

Supported by

The Annual Conference of International Association for China Planning (IACP)

Hangzhou, China, July 5-8, 2024

The transport sector contributes substantially to greenhouse gas emissions and, hence, climate change. Mitigating the consequences of climate change requires the implementation of effective planning and management strategies within the sector. Transport influences and is influenced by the global carbon cycle and extreme weather events, highlighting the necessity for comprehensive research to understand the intricate relationship between transport and climate change. Emerging data, methods, and policies present a compelling opportunity for further research.

This special issue calls for cutting-edge research to bridge existing knowledge gaps, focusing on the integration of method and policy innovations. It aims to examine how the transport system can adapt to and mitigate the impacts of climate change, guiding sustainable urban planning and policy-making. The issue emphasizes understanding the relationship between transport and climate change, which is essential for developing strategies that minimize environmental harm and inform resilient and equitable planning. Its primary goal is to compile high-quality research that illuminates the implications of climate change for transport research.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to,

  • The contribution of transport to climate change
  • The impacts of climate change on transport systems
  • The impacts of climate change on transport directly or indirectly through land use
  • The dynamics of travel behaviors during climate-related disasters
  • Mitigation strategies for sustainable land use and transport planning and management within the context of climate change
  • Adaptive and resilient policies for transport and land use amidst climate change
  • Transportation vulnerability and resilience of socially vulnerable populations.

Important Dates:

Submission portal opens: January 15, 2024

Full paper submission deadline: September 30, 2024.

Manuscript Submission Information:

The special issue is supported by the annual conference of International Association for China Planning (IACP) held in Hangzhou, China, on July 5-8, 2024 (Full information about the conference: http://www.china-planning.org/alpha/2024-iacp-annual-conference/).

Interested authors are encouraged to submit an extended abstract of 200-300 words by February 2, 2024, via the Conference Management Toolkit (CMT) (https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/IACP2024). Please register as an author in the CMT system first.When making a submission, please select the category “Transportation Research D Special Issue: Transport & Climate“. Authors of selected abstracts will have an opportunity to present their drafts at a special session of the conference to receive comments from guest editors.

The conference presentation is NOT a prerequisite for journal submission. Authors should submit their full manuscripts via the Transportation Research Part D (TRD) online submission system and indicate that the paper is submitted for consideration for publication in this special issue. When choosing Manuscript “Article Type” during the submission procedure, click “VSI: Transport & Climate”, otherwise your submission will be handled as a regular manuscript.

Author Guidelines: https://www.elsevier.com/journals/transportation-research-part-d-transport-and-environment/1361-9209/guide-for-authors.

All submissions must be original and may not be under review elsewhere. All submitted papers should address significant issues pertinent to the theme of this issue and fall within the scope of TRD. Criteria for acceptance include originality, contribution and scientific merit. All manuscripts must be written in English with high scientific writing standards. Acceptance for publication will be based on referees’ and editors’ recommendations, following a detailed peer review process.

This issue will be a virtual special issue, meaning that accepted papers will appear in the next regular issue. After all papers are accepted, guest editors will compile a virtual issue on the journal website. For an example of virtual issues, visit https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/transportation-research-part-d-transport-and-environment/special-issue/103HK52TSQ6.

Guest Editors:

Linchuan Yang, Professor, Department of Urban and Rural Planning, School of Architecture, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China, yanglc0125@swjtu.edu.cn

Wei Zhai, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture and Planning, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA, wei.zhai@utsa.edu

ChengHe Guan, Co-director, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Urban Design and Urban Science, NYU Shanghai, China, chenghe.guan@nyu.edu

Brian Caulfield, Professor, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Ireland, brian.caulfield@tcd.ie.