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.
It organizes special session series in each WCTR conference and also separate
seminars, symposiums and workshops between WCTRS. Recent meeting is the
Seoul SIG-1 meeting which was held in March 2007. Also it has published
two books, two special issues of technical journals.It was established
chaired by Hideo Nakamura (President of Musashi Institute of Technology,
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 Rolf Moeckel (Technical University of Munich, Germany),
Co-chair Masanobu Kii (Kagawa University, Japan), Secretariat Kazuki Nakamura (Meijo University, Japan)
and Hitomi Nakanishi (University of Canberra, Australia).
It organize a session track at the WCTR conference: Land Use, Transport and Environment Interactions and
Session Track F1 - Land Use, Transport and Environment Interactions and Modelling
This track addresses both theoretical and practical approaches in modeling that examine interactions between land use, transport, environment and energy with an emphasis on spatial attributes.
(Session Track Organizer: Masanobu Kii, Kagawa University, Japan)
"Socio-spatial interaction" that bridges spatial interaction
and social interaction is a key concept that characterises this track.
And it is encouraged to integrate this concept into modelling for exploring
innovative approaches to cope with the emerging issues such as aging, urbanisation,
climate change, energy concerns and environmental constraints.
Topics covered in this track includes. for example, land use and transport planning, accessibility and mobility, location theories, transit orient development, and urban forms such as a compact city and a connected city.