12th Intl Conf on the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility (September 2014, Philadelphia USA)

Dates: 18-21 September 2014
Location: Drexel University, Philadelphia USA
Website: http://www.drexel.edu/mobilities/news/archive/spinoffs-of-mobility-call-for-papers/
Deadline for abstracts & CV: 31 March 2014

Send CV and Abstract, max. 1 page each, to submissions@t2m.org

The International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility (TM) invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 12th International Conference on the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility, to be held at Drexel University in Philadelphia on 18-21 September, 2014, co-sponsored in association with Drexel’s Centers for Mobilities Research and Policy and Science, Technology and Society, and the Pan-American Mobilities Network.

Papers may address any social, cultural, economic, technological, ecological and political perspectives on the history, present, and future of transport, traffic and mobility. However, preference will be given to our conference theme: Spinoffs of Mobility: Technology, Risk & Innovation. The conference theme addresses intended and unintended positive, negative, surprising and alarming side effects and collateral damages of mobility in relation to the fields of technology, innovation and risk – especially in situations of war, disaster, terrorism and new modes of securitization which unsettle existing law around human rights, civil rights, political rights, and mobility rights.

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1st Intl Workshop on Schematic Mapping (April 2014, Essex UK)

Dates: 2-3 April 2014
Location: Wivenhoe House Hotel, University of Essex, UK
Website: http://www.schematicmapping.org/
Deadline for submission of position papers: 1 November 2013
Deadline for submission of regular papers, research posters and new map designs: 16 December 2013

Usability of public transport schematics has become of key importance over the last few years. There has been renewed interest in traditional diagrams, alongside new mapping concepts that may better help the traveller to navigate the increasing complexity of public transport networks. This workshop is intended to bring researchers and practitioners together to explore the current state of the art in map design, to integrate future research directions, and to discuss plans for providing the travelling public with improved navigation aids.

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Biomimicry 3.8 Student Design Competition (April 2014)

Theme: Life-Friendly Transportation Solutions
Website: https://www.biomimicrydesignchallenge.com/
Deadline for Team Registration: 7 February 2014

Whether it’s simply getting from home to work or using products shipped over distances near and far, in every region of the world transportation impacts our daily lives.

At first glance, transportation may simply appear to be about the movement of people and goods. But looking deeper, it’s also closely linked to equality, access to healthy food and good schools, and wildlife impacts, for example.

As the mobility demands of people and freight have grown, so too has the need for products, systems, and services that will make the transportation sector more life-friendly, for both people and the planet.

Can biomimicry help us address the deeper needs around transportation? Let’s find out!

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International Wildlife Crossing Infrastructure Design Competition is now open

ARC Competition Officially Launched
Design Teams from Around the World Hear the Call
Competition Challenges Design Teams to Reweave Landscape for Wildlife in a Cost-effective Manner Using New Methods, New Materials, and New Thinking.
Deadline for Expressions of Interest: 4pm MDT 30 July 2010.

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