Transportation for Sustainability

Event date: 7 May 2015 - 8 May 2015

Venue: Keck Center of the National Academies
City: Washington D.C.
Country: USA
Register: Transportation for Sustainability

Description: Transport for Sustainability-An International Conference is supported by the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies to examine and promote approaches that adopt a holistic view on sustainability, combining the key dimensions of sustainability—economic, social, and environmental—and addressing present and future needs. It will aim to stimulate debate on how this view can be consolidated into practice and research and will explore ways to institutionalize sustainable practices globally.

The program will include technical discussions on sustainability concepts, tools and practices as well as plenary sessions that will include leading subject matter experts. Practitioners representing government, private sector, academia, business, and non-profit organizations from around the world as well as the United States are invited to participate in this conference. 

Topics for Presentations and Posters:

This call invites submissions of abstracts to be considered for presentations during plenary sessions, break- out sessions and for the student poster session. Presentations are invited in the following three topic areas as they relate to sustainability in transportation:

  • Global, International, and Cross-Border Challenges and Initiatives: International frameworks for incorporating sustainability into transportation; impacts of sustainable—or unsustainable—transportation on the global economy; sustainability issues in air travel, marine travel, and at border crossings.
  • Policies, Programs, Projects, and Institutional Approaches: Case studies; national, state, or local sustainability strategies or policies; institutional arrangements for adopting sustainability approaches.
  • Assessment, Monitoring, and Evaluation: Metrics needs and existing tools to measure sustainability in transportation; data resources; applications of sustainability measurement.