We welcome participation in two upcoming workshops focused on equitable, accessible, and sustainable mobility to be held in conjunction with the 12th International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience ‘23) on September 12 in Leeds, UK.

These twin workshops aim to discuss how geospatial data science can be leveraged to promote development that balances social, economic and environmental sustainability in transportation and mobility, with the goal of building more equitable neighbourhoods and sustainable communities.

The two workshops are complementary with one in the morning and one in the afternoon (participants can attend one or both). More information on each of these workshops is accessible at the links below:

Both workshops invite submissions of short papers or abstracts for presentation and publication in the workshop proceedings. The morning workshop will center around presentations and directed discussion while the afternoon workshop will be applied, focused on open tools and a tutorial on r5py and/or r5r for transport routing and accessibility analysis.

Participants will be invited to extend their contributions as submissions to the recently announced special issue on Equitable and Socially Sustainable Mobility in the journal Computers, Environment and Urban Systems. Participation in the workshops is not required in order to submit to the special issue, though it does offer a venue for feedback and discussion prior to journal submission.

If you have any questions, please reach out to one of the workshop organizers. We look forward to seeing you in Leeds.

Workshop organizers:

  • Grant McKenzie, McGill University, Canada
  • Alessia Calafiore, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Andrea Ballatore, King’s College London, UK
  • Henrikki Tenkanen, Aalto University, Finland
  • Rafael H. M. Pereira, Institute for Applied Economic Research, Brazil
  • Christoph Fink, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Vanessa Brum-Bastos, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Eun-Kyeong Kim, Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research, Luxembourg