About us

Our Mission

Our mission is to share and disseminate transport geography research at a global level in conjunction with a wide range of national transport geography research groups and other IGU Commissions.

The Commission’s research focuses on transport, mobilities and spatial change and relates to geographic theory with specific attention paid to the interrelationships between spaces and places and flows and infrastructures.

It involves the analysis of transport policies, processes and behaviours that influence the movement of people, goods and information. This research includes all modes of transport, at local, regional and global scales. Environmental, welfare and energy questions, and social, economic and governance dimensions are also investigated.  

We encourage a wide array of quantitative and qualitative approaches, support cooperation with other fields and disciplines and make a large scale and growing contribution to IGU and other transport geography meetings and conferences.

The dissemination of the Commission’s work includes publication of books, research journal papers and journal Special Issues.

Objectives

2020-2024

Build on the present objectives with an increased focus on contemporary transport geography issues relating to:

* climate change

* social equity

* spatial change and inequality

* new ICT and transport technology including

autonomous vehicles

* transport and land use.

Steering Committee

2020-2024

T&G Commission

Chair

Dr. Frederic Dobruszkes, Brussels Free University ULB, Belgium

frederic.dobruszkes@ulb.ac.be

Secretary

Dr. Chia-Lin Chen, University of Liverpool, UK  chia-lin.chen@liverpool.ac.uk

Vice Chair

Professor Pengjun Zhao, Peking University, China pengjun.zhao@pku.edu.cn

Treasurer ex officio

Professor Andrew Goetz, University of Denver, Colorado, USA

Other members

Professor Julie Cidell, University of Illinois, USA

Professor Claude Comtois, Universite de Montreal, Canada

Dr Ana Condeco-Melhorado, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Professor Aisling Reynolds-Feighan, University College Dublin, Ireland

Professor Tim Ryley, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia

Professor Koichi Tanaka, Ibaraki University, Japan

Professor Thomas Thevenin,  University of Bourgogne, Franche Comte, France

Dr. James Wang, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR

Steering Committee

2016-2020

T&G Commission (C16.36)

Chair

Professor Richard Knowles, University of Salford, Manchester, UK & University of Huddersfield, UK

Secretary

Dr. Frederic Dobruszkes, Brussels Free University ULB, Belgium

Vice Chair

Dr. Chia-Lin Chen, Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University, Suzhou, China until September 2018, then at University of Liverpool in London

Treasurer

Professor Andrew Goetz, University of Denver, Colorado, USA

Other members:

Professor Albert Abane, University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Professor Claude Comtois, Universite de Montreal, Canada

Dr. Ana Condeco-Melhorado, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Professor Moshe Givoni, University of Tel Aviv, Israel (2017-19)

Professor Markus Hesse, Universite de Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Professor Tim Ryley, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia

Dr. Antonio Nelson Rodrigues da Silva, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Professor Koichi Tanaka, Ibaraki University, Japan

Dr. James Wang, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR

Steering Committee

2012-2016

T&G Commission (C12.38)

Chair

Professor Richard Knowles, University of Salford, Manchester, UK

Secretary

Professor Yves Boquet, Universite de Bourgogne, Dijon, France

Vice Chair

Professor Becky Loo, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Treasurer

Professor Andrew Goetz, University of Denver, Colorado, USA

Steering Committee

2009-2012

T&G Commission (C08.35)

Chair

Professor Richard Knowles, University of Salford, Manchester, UK

Secretary

Professor Yves Boquet, Universite de Bourgogne, Dijon, France

Vice Chair

Professor Becky Loo, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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