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AET Transport and Mobility Forum

The AET Transport and Mobility Forum promotes active engagement of AET members and member-groups with each other and with other like-minded transport organisations through supporting and hosting a range of activities including online webinars, seminars and discussions on a wide range of transport and transport related topics of interest. We welcome new members and new ideas about transport and how we talk about transport.

Upcoming Events

Managing Transport conflicts and cooperation. What role for transport planners?

Thursday 1st December 2022
11.00 - 12:30 CET (10.00 - 11:30 GMT)
Upcoming webinars are free and open to both the general public and AET members.

The webinar will be hosted on the Zoom platform. Pre-registered participants will receive additional information the day before the webinar containing instructions on how to use Zoom and a calendar item with the link. Please note that there is no deadline for signing up. Last minute registrants can access the webinar via the registration link.

Webinar Overview

Can transport planners become mobility moderators or even transport diplomats? Despite all of the developments in the sectors of logistics and ITS, regardless of all the progress achieved in the field of transport safety, security, well-being and environment and in spite of all of the efforts of transport scholars and practitioners from around the world to deliver sustainable solutions to improve the mobility of freight and people, transport systems management and projects often remain an arena of tensions between various stakeholders having divergent agendas. Each initiative (or absence of an initiative) about transport infrastructure and service risks becoming the starting point for fresh hostilities between actors opposing or supporting these initiatives. All conflicts involving stakeholders from all governance levels are not without economic, political and social costs. Thus, in a time of turbulence (as the ongoing climate crisis, Russia's war on Ukraine, energy insecurity, pandemics, and political instability) and greater sensitivity for transport justice, there is much work to be done

In this webinar co-hosted with the Global Trends impacting Transport Programme Committee of the European Transport Conference, the  speaker will take you to a virtual spatio-temporal journey based on his paper presented at the ETC 2022 held in Milan last September and the key findings from his recent book "Transport Geopolitics" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021). After advocating for a fresh view of the idea of transport geopolitics (defined as ‘the study of transport systems envisaged as a spatial and political issue, i.e. as a source of conflicts and political arrangements’) the webinar introduces a typology of six kinds of transport conflict and five different diplomatic approaches to cope with these conflicts. Thus, the transport planners, professionals and decision-makers taking part in this webinar will be invited to transparently integrate transport conflicts and cooperation diagnoses within the planning process by introducing the notion of transport diplomacy (defined as ‘the negotiation of a geopolitical ‘distance’ between social actors about transport systems’).

The webinar will be hosted by Vladimir Momcilovic associate professor at the University of Belgrade - Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering (Serbia) and chair of the Global Trends impacting Transport Programme Committee of the ETC (since 2019). The principal speaker will be:

  • Luc Ampleman, Assistant Research Professor at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Management of the Jagiellonian University in Cracow (Poland)

Future Transport and Mobility Forum Webinars

All TMF Webinars are held on the first Thursday of every month at 1100 CET/1000 GMT

Date Theme/Topic Host(s)
5th January 2023 New Year Debate Transport & Mobility Forum
2nd February 2023
Goudappel Prize Winners
Planning for Sustainable Land Use and Transport
2nd March 2023 Transport Economics Case Study - Crossrail UK

Transport Economics, Finance and Appraisal

6th April 2023 Aviation and Sustainability Aviation
4th May 2023 Data Data
1st June 2023 TBA  
6th July 2023 System Dynamics System Dynamics


Previous Sessions (available to members only)

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