I got this via email…it looks very promising:
The inaugural World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research (WSTLUR)
was held in Whistler, BC on July 27-30, featuring over 40 peer-reviewed
papers (submitted to the Journal of Land Use and Transport, jtlu.org) and
keynote addresses from Ed Glaeser (Harvard), Robert Cervero (UC Berkeley)
and David Bannister (Oxford). Please see http://www.wstlur.org for the program and
links to presentations and even audio recordings of the keynotes.
The steering committee is now forming the World Society for Transport and
Land Use Research (WSTLUR), who will be charged with organizing a
subsequent symposium in 2014 and other aims of the Society. The mission
statement—broadly, to cultivate an interdisciplinary research
community/agenda—is included below.
Members of the society will elect the board (11 seats are open); the board
will then select its officers. (Please see bylaws posted at http://www.wstlur.org;
Kevin J. Krizek, University of Colorado, has been appointed chair of the
elections committee). If you are interested in participating in this
exciting international endeavor, we encourage you to become a member of the
society. Fees are $75 for three years and can be registered by going to
http://www.wstlur.org. For those who attended the inaugural Symposium, the
symposium registration fee includes membership in the Society.
Elections for the board will commence Sept 15, 2011; if you are interested
in becoming a member and voting in the election, please become a member by
September 9, 2011.
If you or someone you know is interested in serving on the board, please
send a nomination to Kevin J. Krizek (Krizek@colorado.edu) by September 9.
Anyone can nominate members for the board; however, nominees must be a
registered member of the society. A nomination consists of:
-Name of the nominee
-Current position and affiliation
-A narrative (not to exceed 80 words and written in the third person),
describing the nominee’s activities, broadly speaking, in the area of
integrated transport-land use research.
Self nominations are allowed and all nominations need to be accepted by the
nominee. Please send only one email to Kevin J. Krizek documenting the above
information with the nominee’s full name in the subject heading. (Self
nominees would need to send only one email; others would send one email
with acceptance embedded).
Thank you very much. Should you have any questions, please contact
Kevin J. Krizek (University of Colorado) at Krizek@colorado.edu.
The purpose of WSTLUR is to promote the understanding and analysis of the
interdisciplinary interactions of transport and land use and to provide a
forum for debate and a mechanism for the dissemination of information. More
specifically the aims include:
1. The exchange and dissemination of information at an international level
on all aspects of the theory, analysis, modeling, and evaluation of
transport-land use interactions and related policy.
2. The encouragement of high-quality research and application in the above
areas, through debates, publication, and promotion.
3. The provision of a clearinghouse for information on recent developments
in the field and to foster contacts among professionals within and between
various countries and different disciplines.
4. The promotion of international conferences, seminars, and workshops on
all aspects of transport-land use interaction.
5. The representation of the viewpoints of members to appropriate national
and international bodies, as required by the membership.
6. The preparation of regular communications to facilitate the above aims.
— Kevin J. Krizek Professor, University of Colorado (303) 444 – 1967 http://www.kevinjkrizek.org