[apologies for cross posting]
Call for Papers on 'Changing Landscapes of Work and Travel'
RGS with IBG Annual International Conference, 28-31 August 2018, Cardiff, UK.
Session sponsored by Transport Geography Research Group.
Session convenors: Simon Blainey & Darja Reuschke (University of Southampton)
The landscapes of work are rapidly changing in mature economies, as economic and lifestyle transitions lead an increasing number of people to work in ways which are different from the traditional 'nine to five' pattern. Whether this involves flexible working hours, home working, mobile working, itinerant working, peripatetic working, or real or notional self-employment linked to the 'platform' and 'sharing' economies, the potential impacts of these shifts are profound. Some of the most significant impacts include those on travel patterns and on the demand for and supply of transport services. However, the effects of changing working patterns on landscapes of travel are poorly understood. To complicate the picture further, there are similarly profound shifts taking place in technologies and practices of travel, such as those linked to autonomous vehicles, changing fuel sources, and the supposed advent of 'mobility as a service'. These could themselves have impacts on working patterns, by making a wider range of work-space-time configurations available to and feasible for both employees and employers. This session will investigate the interactions between these changing landscapes of work and transport, focusing particularly on the impact they have on work-related travel (both inside and outside 'work time') and transport-related work.
We welcome the submission of papers which investigate these issues making use of any qualitative or quantitative approach. Please submit abstracts of up to 200 words to [log in to unmask] and [log in to unmask] by 1700 on Friday 9th February 2018. We will aim to advise whether or not papers have been accepted for the session by Friday 23rd February.
Full details of the conference can be found here:
TGRG has a small prize for the best postgraduate presentation in any TGRG session at the RGS-IBG 2018 Conference. If you wish to enter for the Postgraduate Prize a full paper should be submitted to the Chair and Secretary of TGRG prior to the conference date for judging. For more information and to find out about entry criteria please contact TGRG postgraduate rep Deborah Mifsud ([log in to unmask]).
Simon & Darja
Dr Simon Blainey
Lecturer in Transportation
Transportation Research Group
Faculty of Engineering and the Environment
Room 4005, Building 176
University of Southampton
Tel: 44 (0)23 8059 2834
Fax: 44 (0)23 8059 3152