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ERSA 2016 Pre-conference Workshop on Spatial Econometrics

On August 24, 2016, Posted by , in Research, tags , , With No Comments

Tuesday morning’s workshop was a whole semester’s worth of material and ideas stuffed into just 3 hours. But James LeSage and Roger Bivand shared their presentation materials, teaching datasets and code files, so I consider it all my homework for the coming weeks to work through. Good timing, really for…

Another Call for Posters. This time for the road ecology folks.

On August 16, 2016, Posted by , in TRB, tags , With No Comments

Via listserv: Committee on Ecology and Transportation (ADC30) ® Call for Posters for the TRB 2017 Annual Meeting The Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Ecology and Transportation (ADC30) invites submissions of your work as part of an environmental poster session at TRB’s 2017 annual meeting in Washington, DC this…

Call for Posters: Environmental Analysis in Transportation

On August 10, 2016, Posted by , in TRB, With No Comments

Via listserv: The Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Environmental Analysis in Transportation (ADC10) is sending this request out inviting you to submit your work as part of an environmental poster session at TRB’s 2017 annual meeting in Washington, DC this coming January. Please submit your abstract for consideration for…

Call for Posters: Community Impact Assessment

On August 10, 2016, Posted by , in TRB, tags , With No Comments

Via listserv: The TRB Committees on Social and Economic Factors of Transportation (ADD20) and Public Involvement (ADA20) joint Community Impact Assessment Subcommittee invites all interested to submit applications for a poster display at the next TRB Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., January 8-12, 2017. This year’s theme is “Transportation Innovation:…

Fond farewell to Vienna’s Type E Straßenbahn

On July 25, 2016, Posted by , in Life, tags , , With No Comments

As Wiener Linien transitions their fleet over to fully accessible transit vehicles, the Type E’s are making their last journeys. To the scrap yard.  {Edit! Some of the Type E’s have been renovated to a low floor design and are rumbling around Krakow. Railway Gazette article HERE. } Of course,…

‘Broad Brushes and Useful Approximations’

Next month, I’ll be presenting this paper at the ERSA Congress here in Vienna. Abstract Scholars use a variety of methods to measure the size, shape, configuration, and characteristics of cities in analyzing the causes and consequences of urban form. The diversity of measurement approaches is a reflection of the…

Draft Program Released for ERSA Congress

On July 5, 2016, Posted by , in Research, tags , , With No Comments

The draft program is now online for the 2016 European Regional Science Association Congress. No surprise that there are lots of presentations with some mention of transportation in the title.  A couple of intriguing ones: ‘All roads lead to Rome . . .and to sprawl? Evidence from European cities’,  Dr….

ERSA 56th Congress in Vienna | Registration now open

On April 26, 2016, Posted by , in Research, tags , , With No Comments

WU/Vienna University of Economics and Business will host this year’s ERSA Congress, August 23-26.  The registration portal is now open, and the program offerings include pre-conference workshops including strategies for managing the research project workflow using open source software, getting your research published, and communicating research to decision-makers and the…

The “Rock Your Research” Podcast

On March 4, 2016, Posted by , in Life, Research, tags , With No Comments

I recently discovered  the “Rock Your Research” podcast.  This is a terrific show about how to be a happy, productive grad student and make the transition out of school and into the next Big Thing. Each week, they put out a podcast full of encouragement and advice from people who have walked…

New Transit Ridership Records in Vienna!

On February 22, 2016, Posted by , in Life, tags , , With No Comments

Wiener Linien, Vienna’s public transit provider, recently blasted the press with headlines about their record ridership figures for 2015. The catchiest one? More people in Vienna now carry a Jahreskarte (annual pass) than there are registered vehicles in the city. 700,000 people signed up for the annual pass program for…

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