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Journal Notice: Planning Support Systems in urban transportation is usefulness to foster future spatial planning to build smart cities

Urban transportation has evolved over time around the world, especially in the advent of urbanization in cities. As the movement of people contributes towards the efficiency and sustainability of cities we look at how Planning Support Systems (PSS) can assist in fostering future spatial planning in developing countries. As a focus, we look specifically on how the location of smart multi modal transport can form part of building and unlocking the potential of smart cities to incorporate bus transit, rail transportation as well as none motorised transport. It is therefore the purpose of this special issue to focus on PSS in urban transportation and its usefulness to foster future spatial planning to build smart cities.

The Lead Guest Editor

Baleseng Tlholohelo Mokoena

Posted: 2019-04-01 More...
 

Journal Notice: Call for papers for the Special issue: Urban Transportation and Construction

In the context of the growing number of inhabitants within the city's structures the settlements are changing. We accept the changes, destroy squares and city centers, we push the greenery and trees  further away from us on the periphery. In the chaos theory, the butterfly effect is the sensitive dependence on initial conditions. Small change in one state can result in large differences in a later state.

The Lead Guest Editor

Zuzana Poorova

Posted: 2019-05-25 More...
 

Journal Notice: Call for papers for the Special issue: Urban Transportation and Construction

Urban planning is a matter of extreme importance for the success and correct functioning of cities.The buildings must always be in harmony with the local urban context,as well as other conditions related to urban transport (public and private)and flow of people in the urban environment.Thus,research related to the field of urban planning in developing countries is extremely relevant for regional development,as well as comparative among developed countries in this area.

The Lead Guest Editor

Afonso Rangel Garcez de Azevedo

Posted: 2019-03-22 More...
 

Journal Notice: Call for papers for the Special issue: Urban Transportation and Construction

Due to the continuously increasing complexity of the analyzed underground structures and the substantial research, advance computational models and methods are needed to solve these issues. We develop this special issue around the theme of Computational Methods in Geotechnical Engineering to highlight the critical importance of these topics for ongoing progress in geotechnical engineering.  Accepted papers will show a diversity of new developments in these areas.

The Lead Guest Editor

Jianyong Han

Posted: 2019-03-25 More...
 

Journal’s announcement:

To further expand the readership and accelerate the development of this journal, the publisher’s committees decided to jointly organize a Chinese version

Posted: 2018-12-29 More...
 

Research News: Smart transport can change people’s lives – but austerity is suppressing new transit tech

Even 15 years ago, catching public transport was a very different experience than it is today. You’d have been anxiously peering down your local road, waiting for a bus that never seemed to arrive on time, clutching the exact change for your fare in hand. Today, lots of people can relax and have a more comfortable journey, knowing exactly when the bus will arrive and having the choice to pay by smart card, contactless card or mobile ticket.

This positive change in everyday travel was made possible by developing new technologies – in this case, real-time information systems, microchips, wireless scanning and smartphone apps – and testing them in the real world, with the public and private sectors often working together on pilot projects.

Posted: 2018-09-12
 

Research News: Ride on: Staying upright on Segway's awkward Drift W1 e-Skates

Back in June, Segway-Ninebot announced some e-Skates called the Drift W1. These were no inlines or quads, but made use of Segway's self-balancing know-how to put a single chunky wheel in each skate – effectively putting a hoverboard on each foot. The company brought some to IFA 2018 in Berlin, so naturally we had to try them out.

 

First up, some specs. Segway says that the Drift W1 e-Skates can get up to 12 km/h (7.5 mph), which is faster than walking and zippy enough to bring on the pain in a tumble. Each e-Skate has 291 x 162 x 121 mm (11.4 x 6.3 x 4.7 in) dimensions and tips the scales at 3.5 kg (7.7 lb), and a pair of motorized skates can manage a 10 degree hill climb. They have bumpers on the sides, are weatherproofed to IP54 standard and sport head- and tail-lights for skating after the sun's gone down.

Posted: 2018-09-12
 

Research News: Electric Vespa gets smart as Piaggio prepares for production

Since spying an electrified prototype of Piaggio's Vespa scooter in Milan two years ago, we've been keeping an eye out for launch details on this zero emissions version of the iconic two-wheeler. The company has today announced that production will kick off next month, with the Vespa Elettrica to hit the market soon after.

 

As in the automotive and motorbike worlds, a clear trend is emerging where scooter manufacturers are positioning themselves for an electric future. We've seen all manner of sustainable scooters emerge from startups and established names alike, along with EV scooter-sharing schemes like Gogoro that continue to build their presence in Asia and Europe.

Posted: 2018-09-12
 
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