The First Annual Martin Lowson Paper Award

$500.00 paper award

Advanced Transit Association (ATRA) fosters the development of automation and networking to advance the quality and sustainability of transportation, particularly for our urban areas. ATRA academic committee has instituted an annual paper award to recognize contributions in that area. The objective is to recognize high quality, original work that advances the thought and practice of fully automated, networked systems. The inaugural competition will be 2015. ATRA will accept papers that have been authored and/or published between January 1, 2013 up until the end of March 31st 2015. The papers may have been submitted to journals and/or conferences (in fact ATRA encourages this), or may be unique to the ATRA competition. The emphasis in 2015 is on Automated Transit Networks toward sustainable urban mobility.

For more information, see http://www.advancedtransit.org/library/news/first-annual-martin-lowson-paper-award.

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Nominations Open for Eno’s Future Leaders Development Conference

Each year, the Eno Future Leaders Development Conference (LDC) gives 20 of the nation’s top graduate students in transportation a first-hand look at how national transportation policies are developed. Students apply to the program early in the year, and those selected as “Eno Fellows” come to Washington, DC, for a week of meetings with federal officials and leaders of business and non-profit organizations in the spring.

Nominations due by February 20, 2015.

Find out more at https://www.enotrans.org/course/leadership-development-conference.

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Safe and Resilient Cities online course

This e-learning course focuses on disaster risk management (DRM) at the city level. Participants will learn, in particular, about planning and decision making under uncertainty and how to make their cities more resilient to climate change impacts and natural disasters. The course provides cutting edge tools on vulnerability assessment, institutional assessment and gap analysis, and on how to access finance for risk management.

This course is divided into 4 modules:

  • Module 1: Introduction
  • Module 2: Technical Analysis and Vulnerability Assessment
  • Module 3: Accessing Finance for Urban DRM and Resilience
  • Module 4: Building and Implementing the Local Resilience Action Plan (LRAP)

For more information, see http://einstitute.worldbank.org/ei/course/safe-and-resilient-cities-0.

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Dow Sustainability Fellows Program Doctoral Fellowship

This component of the Dow Sustainability Fellows Program creates a lifelong community of scholars devoted to developing and implementing innovative ideas in pursuit of sustainability and becoming leaders in academia, business, government, and non-governmental organizations. Under the program, each cohort begins in September and concludes in April two years hence.

In addition to receiving funding, fellows participate in a series of cohort-building activities designed to expand individual understanding and effectiveness through regular engagement across a wide range of disciplinary perspectives. Fellows are required to participate in the program’s co-curricular activities and to collaborate with other fellows on projects that leverage their individual areas of expertise to develop interdisciplinary sustainability efforts. Doctoral fellows are also encouraged to mentor masters/professional degree fellows as appropriate.

For more information, see http://sustainability.umich.edu/dow/doctoral.

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ITS Bordeaux 2015 Call for Papers

The International Programme Committee invites ITS experts to submit Technical/Scientific/Commercial papers to be considered for presentation and publication at the ITS World Congress in Bordeaux 2015.

The International Programme Committee invites ITS experts to submit also Special Interest Session proposals.

For more information, see http://itsworldcongress.com/call-for-paper-and-sis.

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2015 Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship

The Schipper family and the World Resources Institute’s WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2015 Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship for Sustainable Transport and Energy Efficiency.

Provided jointly by the Schipper Family and WRI, the Scholarship will award up to two extraordinary candidates up to US$ 10,000 each to advance transformative research in efficient and sustainable transport.

The Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship was established in 2012 to celebrate the vision and bold challenges to conventional wisdom that EMBARQ founder and recognized researcher Dr. Lee Schipper contributed to the fields of sustainable transport and energy efficiency. Apply today at leeschipper.embarq.org.

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