13. Mobility policies, transport regulation and urban planning

Human rights movement theorised that the concept of dignity could be used as a lens through which to explore the relationship the well-being status of individuals and communities and the human rights achievements or failures of the societies in which they live.

This session track aims at applying this rights-based approach, directed to protecting human rights, to the transport field. Its elements include participation, accountability, non-discrimination, empowerment and linkage to the European and international standards. Nowadays, transport systems and urban structures play an even greater role in providing accessibility to opportunities like public services, social facilities and jobs. So, this session track focuses on the role of accessibility planning, transport equity and justice to contribute to the creation of ‘spaces for dialogue for places of dignity’.

The track will also accept paper of the following topics: governance and decision-making processes in transport planning and policy, cultural and social issues in transport, national, regional and local transport planning and policy, the role of new technology in transport, sustainable accessibility planning, land use and transport planning and policy, active transport, transport justice, complexity and mega-projects, transition studies for mobility.