UNESCAP calls for papers for the 85th issue of the Transport and Communications Bulletin

Sustainable urban transport practices are necessary to support the continued growth of cities in the region. Innovative policies and integrated transport planning which address the growing problems of fossil fuel consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, traffic congestion and road accidents, are needed in order to provide a better quality of life for the people.

In this regard, the United Nations Economic Commission for Asia Pacific (ESCAP) is calling for original research on effective and practical policies to enhance the sustainability and inclusiveness of urban transportation systems, with a focus on cities in the Asia and the Pacific region. Selected papers will be published in the 85th issue of the Transport and Communications Bulletin for Asia and the Pacific, with the theme Sustainable and Inclusive Urban Transportation Systems. 

Interested authors are requested to send an abstract (no more than 200 words) to the Editor, Transport Division (escap-ttd@un.org) and Mr. Peter O’Neill, Chief, Transport Policy and Development Section, Transport Division, ESCAP (oneillp@un.org) not later than 27 February 2015. Following an internal review, authors will be asked to submit their full articles. The deadline of submission for the final paper is 30 June 2015. Completed articles may not exceed 7,500 words, including tables, figures and bibliographical references, and has to follow the format specified in the “Guidelines for contributors” (to be emailed). The Bulletin will be published online in the last quarter of 2015.

For detailed information, please see the full-text of the call for submissions.