Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment
Call for papers for the special issue: Sustainable Built Environment and Travel Behavior: New Perspective, New Data, and New Methods
• 大类 : 工程技术 - 3区
• 小类 : 运输科技 - 3区
Over the past three decades, studies on the relationship between the built environment (BE) and travel behavior (TB) have provided important knowledge for travel-related land use and environmental policies for broad sustainability objectives. However, the behavioral mechanisms underlying how the BE affects personal travel and how individuals’ travel decisions in space and time adapt to surrounding environments remain inconclusive, although they were discussed widely in the literature. New research is needed to shed light on the complexity and multiplexity in the BE-TB connections, beyond the traditional framework for simply discussing the existence and strength of the associations. In particular, research interests in the BE effects on TB have evolved, from direct to indirect (mediation) effects, from placeless to contextual (moderation) effects, from singular to synergic (interaction) effects, from linear to nonlinear effects, from static to dynamic effects, and from association to causality. Moreover, disruptive technologies, such as shared mobility and autonomous vehicles, may further complicate the BE-TB connections.
The rise of big data on both BE and TB sides has the potential to provide more comprehensive measures on BE/TB metrics, deal with the complications that are less observed by small-sample data, and unravel the uncertain and multiplex BE-TB linkages. Furthermore, the underrepresented data from hard-to-reach populations, multiple-city/region data, and longitudinal data remain novel for empirical studies, with great opportunities to update our understanding of the BE-TB relationships. Combined with advanced analytical approaches, such as machine learning and spatiotemporal modeling, we expect to shed further light on the BE-TB links.
This special issue invites high-quality sustainable BE-TB studies with new conceptual and analytical perspectives, coupling with new data and/or methods. It welcomes original research and reviews on, but are not limited to, the following topics:
Mediation effects of the BE on TB and associated environmental and health outcomes
Endogeneity among the associations among various BE and TB measures
Causality in the BE-TB links relying on before-and-after evaluation or longitudinal data
Threshold effects of BE elements on TB
Interaction effects of different travel demand management policies
Contextual effects of the BE on travel across generations, social groups, and multiple regions
Impacts of new micro-mobility options (such as scooters and emerging shared modes) on the BE-TB relationship
New concepts, predictions, strategies and policies on the BE-TB links for future cities
Application of big data and/or advanced analytical approaches in addressing the aforementioned questions