I am excited to let you all know about a new book that was co-edited by my colleague and friend, Dr. Owen Waygood (https://www.polymtl.ca/expertises/en/waygood-owen).
Owen is one of the thought leaders in the field of transport and wellbeing, and their book on ”Transport and Children’s Wellbeing” and is now out. Please see below for details.
Ipek Nese Sener, PhD
Associate Research Scientist
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
505 E Huntland Dr, Suite 455
Austin, TX 78752
Tel 512.407.1119 | Fax 512.467.8971
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New book on Transport and Children’s Wellbeing
Transport is a leading cause of death for children globally, yet children’s needs are rarely taken into account in transport planning. It affects children in a myriad of ways from asthma to social interactions and satisfaction with life. The book proposes evidence-based solutions using real-world examples that support positive influences on well-being and eliminate or reduce negative impacts. It begins by discussing how transport relates to children’s physical, psychological, and social wellbeing and lays out a conceptual framing of influences on their travel outcomes. It then goes into detail on how speed and traffic affect safety, how emissions impact numerous health outcomes and describes how Health Impact Assessments could focus on children and transport. Following those chapters, the book then examines the different levels of influence on children’s travel from the individual and household to policy. Chapters address how to include children in the planning process, taking children with disabilities into account and they discuss how to increase children’s independent and active travel. The closing chapters look at various international examples from the Netherlands, Japan, and China, with a closing chapter on future directions. The book will be of interest to planners, researchers, advocates for children, and of course parents.
Papers are invited which tackle following themes:
· use of existing open data sources to measure patterns of transport
· new deprivation and displacement and equity metrics with links to
· information on mobility, liveability, and health needs of populations by
age, gender, socioeconomic status, and/or culture;
· impacts of changing transport patterns on disadvantaged communities;
· impacts of accessibility and transport on upward social mobility;
· evaluations of policy and built environment interventions for
Submission via EMAN
All papers should be submitted via the new Journal of Transport & Health
online submission system EMAN.
While submitting a paper to the special issue, please choose the article
type “Health Equity and Mobility” otherwise your submission will be handled
as a regular manuscript. All submissions will go through the journal’s
standard peer review process.
Criteria for acceptance include originality, contribution, and scientific
merit. For author guidelines, please visit the website of the journal at
submission window will be opened on : January 1, 2020
Final Submission timeline: May 31, 2020
By Last quarter of 2021 the volume is will complete the publication.
For more information: