Conciliating the economic, social and environmental issues of freight transportation

Type: Paper
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Day: 4/14/2018
Start / End Time: 2:00 PM / 3:40 PM (MDT)
Room: Borgne Room, Sheraton, 3rd Floor
Organizers: Jeanne-Hélène Jugie, Alex Champagne-Gelinas
Chairs: Jeanne-Hélène Jugie


Post-Fordism has increased the socioecological pressures on territories at all scales. From port-cities to marginal spaces, supply chains create more and more impacts which are worrying the population and dividing decision makers. If social demands lead to ever-increasing regulation, economic issues still take a prominent place in the decision-making process, compared to social or environmental issues. Therefore, there is a great need to measure, analyze and mitigate the negative externalities of freight transportation, especially considering the looming threat of climate changes.
In Transport Geography, there is an equally urgent need to embrace the tenets of sustainable development by ending the antagonism between economic, social and environmental issues, and to propose new concepts and practices that could effectively conciliate them.
For this session, we invite you to present a research (theoretical or practical) that fits in one or several of the following themes:
• Evaluation of the socioecological impacts of airports or port terminals in an urban, peri-urban or suburban environment.
• Territorial development of continental gateways (port, airport etc.)
• Territorial embeddedness of clusters, corridors and logistic hubs.
• Coordination of environmental policies between urban decisionmakers and (air)port authorities.
• Conservation of fragile natural areas in contact with commercial waterways and continental bridges (road, railroad or pipelines).
• Social vulnerability issued in freight transportation projects.
• Climate changes and how they and the policies to mitigate its extent affect the transportation sector.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Introduction Jeanne-Hélène Jugie Universite De Montreal 2 2:00 PM
Presenter Jeanne-Hélène Jugie*, Universite De Montreal, Territorial ecology and socio-economical vulnerability at the port-city interface: the case of Montreal 20 2:02 PM
Presenter Alex Champagne-Gelinas*, Universite de Montreal, Climate change and maritime transport in the Arctic: What impact for the communities of Nunavik? 20 2:22 PM
Presenter Teemu Makkonen, University of Tampere, Tommi Inkinen*, University of Turku, Sectoral and technological systems of environmental innovation: the case of marine scrubber systems 20 2:42 PM
Presenter Serena Alexander*, San Jose State University, Andy Goetz, University of Denver , Urban Goods Movement and Local Climate Action Plans: Assessing strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from urban freight transportation 20 3:02 PM
Discussant Jeanne-Hélène Jugie Universite De Montreal 18 3:22 PM

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