The 2017 World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research (WSTLUR) was held in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, July 3rd- July 6th, 2017. The conference brought together academics and practitioners working at the intersection of transportation planning, engineering, economics and policy. The conference was aimed at developing a better understanding of the dynamic interaction between land use and transport, with strong interest in how the built environment can contribute to more sustainable transport in a rapidly changing world. The conference brought together researchers and topics from all parts of the world.
The conference program featured peer-reviewed paper presentations, workshops, technical tours, and plenary presentations from:
In addition to a thorough exploration of a wide range of land use and transportation issues, the 2017 conference emphasized two spotlight themes: technological change and equity. Specifically, how will technological change influence the development of land use and transportation systems in the future? What equity issues will emerge via future changes in land use and transportation systems? How do technology and equity relate in the context of land use and transportation systems?
The symposium included four keynote speaker addresses, approximately 100 peer-reviewed paper presentations, thematic workshops, and several technical and non-technical tours.