The RSPP Workshop on Pandemics, Location and Mobility will take place on the 1st and 2nd of November in Portugal. Experts from all over the world will join to share their expertise, including prof. dr. Cathy Macharis.
The workshop mobilizes members of the Editorial Team, Guest Editors and Editorial Board of the journal and is open to the participation of participants that want to take part in the workshop and submit a paper to a special issue of the journal.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on human activities around the world. Mobility, the vehicle of social interaction par excellence, was the first sector to be affected, given its close and critical link with the spread of the pandemic. The consequences for mobility and the subsequent limitations of the range of movements continue today at variable spatial scales, according to the progress on vaccination programs and the health indicators/dashboard of the moment. Clearly the links are complex and the causalities are at this stage difficult to establish. This structural pattern has had an impact on mobility practices at international, regional and local levels, changing the volume, geography and modes of travel used. International travel has fallen drastically. Public transport has been penalized in relation to individual modes, especially the car, although walking and cycling are increasing in some cities, also benefiting from new urban planning policies (tactial urbanism measures). The COVID-19 pandemic also seems to be having an impact on the long-run location of households and businesses, which is likely to change urban forms.
Monday, November 1st, 2021
14:00 Open Ceremony
15:00 Presentations from America
16:00 Presentations from Africa
17:00 Presentations from Asia
Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021
09:00 Presentations from Europe
11:00 Presentations from Portugal
14:00 Keynote Speech by Eduardo Haddad (University of Sao Paulo) on The COVID-19 Crisis and the Geography of Discontents in the Global South
15:00 Keynote Speech by Louafi Bouzouina (University of Lyon)
16:00 Keynote Speeche by Peter Nijkamp (Univeristy of Amsterdam)
17:00 Round Table
18:00 Closing Ceremony