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The University of Auckland in collaboration with the Auckland Forecasting Centre, The New Zealand Ministry of Transport and the New Zealand Transport Agency are pleased to announce the combined 39th Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF) and the 4th Transport Knowledge Conference (TKC) to be held in Auckland, New Zealand from 27th to 29th Nov 2017.

ATRF is the principal transport research conference in Australia and New Zealand. It brings together transport researchers, policymakers, advisors and practitioners from a range of disciplines to share and build upon the latest research and thinking.

The Transport Knowledge Conference is an annual New Zealand event, organised by the NZ Ministry of Transport, which provides a forum for people working across the transport sector to share, build and maintain their transport knowledge. This year’s conference theme is “Managing transport demand: Technologies, social and economic impacts”. It will feature data, information and research that will contribute to our understanding of the fiscal, infrastructure, business, economic, social and access impacts of transport demand management interventions.

Additionally the NZ Ministry of Transport is organising an OECD/International Transport Forum Roundtable in Auckland on the 30th Nov and 1st Dec 2017, immediately following the ATRF/TKC conference. Full conference registrants will have the opportunity to attend the Roundtable discussions as observers. Details about the Roundtable (such as venue, seats availability and registration process) will be made available directly to full registrants.

The ATRF/TKC conference will be hosted by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the Transportation Research Centre, at the Grafton Campus of The University of Auckland.

We expect a high calibre of speakers from across the New Zealand and Australian public sector, academic community, and research organisations will contribute to these events. These combined events will attract a significant presence of international transport experts attending the conference. The week will provide an excellent opportunity for central and local government agencies, industry, academic and research institutions in Australasia to participate in discussion of current and emerging transport issues.

The annual conference alternates between various states in Australia and New Zealand.  Please visit the ATRF website for more information and previous conference papers.

We are pleased to invite submissions of either Research-based or Professional Practice papers for consideration for inclusion in the conference programme.  You will need to use the paper template to prepare your paper and you must be registered to attend ATRF/TKC conference in 2017 in order to present an accepted paper.

Auckland is a vibrant and multicultural city with lots to see and do. It is New Zealand’s leading city and home to the largest Maori and Polynesian populations in the world. It is also considered by many the Gateway to the Pacific and its many cultures. For our international guests, please take the opportunity to plan an extended stay while you are here to explore the city and its many features, including cultural experiences and geological sites.

Please join the mailing list using the contact form to the right to be kept informed on latest information on the programme, activities and key speakers.

Come join us in Tamaki Makaurau, Auckland, Aotearoa, Land of the Long White Cloud, New Zealand in November 2017.

Douglas Wilson, Seosamh Costello
Co-chairs on behalf of the Local ATRF Organising Committee

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