ESCAP Transport and Communications Bulletin for Asia and the Pacific, No. 83
Recent disasters have caused tremendous damage to transport infrastructure and operations. The Thailand floods of 2011 submerged many roads, while the 2011 East Japan Earthquake damaged roads, railways and airports. At the same time, climate change is considered to be a threat to coastal and inland areas: roads and railways which run along coastal areas are becoming more vulnerable due to rising sea levels, while rise in temperature and changes in precipitation pattern will affect well functioning of infrastructure and may warrant design review.
In this regard, ESCAP is calling for original research articles on the subject of “reducing disaster risks through better transport planning and design” for the next issue of the Bulletin on Transport and Communications. Articles may be about any country or region and may cover subjects such as:
In the first instance, authors are requested to send an email to Peter O’Neill, Chief, Transport Policy and Development Section, ESCAP (firstname.lastname@example.org) with an abstract of no more than 250 words by 4 October 2013.
Following an internal selection process, authors will be asked to submit their full articles by 22 November 2013. Completed articles should not exceed 7,500 words and should follow ESCAP’s “Guidelines for contributors” (attached in Annex). All articles will be peer reviewed.
The Bulletin will be published (online) in the last quarter of 2013.
|Contact person:||Mr. Peter O'Neill
Chief, Transport Policy and Development Section
Transport Division, ESCAP
Tel: (66-2) 288-1374
Fax: (66-2) 288-3050, 288-1067
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