Chaire gare, a teaching and research partnership of SNCF and Ecole des, has launched a call for papers that will be presented in a parallel session at the 2015 Nextstation Congress 2015, a global event for station managers and railway companies organised under the authority of International Union of Railways.
The call is open to academics in many disciplines (architecture, geography, urbanism, economy, engineering studies), from PhD scholars to confirmed researchers. It aims to draw a picture of state-of-the-art international railway stations, and should address case studies coming from all continents and city types.
Academics and non-academics are welcome to attend and take part. A final synthesis of the papers, including the results of debates, will be presented in the plenary conclusions of the Congress as a scientific contribution (white paper).
Papers may connect with following five themes:
- Stations in urban planning
- Station as new values for urban assets
- Stations as intermodal hubs
- Stations as technological hotspots
- Stations as mobility systems