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International Symposium on High-speed Railway and Regional Development
高铁与区域发展国际研讨会

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 BACKGROUND 

High-speed Railway (HSR) not only enhances accessibility between cities but also stimulates regional development. Since the first HSR line, Shinkansen, began service in Japan in 1964, many European countries have started to build up HSR between core cities. Though the inception of HSR in China was about 40 years late, the development of HSR has made astonishing achievements in the past ten years. By the end of 2021, China has the largest HSR network with a total length of about 40,000 km. As a national strategy to facilitate economic development in China, HSR lines have covered not only first-tier but also second- and third-tier cities. Under these circumstances, research on the impacts of HSR on regional development is imperative in ensuring sustainability. Hence, this symposium provides a platform to discuss various opportunities and challenges of developing and enhancing HSR services (both hardware and software) in future cities. We aim to bring the latest research worldwide in discerning the nexus among the HSR and regional development from an interdisciplinary perspective, opening the way for planning accessible, efficient, equitable and thus sustainable transport futures.

 DATE & TIME 

10 May 2022 (Tuesday)

3 pm to 8:30 pm HK Time 
(8 am to 1:30 pm British Summer Time)

 LANGUAGE 

English,
supplemented by Putonghua

(ppt in English)

 REGISTRATION 

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Prior registration is required.
Interested participants should register with the Symposium Secretary,Mr Zhiran HUANG at huangzr@connect.hku.hk.

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 CO-CHAIRS 

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Becky P.Y. LOO 卢佩莹

Professor, The University of Hong Kong
Chang Jiang Chair Professor, Jiangxi Normal University
Honorary Professor, University College London

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Hui LIN 林珲

Professor and Dean of the School of Geography
and Environment, Jiangxi Normal University

 SPEAKERS 

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Dr Guillaume
CARROUET

University of Perpignan Via Domitia,

France

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Professor Roger
VICKERMAN

The University of Kent,

UK

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Dr Chia-Lin
CHEN

University of Liverpool,

UK

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Professor Jiaoe
WANG

Chinese Academy of Sciences,

China

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Professor
Becky P.Y. LOO

The University of Hong Kong,

China

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Dr Lei
WANG

Chinese Academy of Sciences,

China

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Dr Amparo
MOYANO

University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

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Professor Hangjun YANG

The University of International
Business and Economics, China

 Closing Keynote 
 Opening Keynote 

 TENTATIVE PROGRAMME 

Opening
(HKT: 15:00 to 15:10/BST: 08:00 to 08:10)
 
Professor Hui LIN

Jiangxi Normal University, China

 

Opening Keynote
(HKT: 15:10 to 16:00/ BST: 08:10 to 09:00)
 
Session Chair

Professor Roger VICKERMAN, University of Kent, UK

Location Matters: High-speed railway stations in city evolution

Professor Becky P.Y. LOO, The University of Hong Kong, China

 

Session 1 High-Speed Rail and Regional Impacts-Learning from Europe
(HKT: 16:00 to 17:30/ BST: 09:00 to 10:30)
 
Session Chair

Dr Chia-Lin CHEN, University of Liverpool, UK

 
British approaches to high-speed rail and its wider impacts on regional development:
From Inter-city125 to HS1 and the future HS2

Dr Chia-Lin CHEN, University of Liverpool, UK


30 year-experience of the Spanish HSR system and its regional influence:
Learnings and future challenges

Dr Amparo MOYANO, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain


The long story of HSR in France:Lessons and future prospects

Dr Guillaume CARROUET, University of Perpignan Via Domitia, France

 

Short Break
Session 2 High-speed Rail and Regional Development in China
(HKT: 18:00 to 19:30 / BST: 11:00 to 12:30)
Session Chair

Professor Jiaoe WANG, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China


Competition between high-speed trains and air travel in China:
From a spatial to spatiotemporal perspective

Professor Jiaoe WANG, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China


The impact of high-speed rail competition on airlines’ on-time performance:
Theoretical and empirical evidence from China

Professor Hangjun YANG, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China


High-speed rail network expansion and station area development in the Yangtze River Delta, China

Dr Lei WANG, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

 

Closing Keynote
(HKT: 19:30 to 20:20/ BST: 12:30 to 13:20)
 
Session Chair

Professor Becky P.Y. LOO, The University of Hong Kong, China

50 years of experience with high-speed rail

Professor Roger VICKERMAN, University of Kent, UK

 

Closing Remarks
(HKT: 20:20 to 20:30/ BST: 13:20 to 13:30)

 

Professor Becky P.Y. LOO, The University of Hong Kong

 Presentation Titles and Biographies (in alphabetical order): 

The long story of HSR in France:
Lessons and future prospects

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Dr Guillaume CARROUET

Lecturer, ART-Dev research laboratory, University of Perpignan Via Domitia, France

Dr Guillaume CARROUET is Lecturer in Geography and regional planning in ART-Dev research laboratory. He analyses the relationship between transports (infrastructures and services), territories and planning in France. Specifically, he analyses transport public policies in France (HSR, national and regional transport (especially new development of night train)). Moreover, since his PhD, he conducts research on HSR and its impacts in France (economy development, inter-modality and regional transport system).

British approaches to high-speed rail and its wider impacts on regional development:
From Inter-city125 to HS1 and the future HS2

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Dr Chia-Lin CHEN

Lecturer, Urban Planning at Department of Geography and Planning, University of Liverpool, UK

Dr Chia-Lin CHEN is Lecturer in Urban Planning at Department of Geography and Planning, University of Liverpool. Her research interests lie in exploring the relationship between transport and territorial dynamism across different spatial scales, seeking potential solutions through design, integrated and strategic planning and governance. She has involved in co-authoring and co-editing several books and special issue on high-speed rail and development, including “Improving Interchanges: Toward Better Multimodal Railway Hubs in the People's Republic of China” (Asian Development Bank, 2015), “Handbook on Transport and Urban Transformation” (Edward Elgar, 2020), Special Issue on Built Environment on “Impacts of High-speed Rail: Hub, Linkage and Development” (September 2020), and “High-speed Rail Cities and Regions: Spatial Implications and Planning Criteria” (Routledge, 2021).

Location Matters:
High-speed railway stations in city evolution

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Professor Becky P.Y. LOO   Keynote Speaker 

Professor, Department of Geography, The University of Hong Kong, China

Prof Becky P.Y. Loo’s core research interests are sustainable transport, future cities, and smart technologies. She adopts a people-oriented and place-based approach in analysing pertinent issues related to smart cities, sustainability, regional transport infrastructure and development, transit-oriented development, walkable communities, and road safety. Becky is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, UK (FAcSS). Moreover, Becky is an Honorary Professor at University College London (UCL), UK and a Chang Jiang Scholar and Chair Professor conferred by the Ministry of Education, PRC (長江學者講座教授). Becky is known as “one of the foremost Asian scholars working in the area of infrastructure, transportation and urban transformation”. She is on the Stanford University Top 2% Scientists of the world in both 2019 and 2020, and based both on career-long and year-specific citations. Besides, she has previously received prestigious appointments as a Distinguished Visiting Scholar (DVS) at the University of Oxford (UK), a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the University of Birmingham (UK), and a Visiting Professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) (PRC) (客座研究員), Griffith University (Australia), the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (Chile), and the University of Montreal (Canada).

30 year-experience of the Spanish HSR system and its regional influence:
Learnings and future challenges

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Dr Amparo MOYANO

Associate professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Dr Amparo MOYANO holds a PhD in Civil Engineering (2018) from the University of Castilla La Mancha (UCLM), Spain. She is currently an associate professor and researcher in the School of Civil Engineering of the same institution. Her main lines of research relate to transport and urban planning, especially focused on 1) territorial effects of high-speed rail systems and their influence on mobility patterns and 2) mobility and accessibility analysis using new methods and data sources (Big Data) and 3) ‘transport equity/justice’ in long-distance mobility, focusing on spatial and social exclusion evaluation.

50+ years of high-speed rail:
what have we learned about the impact and how to measure it?

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Professor Roger VICKERMAN   Keynote Speaker 

Emeritus Professor of Economics, University of Kent, UK

Roger Vickerman is Emeritus Professor of Economics, University of Kent and Visiting Professor and Chair, Transport Strategy Centre, Imperial College London. He has published widely on many aspects of transport and is the author or editor of 14 books and over 200 papers or chapters. His recent research has focussed on the wider economic impacts of transport infrastructure investments, on which he has advised governments around the world. He was Editor in Chief of the journal Transport Policy from 2010-2016 and is Editor in Chief of Elsevier’s International Encyclopaedia of Transportation. He was awarded the Jules Dupuit Prize of the World Conference on Transport Research Society in 2016.

Competition between high-speed trains and air travel in China:
From a spatial to spatiotemporal perspective

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Professor Jiaoe WANG

Professor, Key Laboratory of Regional Sustainable Development Modeling, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.

Jiaoe Wang is a full-time professor at the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). She is also the deputy director of Key Laboratory of Regional Sustainable Development Modeling CAS, the director of Economic Geography and Regional Development Department at IGSNRR, and a part-time professor in University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.


Her main research interests are transport geography and regional development, big data and urban transportation, public transit and health seeking behavior, and infrastructure development in BRI. She has published more than 160 peer-reviewed papers, 8 books and one atlas. She was rewarded the Excellent Young Scientist from NSFC in 2017. She has ever granted five projects from NSFC, and received prizes from National Development and Reform Commission of China in 2016, and from China National Intellectual Property Administration in 2016 and 2018. She was the winner of the twelfth scientific and technological awards to young geographers by The Geographical Society of China in 2013. She serves as the Associate Editor of Journal of Transport Geography, and the advisory editor board of Transport Reviews, Journal of Transport and Land Use, Transportation Letters (In English) and Economic Geography, World Regional Studies, Tropical Geography (In Chinese) now. She is also the deputy chair of Regional Studies Association China Division and Economic Geography Committee of The Geographical Society of China.

High-speed rail network expansion and station area development
in the Yangtze River Delta, China

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Professor Lei WANG

Research Professor, Key Laboratory of Watershed Geographic Sciences, Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Department of Planning and Environmental Management, School of Environment, Education and Development, The University of Manchester, UK

Lei Wang is research professor of the Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Planning and Environmental Management, The University of Manchester. Prior to current post, he was Hallsworth research fellow at The University of Manchester and researcher at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He obtained the PhD from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interests are high-speed rail effects, regional sustainable development and governance. He published more than 50 international journal papers and a monograph in Springer titled Changing Spatial Elements in Chinese Socio-economic Five-year Plan: from Project Layout to Spatial Planning.

The impact of high-speed rail competition on airlines’ on-time performance:
Theoretical and empirical evidence from China

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Professor Hangjun YANG

Professor, School of International Trade and Economics, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China

Hangjun Yang is a Professor and an Associate Dean of the School of International Trade and Economics at the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in Beijing, China. He obtained his PhD degree from the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada. His main research interests are transport economics and logistics management. He has published more than 40 SSCI indexed papers in leading transportation journals, including Transportation Research Part B, Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, and Transportation Research Part A. He serves as an editorial member of Transport Policy.


Prof. Yang is selected in the National Youth Top Talents Program of China. He is the principle investigator of the Major Program of National Social Science Foundation of China. He has received various awards, e.g., the Academy Award for Young Teachers by the Fok Ying Tung Education Foundation, the Second Prize Award for Outstanding Achievements in Social Sciences by the Ministry of Education of China, and the Second Prize Award for Outstanding Achievements in Social Sciences by the Beijing Government.

SYMPOSIUM 
SECRETARIES 

Mr Zhiran HUANG

The University of Hong Kong

Email: huangzr@connect.hku.hk

Dr Xinhua FENG

Jiangxi Normal University

Email: fxh120315@126.com

ORGANIZING
COMMITTEE

Dr Chia-Lin CHEN
Dr Xinhua FENG
Mr Zhiran HUANG
Professor Hui LIN
Professor Yexi ZHONG
Professor Jin LUO
Professor Becky P.Y. LOO
Dr Hongsheng ZHANG
Dr Jiangping ZHOU

Liverpool University
Jiangxi Normal University
The University of Hong Kong
Jiangxi Normal University
Jiangxi Normal University
Jiangxi Normal University
The University of Hong Kong
The University of Hong Kong
The University of Hong Kong

 ORGANIZERS 

Institute of Transport Studies, The University of Hong Kong
Department of Geography and Planning, Liverpool University

 CO-ORGANIZER 

School of Geography and Environment, Jiangxi Normal University

Computational Urban Science (Springer)