Call for Papers on High-Speed Rail, Equity, and Inclusion

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ADBI is seeking high-quality original, unpublished research papers featuring qualitative and quantitative analyses, case studies, and policy insights on the impacts of HSR on equity, to be presented at a related conference.

Background

The socioeconomic impacts of high-speed rail (HSR) systems are important considerations for policy makers when planning new lines, assessing their feasibility, and identifying financing sources. However, little attention is paid to their effects on equity, outside of studies of facilities and services access and economic development. Greater focus on HSR and equity issues by governments could help to advance solutions that reduce the negative effects of new projects in favor of more inclusive development.

ADBI is seeking high-quality original, unpublished research papers featuring qualitative and quantitative analyses, case studies, and policy insights on the impacts of HSR on equity, to be presented at a related conference. Papers focused on Asia and the Pacific and country-level research are welcomed, particularly those from experts in academia, industry, and the public sector that can help to promote more informed HSR policy and investment decisions. Paper topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • HSR systems and equity
  • Socioeconomic profile of HSR users
  • Factors deterring non-HSR users from choosing HSR as an alternative transport mode
  • Policies to make HSR more inclusive
  • Investments in low-cost HSR systems
  • HSR growth’s effects on tourism and economic development
  • Other related topics

Submission Procedure

Authors are requested to submit full papers via this link by 30 October 2020. Authors of selected papers will be notified by 20 December 2020. Only authors of selected papers will be notified.

All paper submissions must comply with the Submission Guidelines for ADBI Publications. Submissions from researchers who are citizens of ADB developing member countries are encouraged.

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