ICT, activity space–time and mobility: new insights, new models, new methodologies

Over three decades have passed since research on the complex interrelationships between Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and travel behaviour began. Since then much has changed. Broadly speaking researchers have been chasing a complex and bi-directional moving target with both the development of digital technologies and changes to human behaviours coinciding side by side. As both transportation technologies and ICT contribute to remote activities, the impact of ICT on individuals’ activities and related travel behaviour have been discussed. This special issue aims to provide a platform for scholars to share their new research and findings contributing to new conceptual, methodological, and/or empirical advances on the relationships between travel behaviour, activity, time use and ICT, new insights and models on ICT induced trade-ofs between mobility, activities and time, spent in between physical and virtual spaces, and new methodologies to collect and analyse data from active and passive big data sources including social media and specifcally tailored APPs on travel, time use and activities. Moreover, these topics in the context of China need to be paid urgent attention as deep ICT permeation in Chinese residents’ daily activities and travel behaviour, and the construction of smart city in China is in fully swing which creates new prospect for the transformation of residents’ activities.


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  • Accession Number: 01675904
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 10 2018 10:23AM