Special issue: Towards New Transatlantic Transport Research: The STELLA-STAR Project on the Move

  • William R Black Department of Geography, Indiana University
  • Peter Nijkamp Department of Spatial Economics, Faculty of Economics, Free University Amsterdam
  • Aura Reggiani Department of Economics, Faculty of Statistics, University of Bologna


Mobility as a key feature of a modern society takes place at all geographic scales. The past decades have witnessed an enormous and unprecedented increase in the volume of intercontinental transport (e.g., between Europe and North-America, and between Asia and North-America) (Black and Nijkamp, 2002). Interestingly enough, a similar development is also present at a local level, where not only the activity radius is increasing, but also the frequency of trips. Geographically, our world is becoming less distant (resembling a ‘small world network’; see, e.g., Barabasi, 2002 and Watts, 1999) and more local and close-by, the so-called ‘global village’ (Poot, 2004).

How to Cite
BLACK, William R; NIJKAMP, Peter; REGGIANI, Aura. Special issue. European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 1, jan. 2006. ISSN 1567-7141. Available at: <https://journals.open.tudelft.nl/ejtir/article/view/4318>. Date accessed: 26 jan. 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.18757/ejtir.2006.6.1.4318.