The 2nd Global Congress for Linear Infrastructure and the Environment (GCLIE) will take place online over two days between 14 – 15 September 2023. Under the main theme of PAVING A PATH FOR THE FUTURE, GCLIE is intended to compliment the current continental linear infrastructure conferences, through providing a platform that allows focus on broader, higher-level, global issues and policies that can influence national and international knowledge sharing and bring about positive change at the intersection between linear infrastructure and the environment.
The conference is free this year. Here is the registration link: https://forms.gle/AFPkTwRod5JqbC94A
The inaugural Global Congress for Linear Infrastructure and the Environment (GCLIE) took place virtually on 20-21 September, 2021, and was hosted by the International Conference on Ecology and Transportation in 2021. With over 100 delegates from 24 different countries, the Congress aimed to provide a new opportunity for a global gathering that includes both the intellectual content of a scientific conference and the international reach of the United Nations and Sustainable Development Goals.
-- Wendy Collinson-Jonker & Fraser Shilling (GCLIE Co-Chairs)
Steadily growing economies and increasing mobility across the globe has resulted in the rapid expansion of linear and other infrastructure, with concomitant interactions with, and impacts on the environment. Discovering, investigating, and mitigating these impacts has resulted in the emergence of fields such as Road Ecology in the 1980s, more broadly defined as Transportation Ecology in the 2010s, and the expansion of international conferences on five continents. In 2021, we organized the first Global Congress on Linear Infrastructure and the Environment (GCLIE) to coalesce thinking and strategies for understanding the individual and synergistic interactions among linear infrastructure and environmental processes.