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2015 Transport Geography Dissertation Prize awarded to Sam Comber

Posted by Katy Crossan, Senior Commissioning Editor, Geography

We are pleased to announce the winner of the Royal Geographical Society’s Transport Geography Research Group 2015 undergraduate dissertation prize, sponsored by Ashgate, is Sam Comber from the University of Birmingham for his dissertation ‘Assessing the Impacts of Rail Investments on Housing Prices’. This research evaluates home-buyers’ willingness to pay for rail investments using the example of the Crossrail intervention in Ealing that will improve the Great Western Main Line’s service provisions. The judges were impressed with the advanced statistical approach and overall methodology which went ‘well beyond those normally seen in undergraduate geography dissertations’ and felt that the dissertation overall was ‘extremely high quality’.

Ashgate’s Transport and Mobility book series is run in conjunction with the Transport Geography Research Group.

Transport Geography Research Group’s Dissertation Prize

Posted by Katy Crossan, Senior Commissioning Editor, Geography

Ashgate are pleased to sponsor the prize awarded by the Royal Geographical Society’s Transport Geography Research Group for the best undergraduate dissertation that focuses on any aspect of the geography of mobility and transport, undertaken at a UK university, and which demonstrates conceptual and/or methodological sophistication.

The prizewinning student in 2014 was Joshua Holmes for his dissertation Flying in the Face of Convention: Exploring the Spatial Politics of Affect and Biopower within Dublin Airport. The judges praised the original approach taken to understanding the human response to travelling through an airport and in particular the  innovative methodologies deployed which took advantage of new technologies. The analysis of the data provided a thorough understanding of the space of an airport terminal with strong reference made back to the literature. Details of the 2015 winner will be announced shortly.

Ashgate’s Transport and Mobility book series is run in conjunction with the Transport Geography Research Group.