TGRG is pleased to announce that its 2013 Prize for the best paper presented by a postgraduate student at a session sponsored by the group at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference is awarded to Fariya Sharmeen of the Eindhoven University of Technology. Her paper was entitled “Dynamics of social interaction frequency: Role of Geography and Accessibility”.
This session was for postgraduate students in any aspect of transport geography. The session provided a relaxed atmosphere for postgraduates at any stage of their research to present their work in progress. It is worth commenting on the work presented by drawing upon the recommendations for future transport geography research made by Prof Andrew Goetz who delivered this year’s Hoyle lecture. The range of contributions in this year’s session showed an interest in interacting with other geographical sub-fields as well as public policy. A variety of approaches are evident in the work presented and there is consideration of social and environmental justice. The slides (submitted by some presenters) give an overview of the work presented but further details can be obtained by contacting the presenters directly – more details on this session are available from the RGS-IBG website.