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.

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