The Transport Planning Society Board is delighted to announce that five Young Professionals have been nominated for Bursaries in the 2019 TPS Bursary Competition.

Each will research their chosen topic fitting with the overall theme of

‘Climate Crisis - what more can Transport Planners do to address the climate emergency?'

They will each submit a 5000 word paper by 20th December 2019

The successful Bursarians for this year are :


Applicant Name

Title of Proposal



Alistair Baldwin

Newcastle City Council

Climate Ethics in Transport Planning: A far away country of which we know nothing?


Georgina Corr

Ealing Council

Food for thought: The rise of on-demand food delivery services and growing need to switch these journeys from motors to muscle, a case study of London.


Kitti Zsobrak

Waterman Infrastructure and Environment

Is sustainable air travel an illusion? Searching for ways to reduce car travel to Manchester Airport by adopting successful surface access design elements from the world’s most environmentally friendly airports.


Rose Yorke Barber

Islington Council

Towards a framework for estimating the carbon emissions impact of individual modal shift projects using historical data from London



Liz Irvin

Atkins (SNC Lavalin)


Positive Visions of a Low Carbon Future


Each Bursarian will receive £500 on producing a satisfactory paper and presenting to the TPS Board.

The best paper will also be awarded a prize for “Bursary of the Year” and an additional £250, to be presented at the TPS AGM in 2020

TPS is providing a mentor for each successful applicant to provide insight, guidance and assurance, and the completed paper may be disseminated by the Society more widely, if appropriate.

We are currently in the process of appointing mentors and wish all of our 2019 Bursarians the best of luck with their work.



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