Student Paper Competition

2014 Student Paper Contest Winners

First Place

Crossing a Contested River: Assessing Options for Trans-Hudson River Infrastructure by Considering Conflicting Politics, Funding Sources, and Lead Agencies

David Ginsberg
Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Second Place

Private Profit and Public Benefit in the Revitalization of Union Station

Jenny Kane
University of Illinois at Chicago

Honorable Mention

Relationship Building with Freight Railroads Critical to Support Intercity Passenger Rail Development

Kyle Bardo
University of Illinois at Chicago

The Prizes

The top two student papers will be awarded. The grand prize for the best student paper is $1,000 and the second prize is $500. Winning papers (or summaries) will be published in the TPD's quarterly newsletter. The TPD may also submit full versions of the winning paper for peer review and possible presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board and for publication in APA's Planning magazine.

Selection Criteria

A subcommittee of planning faculty and planning practitioners will read all papers using blind review. The papers will be judged on (1) Relevance to major current issue in transportation planning or policy; (2) Insight and significance of discussion; and (3) Quality of the writing, argument, and documentation.

Previous Winners

Paper Competition Winners