|International Transport Forum Awards 2011|
|Every year, the International Transport Forum Awards honour outstanding
achievements in transport, which count among the most distinguished prizes in the transport sector.
In 2011 the International Transport Forum Awards are being awarded in three categories:
Leadership in Transport Award
The Leadership in Transport Award has been newly created in 2011 to honour public personae that have demonstrated exceptional vision and leadership, and thereby have made an exceptional impact and lasting contribution to transport - be it through a single, high-profile, high-impact initiative or through a sustained commitment over a long period of time that has resulted in major transport advances. The recipient of the first Leadership in Transport Award is Jaime Lerner, visionary urban planner from Brazil and pioneer of globally successful public transport ideas.
The first Leadership in Transport Award will be presented at a gala dinner at the annual summit in Leipzig on Thursday, 26 May. For more information please contact
Young Researcher of the Year Award
The Young Researcher of the Year Award is open to young researchers under 35 years of age who have undertaken their research in an institution, university or consultancy firm located in a member country of the International Transport Forum. The Award aims to highlight the importance of transport research for sound transport policy formulation and implementation and to foster closer links between transport policy and research. The Award carries a prize of 5000 Euros.
For the 2011 Young Researcher of the Year Award, the International Transport Forum has received 40 entries representing 22 nationalities and research institutions from 16 countries.
|The 2011 Young Researcher Award winner is:
Dr. Jonn Axsen, from University of California at Davis, USA
for his paper with Kennet Kurani on
"Interpersonal influence within car buyers' social networks: Developing pre-societal values through sustainable mobility policy"
|Jonn Axsen was born in Canada in September 1981 and completed his Ph.D. in Transportation
Technology and Policy at the University of California, Davis in 2010. He researches the nexus
between transportation technology, human behaviour and societal policy. He employs a variety
of methodologies, including consumer surveys and interviews, as well as transportation and
energy-economy models. Jonn is currently a post-doctoral fellow at UC Davis, and will begin a
faculty position at Simon Fraser University in Canada this August.
The Jury appreciation on Jonn Axsen's paper is that it includes additional criteria to justify decisions with regard to mobility; analyses further key influences and that it has a very good, holistic, interdisciplinary approach. The main theme of the 2011 Summit being "Transport for Society", Jonn Axsen's paper but people and their social interactions in the focus of decisions regarding mobility.
Transport Achievement Award
|The Transport Achievement Award 2011 honours transport achievements that have "put people first"
through demonstrated excellence in identifying and efficiently meeting the transport needs of their
clients. It is awarded by the International Transport Forum and the European Association for Forwarding,
Transport, Logistics and Customs Services (CLECAT), the
International Federation of Freight Forwarding Associations (FIATA) and the International
Association of Public Transport (UITP). The winner is: