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Top marks rewarded with prize-winning book

3 October 2022

Image of Jack Kinder being presented with a book outside the Glamorgan Building

Jack Kinder, who has recently completed his Transport and Planning (MSc) studies at the School of Geography and Planning, has been recognised for his outstanding academic performance.

Jack was confirmed as having achieved the highest mark for the taught component of the master’s programme, with Programme Director Dr Dimitris Potoglou commending Jack for his hard work and commitment to the exciting field of transport and planning.

Jack was gifted with a copy of Emeritus Professor Huw Williams’ award-winning book Forecasting Urban Travel Past, Present and Future. Co-authored with Professor David Boyce from the University of Illinois at Chicago, the book won the 2016 The William Alonso Memorial Prize for Innovative Work in Regional Science.

Dr Potoglou said: “I would like to congratulate Jack for his achievement and hard work. I wish him every success in his future endeavours. I’d also like to thank Professor Williams for kindly donating a copy of his excellent, agenda-setting book to be given as a prize, and for supporting our students and their development.”

Jack said: ''I feel honoured to have been awarded the book ‘Forecasting Urban Travel, Past, Present and Future’ by Professor Huw Williams.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed studying upon the Transport and Planning (MSc) programme here at Cardiff, and I leave having learned a great deal, and feeling motivated to continue my career within the sector. It has also been a pleasure working alongside and getting to know my coursemates, as well as the teaching staff who have always been so supportive and engaging.

“I would like to thank Professor Huw Williams for the kind contribution of his book.”

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