Salford Professor Wins ‘Outstanding’ Academic Title of the Year Accolade

Categories: School of Science, Engineering and Environment

A book by a Professor at The University of Salford has won the prestigious ‘Academic Title of the Year Award’ 2019 by Choice Magazine.

The book, which he is the co-author and editor, Transit Oriented Development and Sustainable Cities, is highly recommended for graduate students and professionals interested in carbon emissions and sustainable transport alternatives.

Choice is widely read by academies in the US with the award giving international recognition to title that will be part of an exhibit at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Conference in January 2020.

Professor Richard Knowles, Honorary Professor of Transport Geography at the university, said: “I am really delighted that our research into Transit Oriented Development (TOD) has received such distinguished international recognition. TOD is a key process in making cities more sustainable and is becoming very important in many countries across the world.

The award recognises our research and contribution to this highly debated topic affecting cities around the world.”


The Book

Knowles, R. and Ferbrache, F. (2019). Transit oriented development and sustainable cities: Economics, Community and Methods. Cheltenham, UK; Northampton MA, USA: Edward Elgar Publishing.

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