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ATRF 2020 Webinar: 'Work Beyond COVID-19' – 30 November 2020

In lieu of this year’s annual conference, the ATRF Scientific Committee held a free Webinar on the issue of Work Beyond COVID-19. Topics such as workplace and wellbeing, resilience, new global trends in mobility and the role of spatial and temporal flexibility will form lively debate and interaction.

A copy of the event brochure is available here ATRF 2020: 'Work Beyond COVID-19'

A recording of the event is available at and a follow-up post by Professor Glenn Lyons is available at


The ATRF Executive Committee and the ATRF 2020 Local Organising Committee have decided to postpone the 42nd ATRF, which was scheduled to take place in Brisbane this November, to the second half of 2021. This difficult decision was made in light of the many months of uncertainty arising from the COVID-19 situation.

Please keep checking in with us for updates and interim events that may be planned. Your ongoing support is very much appreciated.


The Professional Practice Paper Prize for the author(s) of the best Professional Practice paper at the conference was awarded to Patrick Tsai for his paper on “Valuing Walking Amenity Benefits for Placemaking Projects.”

The Contemporary Research Paper Prize for the author(s) adjudged to have delivered the best Contemporary Research paper at the conference was awarded to Brook Shiferaw, Jennifer Cori, Luke Downey, Jonny Kuo, Mike Lenne, Shamsi Soleimanloo, Tracey Sletten, Shanthakumar Rajaratnam and Mark Howard for their paper on “Fatigue among heavy vehicle drivers: the impact of shift-start times and time of day”.

The David Willis Prize for the best student paper at the conference was awarded to Matthew John Richards and Jan Christoph Zill for their paper on “Modelling mode choice with machine learning algorithms.”

The J H Taplin Prize for the best paper at the conference was presented to Mark Harvey for his paper on “The role of distance decay in estimating wider economic benefits from agglomeration”.