Prof. Isabelle Thomas awarded the 2017 Ullman L. Award


Published on March 13, 2017

Prof. Isabelle Thomas (CORE, FRS-FNRS), our CORE Research Director, has been awarded the 2017 Ullman L. Award! This prestigious award is offered each year since 1990 by the Association of American Geographers for outstanding contributions to the field of transportation geography. The official ceremony will be held in Boston, at the beginning of April. Congratulations Isabelle!

Prof. Isabelle Thomas

Over the span of the past 30 years, Prof. Thomas has authored and co-authored over 150 publications, accruing nearly 4000 citations. Her major contributions can be found in a number of sub-disciplines of transportation and urban geography. She was a leading pioneer in the use of fractals to classify and understand urban growth patterns and the spatial structure of built-up urban areas, including transportation networks. She has also been a prominent researcher on road accident analysis – both automotive and bicycling crashes leading to work on determinants of cycling and policies for promoting non-motorized transportation. Other noteworthy research touches on aspects of accessibility, commuting, and transportation-land-use modeling. In addition to research, Prof. Thomas has been an active participant in the NECTAR series and has served or is serving on the editorial board of a number of journals.