This year, eight theses were submitted from four universities: Delft, Rotterdam and Hasselt. A jury of academics from various universities selected three finalists from all the entries based on the economics of the submissions:
- Lessons learnt from policy implementation and how to move forward by Ines Eline Ferrier (Erasmus University Rotterdam).
- Providing information to influence dynamic parking choice behaviour in urban areas by Barbara Jepma (Rotterdam School of Management).
- Advancing sustainable transportation by charging EVs with PV power at the workplace - An optimal charging strategy by Dennis van der Meer (Delft University of Technology).
And the winner is…
Based on the originality of the topic and the depth of the analysis, a panel of parking experts from the industry has selected Barbara Jepma to be the winner. The cheques for the winner and the runners-up (Dennis van der Meer and Ines Eline Ferrier) were presented by Frank De Moor, CEO of Q-Park, at a meeting at the Erasmus University Rotterdam on Thursday 9 February 2017.