Name: Laura Aston

Title: Research student

Affiliation: Monash University

Driven by an interest in the role of transportation in achieving sustainable objectives in the urban realm, Laura worked as a sustainability consultant before transitioning into a transport planning role with the Victorian State Government.

Laura is currently undertaking her PhD at Monash University, investigating the relationship between the transit-orientation of development and features of transport infrastructure.

Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Hons)/ Bachelor of Arts, Monash University 2015

Journal articles

ASTON, L., CURRIE, G. & PAVKOVA, K. 2016. Does transit mode influence the transit-orientation of urban development? – An empirical study. Journal of Transport Geography, 55, 83-91.


Conference papers

ASTON, L., CURRIE, G. & PAVKOVA, K. 2015. Investigating the Transit-Orientation of Existing Urban Development Around Melbourne Trams Compared to Other Public Transport Modes. Australasian Transportation Research Forum. Sydney, Australia.


Poster presentation

ASTON, L., CURRIE, G. & PAVKOVA, K. Is There a Modal Bias to the Transit-Orientation of Urban Development?  Transportation Research Board 95th Annual Meeting, 2016.

ITEANZ Undergraduate Student Prize for Outstanding Coursework, 2015

Engineering Excellence Award, Monash University, 2009

Student Membership Representative – Institute of Transportation Engineers