The 2017 RTPI Awards for Research Excellence are now open for entries of exemplary planning research from all RTPI accredited planning schools and planning consultancies in the UK, the Republic of Ireland and internationally.
The Awards comprise five categories:
- Academic Award
- Early Career Researcher Award
- Student Award
- Planning Consultancy Award
- Sir Peter Hall Award for Wider Engagement
The awards are a stamp of research excellence. Professor Michael Carmona, from the Place Alliance, last year’s Sir Peter Hall Award winner said:
“Winning the RTPI 2016 Sir Peter Hall Award for Wider Engagement represented a great honour and significant achievement for all those that have been involved in the development of the Place Alliance. It has given us even greater confidence to continue with our work making the case for place quality and has encouraged many others to become involved”
Dr Michael Harris, RTPI’s Head of Research, said:
“The RTPI Awards for Research Excellence recognise and promote quality, impactful spatial planning research from accredited planning schools and planning consultancies to a wider audience of policymakers and practitioners, as it plays such a critical role in shaping planning policy and practice.”
Morwen Johnson, Head of the Knowledge Exchange, said:
“Idox is proud to be a sponsor once again of the RTPI’s Awards for Research Excellence. The awards have gone from strength to strength over the past couple of years and the calibre of entries increasing each year. I look forward to seeing the insightful and valuable pieces of research submitted this year.”
Jonathan Manley, Planning & Urban Studies Journals Publisher at Routledge/Taylor & Francis, said:
‘As RTPI’s publishing partner, Routledge/T&F are delighted to continue our sponsorship of the RTPI Awards for Research Excellence. I’d strongly encourage researchers to enter this year’s awards as they are an opportunity to display your research expertise to a wide audience.’
Entries for the Awards close on 19 May 2017.
The RTPI also invites RTPI accredited planning schools to nominate one judge for the Awards. The nomination needs to be received by 19 May.
The list of 2016 winners and commended entries are here.