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RTPI Awards for Research Excellence

Research Awards Logo 2017

The RTPI Awards for Research Excellence recognise and promote high quality, impactful spatial planning research from RTPI accredited planning schools, and planning consultancies, in the UK, the Republic of Ireland and internationally.

The shortlisted entries for 2017 are:

Academic Award

Supported by Routledge

  • New Housing Association Development and its Potential to Reduce Concentrations of Deprivation: An English Case Study

Emeritus Professor Tony Crook (University of Sheffield), Peter Bibby (University of Sheffield), Dr Ed Ferrari (University of Sheffield), with Dr Sarah Monk (University of Cambridge), Dr Connie Tang (University of Cambridge), Professor Christine Whitehead (London School of Economics)

  • Viability and the Planning System: The Relationship between Economic Viability Testing, Land Values and Affordable Housing in London

Professor Neil Crosby (University of Reading, Department of Real Estate and Planning), with Dr Peter Garside (Kingston University), Professor Sarah Sayce (Royal Agricultural University), Professor Ali Parsa (Royal Agricultural University), Dr Rob Harris (Ramidus Consulting), Ignacio Parreno (Royal Agricultural University)

  • Politics, Planning and Housing Supply in Australia, England and Hong Kong

Professor Nick Gallent (Bartlett School of Planning, University College London), Professor Rebecca L.H. Chiu (Hong Kong University), with Professor Nicole Gurran (University of Sydney)

  • Cycle BOOM. Design for Lifelong Health and Wellbeing. Summary of Key Findings and Recommendations

Dr Tim Jones (Oxford Brookes University), Dr Ben Spencer (Oxford Brookes University), Nick Beale (Oxford Brookes University), Dr Emma Street (University of Reading), Dr Carlen Van Reekum (University of Reading), Dr Louise-Ann Leyland (University of Reading), Dr Kiron Chatterjee (University of West of England), Dr Heather Jones (University of West of England), Dr Justin Spinney (Cardiff University), Carl Mann (Cardiff University), Shaun Williams (Cardiff University)

Early Career Researcher Award

Supported by Routledge

  • Temporal Patterns in Fine Particulate Matter Time Series in Beijing: A Calendar View

Dr Jianzheng Liu (University of Hong Kong), with Dr Jie Li (University of Hong Kong), Dr Weifeng Li (University of Hong Kong)

  • Polycentric Urban Development in China: a Multi-scale Analysis

Dr Xingjan Liu (University of Hong Kong), with Professor Ben Derudder (Ghent University), Mingshu Wang (University of Georgia)

  •  Neighbourhood Cohesion under the Influx of Migrants in Shanghai

Dr Zheng Wang (Bartlett School of Planning, University College London), with Dr Fangzhu Zhang (Bartlett School of Planning, University College London), Professor Fulong Wu (Bartlett School of Planning, University College London)

  • Replication through partnership: The evolution of partnerships between Community Land Trusts and Housing Associations in England

Dr Tom Moore (University of Sheffield)

Student Award

Supported by Idox Information Service

  • Exploring the Potential of Technology in Enabling the Inclusive Co-Production of Space

David Corbett (University of Cape Town)

  • The Impact of Land Ownership Patterns on Delivery of New Housing in Brighton and Hove

Amy Kennedy (University of Brighton)

  • The Impact of Housing Related Welfare Reforms on the Enactment of Front-line Housing Practices

Nathan Makwana (University of Sheffield)

  • Tangible Places for Intangible Products: The Role of Space in the Creative Digital Economy, Tech City, London

Dr Juliana Martins (Bartlett School of Planning, University College London)

Sir Peter Hall Award for Wider Engagement

Supported by Idox Information Service

  • A Sustainable and Resilient Northern Power House: A Charrette for the North

Sue Kidd (University of Liverpool), Dr Sebastian Dembski (University of Liverpool), Dr John Sturzaker (University of Liverpool), Dr Alex Nurse (University of Liverpool), Dr Sam Hayes (University of Liverpool)

  • An Economic Geography of the United States: From Commutes to Megaregions

Dr Alasdair Rae (University of Sheffield), with Dr Garrett Nelson (Dartmouth College)

Planning Consultancy Award

Supported by Idox Information Service

  • Start to Finish: How Quickly Do Large-Scale Housing Sites Deliver?

Rachel Clements (Lichfields)

  • Night Blight: Mapping England's Light Pollution and Dark Skies

Diana Manson (Land Use Consultants), Chris Green (Land Use Consultants), Emma Marrington (Campaign to Protect Rural England)

  • Retirement Living Explained

Sam Clark (University of Newcastle) and Andrew Burgess (Planning Issues Ltd), with Housing LIN and Churchill Retirement Living

The winners and runners-up will be announced on 12th September during the 2017 UK-Ireland Planning Research Conference at Queen's University Belfast.

About the Awards

The Awards are intended to:

  • recognise the best spatial planning research from RTPI accredited planning schools;
  • highlight the implications of academic research for policy and practice;
  • recognise the valuable contribution of planning consultancies to planning research; and
  • promote planning research generally.

Download the 2016 Awards Brochure to read about the winners, finalists and judges last year

Previous winners of the RTPI Research Awards can be found here.

The Wider Engagement Award is named after Sir Peter Hall, to reflect his life's work to promote the wider understanding of planning and to apply academic research to policy and practice.

Enquiries regarding the Awards should be sent to: research@rtpi.org.uk

Prizes

Categories supported by Routledge

The prize for the winner of the Academic Award is £350 towards conference attendance; and either a year's subscription to a Taylor & Francis Group journal or a £50 book voucher.

The prize for the winner of the Early Career Researcher Award is £350 towards conference attendance; and either a year's subscription to a Taylor & Francis Group journal or a £50 book voucher.

Categories supported by the Idox Information Service

The prize for the winner of the Student Award is a one year subscription to the Idox Information Service and an iPad mini.

The prize for the winner of the Sir Peter Hall Wider Engagement Award is £350 towards one paid conference fee bursary (conference fee and/or reasonable travel and expenses) to a practitioner or policy-focused conference.

The prize for the Planning Consultancy Award is one Planning Convention place and two one year's individual memberships to the Idox Information Service.

Sponsors

The RTPI Awards for Research Excellence are supported by:

Idox Information Service

The Idox Information Service is the first port of call for information and knowledge on public and social policy and practice. As the only service of its kind, it is valued by all those involved in creating, influencing, delivering or researching public and social policy. For 40 years the service has been saving its members time and money, and helping them to make more informed decisions, improve frontline services and understand the policy environment. For more information see: http://informationservice.idoxgroup.com

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Taylor & Francis Group

Taylor & Francis Group partners with researchers, scholarly societies, universities and libraries worldwide to bring knowledge to life. Its content spans all areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Science, Technology and Medicine, as one of the world's leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, eBooks, text books and reference works. For more information see: http://taylorandfrancisgroup.com/

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