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RTPI 2010 Network Awards winners announced

14 June 2010

RTPI 2010 Network Awards winners announced

The Royal Town Planning Institute has announced the winners of the 2010 Network Awards. The Regeneration Network Award has been awarded to Dan Taylor for the 'Great Suffolk Street junction regeneration project' in Southwark, London, and the Transport Planning Network Award goes to Lynda Addison for the 'Good Practice Guidelines: Delivering Travel Plans through the Planning Process.'

RTPI Managing Director Sara Drake said:

\"These awards, which celebrate two innovative projects, highlight best practice within the planning profession. The two outstanding individuals who are this year's award winners have demonstrated real collaboration and interdisciplinary work, enriching their fellow members in the networks, and the wider planning profession. They serve as an exemplar for others to follow and deserve our warm congratulations.\"

Regeneration Network Award 2010 – 'Great Suffolk Street, Southwark'

The winner of the RTPI Regeneration Network Award is Dan Taylor for the Great Suffolk Street junction regeneration project in Southwark, London. Completed in March 2010, the project brought together a variety of partners and objectives to improve the public space and improve pedestrian and cycle safety on a key route linking Bankside and Elephant and Castle regeneration areas. As project manager for the scheme, Dan developed the project from concept through to implementation on site, working with community groups, politicians, local businesses, developers, and internal officers.

Dan Taylor, Principal Project Officer, Southwark Council, said:

"I really enjoyed working with a variety of stakeholders and funders to deliver this project, I'm both pleased that the local residents and traders are benefitting from the scheme, and that fellow professionals have nominated the scheme for a best practice award."

Transport Planning Network Award 2010 – 'Good Practice Guidelines: Delivering Travel Plans through the Planning Process'

The winner of the RTPI-TPS Transport Planning Network Award 2010 is Lynda Addison for the Good Practice Guidelines: Delivering Travel Plans through the Planning Process.

Following the success of the original 2002 guide \"Delivering travel plans through the planning process,\" and \"Making residential travel plans work\", the DfT invited Addison & Associates to update the former document with the key aims of producing enhanced guidelines, further developing current best practice, and aligning it with changes in government legislation.

As project director, Lynda Addison led the team in devising the guidelines, to produce a further cutting edge document to drive travel planning forward in practice. The resulting guidelines are innovative, breaking new ground in relation to the status of travel planning, how it should be perceived as well as demonstrating how travel plans can be delivered more effectively through planning. They highlight the importance of considering the short and long term management responsibilities for the travel plan and how this can be achieved. Practical guidance is provided to planners – both development management and policy – transport planners, and engineers as to how to initiate work on travel planning and the need to understand and integrate climate change and sustainable development within the preparation of a travel plan.

Lynda Addison, Director of Addison & Associates, who led the multi-disciplinary team that wrote the good practice guidelines said:

\"We could not be more delighted to receive this award from the Network. We have long believed in the importance of integrated working between planning and transport, as reflected by the Network, and to now have our work on the Guidelines for travel plans recognised as best practice is excellent. We hope that their implementation across the country will contribute to improving the provision of sustainable transport, reducing the poverty of access and support carbon reduction.\"

A link to the guidelines is available here: http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/sustainable/travelplans/tpp/

  • Photographs of the award winners are available upon request