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RTPI members honoured as Academicians

26 September 2013

The Academy of Social Sciences has announced that it has conferred the award of Academician on 7 RTPI members.

The RTPI member academicians are Prof David Adams,  Prof Matthew Carmona, Vincent Goodstadt, Prof Sir Peter Hall Hon, Kevin Murray, Keith Kintrea and Prof Tony Yeh.

This signal honour is very much deserved by these distinguished members of the Institute and I know my fellow planners will share with me the pride in their achievement.

Dr Peter Geraghty, President of the RTPI, congratulated the six:  "I am delighted that the important contribution made by my colleagues to planning theory and practice has been recognised by the Academy of Social Sciences. This signal honour is very much deserved by these distinguished members of the Institute and I know my fellow planners will share with me the pride in their achievement."

Trudi Elliott CBE, Chief Executive of the Royal Town Planning Institute, said: “To become an Academician is a tremendous honour and reflects the standing and impact each has made both within the planning profession and more widely. We are very proud of our members for being recognised in this way.”

The Academy of Social Sciences is the national Academy of academics, learned societies and practitioners in the social sciences. It has over 900 individual Academicians, who are distinguished scholars and practitioners from academia and the public and private sectors. They are given this status after a peer group has reviewed the standing and impact of their work. Academicians are entitled to put letters “AcSS” after their name.