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Excellence in Spatial Planning Research Awards winners

15 September 2014

angus winnerThe RTPI were proud to congratulate the winners of the Excellence in Spatial Planning Research Awards on 10 September at Oxford Brookes University. Winners in the academic category, Professor Chris Webster (University of Hong Kong) and Dr Chinmoy Sarkar (Cardiff University) were awarded winners for their report, Development of the UK Biobank Urban Morphometric Platform – A nationwide resource for evidence-based healthy city planning and interventions. Jennifer Angus from UWE won the student category with her report, More than a stopgap solution? Examining attitudes and approaches toward temporary use practice at the local municipal level.

Pictured top right: Jennifer Angus from UWE with Trudi Elliott, Chief Executive of the RTPI.

Pictured lower right: Professor Chris Webster (University of Hong Kong) and Dr Chinmoy Sarkar (Cardiff University) with Trudi Elliott, Chief Executive of the RTPI.

webster winnerThe judges also felt that the Cardiff students work on Cardiff Capital Region Spatial Strategy 2013-2033 and the TIGER work by Professor Kathy Pain were extremely impressive and commended both entries.

The Awards were presented by Trudi Elliott, Chief Executive of the RTPI, who said: “I congratulate all the winners on their outstanding achievements and also to the commended researchers. These Awards highlight the contribution of academics, teachers, learners and employers into greater understanding of the creation of high quality places. Planning education and training is vital in producing skilled, expert planners who contribute to the profession and to the creation of high quality built environments. We are delighted to see high quality submissions of work from the RTPI Accredited Planning Schools across the UK.”