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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 Awards are now open for entries. More essential information on the Awards including eligibility criteria is available in the Application Guidance.

 The Awards comprise five categories: 

Entries must be sent electronically to by Friday 19th May 2017.

Call for Judges

We are also inviting nominations for judges for the Awards, sending the nomination by Friday 19th May 2017. More information is available in the Guidance for Judges.

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:


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