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RTPI Awards for Research Excellence Finalists

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

We had particularly strong entries this year - reflecting the research strength of accredited planning schools and consultancies around the world - and after several months of marking and deliberation, judges shortlisted the following four entries from each category.

Winning and commended entries will be announced on 3 September during the opening ceremony of the UK-Ireland Planning Research Conference, in Sheffield.

 

Academic Award

Assessing the Impacts of Extending Permitted Development Rights to Office-to-Residential Change of Use in England

Ben Clifford, Jessica Ferm, Nicola Livingstone, Patricia Canelas (Bartlett School of Planning, University College London)

Neighbourhood Walkability and Incidence of Hypertension: Findings from the Study of 429,334 UK Biobank Participants

Chinmoy Sarkar (Healthy High Density Cities Lab, HKUrbanLab, The University of Hong Kong), Chris Webster (HKUrbanLab, The University of Hong Kong), Chris Webster (Healthy High Density Cities Lab, HKUrbanLab, The University of Hong Kong), John Gallacher (Department of Psychiatry, Oxford University)

Spatial Variation of Self-Containment and Jobs-Housing Balance in Shenzhen Using Cellphone Big Data

Xingang Zhou (College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, and; Department of Urban Planning and Design, The University of Hong Kong), Anthony G. O. Yeh (Department of Urban Planning and Design, The University of Hong Kong), Yang Yue (School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Shenzhen University)

Street Appeal: The Value of Street Improvements

Matthew Carmona, Tommaso Gabrieli, Robin Hickman, Terpsi Laopoulou, Nicola Livingstone (Bartlett School of Planning, University College London)

 

Student Award

A GIS-based Walkability Index for the City of Cape Town (masters dissertation)

Schalk Willem van Heerden (School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, University of Cape Town)

The Role of Planning in Supporting Build to Rent (masters Dissertation)

Carol Algar (School of Architecture and Design, University of Brighton)

All Roads Lead to Homes? Planning by Appeal and the Cameron Governments, 2012 – 2016 (masters dissertation)

Rob Mason (Department of Urban Studies and Planning, University of Sheffield)

What do they know? The Power and Potential of Story in Planning [PhD thesis]

Jason Matthew Slade (Department of Urban Studies and Planning, University of Sheffield)

 

Early Career Award

Estimates of Transaction Costs in Transfer of Development Rights Programs

Sina Shahab (School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy, University College Dublin), J. Peter Clinch (Geary Institute, University College Dublin), Eoin O'Neill (University College Dublin)

Urban Fortunes and Skeleton Cityscapes: Real Estate and Late Urbanization in Kigali and Addis Ababa

Tom Goodfellow (Department of Urban Studies and Planning, University of Sheffield)

Prepared for the Silver Tsunami? An Examination of Municipal Old-Age Dependency and Age-Friendly Policy in Ontario, Canada

Maxwell D. Hartt (Cardiff University), Samantha Biglieri (School of Planning, University of Waterloo)

Mind the Missing Links in China's Urbanizing Landscape: The Phenomenon of Broken Intercity Trunk Roads and its Underpinnings

Xingjian Liu, Jiangping Zhou (Department of Urban Planning and Design, University of Hong Kong)

 

Sir Peter Hall Award

Building with Nature

Gemma Jerome (Gloucester Wildlife Trust and the Centre for Sustainable Planning and Environments, University of the West of England), Danielle Sinnett, Nick Smith, Tom Calvert, Sarah Burgess, Louise King (Centre for Sustainable Planning and Environments, University of the West of England)

Clyde Regional Marine Plan Public Dialogue

Peter Phillips, Paula Orr, Izzy Cotton (Collingwood Environmental Planning), Jasper Kenter, Jake Ainscough, Lucy Greenhill (Scottish Association for Marine Science Research Services Limited), Ellie Murtagh, Philip Mellor (University of Strathclyde)

Neo-Advocacy Planning: Enabling Participatory Planning

Gavin Parker and Emma Street (Department of Real Estate and Planning, University of Reading)

Planning for Religious Diversity: Developing Faith and Place Knowledge Exchange Networks

Richard Gale (School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University), Andrew Rogers (Department of Humanities, University of Roehampton)

 

Consultancy Award

Clyde Regional Marine Plan Public Dialogue

Peter Phillips, Paula Orr, Izzy Cotton (Collingwood Environmental Planning), Jasper Kenter, Jake Ainscough, Lucy Greenhill (Scottish Association for Marine Science Research Services Limited), Ellie Murtagh, Philip Mellor (University of Strathclyde)

Risky Business? Investing in Heritage at Risk

Iain Rhind, Joe Sarling (Lichfields)

Healthy Planning and Regeneration: Innovations in Community Engagement, Policy and Monitoring

Helen Pineo (BRE and Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering, UCL), Simon Bevan, Andrew Ruck, Clizia Deidda (Southwark Council)

Homes on Our High Streets: How to Unlock Residential Development on our High Streets

Joe Sarling, Martin Taylor (Lichfields)

 

Further information

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