The Moss Madden Student Award is presented in memory of Professor Moss Madden, a former Head of the Department of Civic Design at the University of Liverpool, former Chair of RTPI NW and world renowned figure in planning research and education.
Both an undergraduate and postgraduate award is awarded each year to recognise the best dissertations / final projects from accredited plannintg courses in the region, as judged by representatives of the RTPI NW Regional Activities Committee. These are not necessarily the hghest scoring dissertations, but those that are key to planning in the North West, whether they focus on housing, conservation, or even wind farms at sea. A number of very high quality submissions were received this year, which successfully researched topical ideas and best practice methods for Local Planning Authorities, consultancies and developers to consider in the future.
We are very pleased to award the following, who have been offered a cash prize and ticket to the RTPI Young Planners Conference, being held in Manchester on 3-4 November 2017.
- Undergraduate winner - Shannon Henry (University of Manchester) - 'Withington: A Lost Village?'
- Undergraduate 'highly commented' - Sarah Grady (University of Liverpool) - 'Best Practice Guidance for Green Belt Assessments'
- Postgraduate winner - Emily Hudson-Rossie (University of Liverpool) - 'The Evolution of Public Perception; Offshore Wind Farms in the United Kingdom'
- Postgraduate 'highly commended - Emily Robinson (University of Liverpool) - 'Non-Designated Heritage Assets; Devaluing or Enriching England's Historic Built Environment? A Critical Study into the Role and Treatment of Local Heritage Assets using Lancashire as a Case Study'