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RTPI gold medal winner Patsy Healey awarded Fellowship of The British Academy

16 July 2009

Congratulations to leading RTPI member Patsy Healey, Professor Emeritus in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape at Newcastle University, who has been awarded an Ordinary Fellowship from the British Academy.

Ordinary Fellowships are given to outstanding UK-based scholars who have achieved distinction in any discipline of humanities and social sciences and only a very small number of scholars in any field are elected. Patsy's election demonstrates her outstanding achievements in the field of planning theory.

In response to the news Patsy said "I am very pleased and honoured that my work as a planning scholar should be recognised by the British Academy in this way. Such recognition underlines that the planning field has a significant intellectual contribution to make not just within the development of planning thought and practice, but in the social sciences and humanities generally."

Martin Willey, President of the RTPI said: \"Patsy has made an immense contribution to the field of planning research and it is fitting that she has been recognised as such by the British Academy. I'm delighted for her.\"

Patsy is a specialist in planning theory and the practice of planning and urban regeneration policies. Patsy's Ordinary Fellowship adds to her many achievements throughout her career; she was awarded the OBE in 1999, became an Honorary Fellow of the Association of European Planners in 2004, and in October 2006, she was awarded the Royal Town Planning Institute's (RTPI) Gold Medal Award on outstanding achievement in the field of town and country planning.