Entries are open now for this year’s RTPI Awards for Research Excellence, promoting and rewarding the best in spatial planning research carried out by chartered members, students and staff in accredited planning schools and consultancies around the world.
As with previous years, categories are open for senior academics, early career academics, planning consultants and students. Also presented at the awards ceremony in September will be the Sir Peter Hall Award for Wider Engagement.
RTPI Research Officer Dr Daniel Slade said: “The Research Awards are an excellent opportunity for planning researchers to boost their profile and promote their work to a worldwide audience. Don’t miss the chance to join an elite group of researchers, students and consultants who have had their work acknowledged by their planning peers and the RTPI.”
In addition, the PSS Practitioners Research Fund will be awarded for the first time this year. This award commemorates the Town and Country Planning Summer School, which for 80 years provided an opportunity for planning professionals to exchange views and promote education in the science and art of town and country planning. Unlike the other awards, entries here will take the form of a research proposal and two winners will receive £5,000 of funding to undertake the research outlined.
All the awards will be presented at the opening ceremony of the UK-Ireland Planning Research Conference, hosted by the University of Liverpool’s Department of Civic Design from 2 to 4 September 2019.
Entries for the RTPI Awards for Research Excellence can be submitted until 30 May 2019. There’s more information on how to enter here.
A brochure featuring last year's winning and commended entries can be downloaded here.