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.
Winners of the 2018 Awards
The winners of this year's awards were announced on 3 September, at the welcome drinks for the UK-Ireland Planning Conference in Sheffield's Winter Gardens. Please see here for a brochure containing this year's winning and commended entries, and here for winning entries from previous years. Please see here for a list of all of this year's shortlisted entries.
The process for the 2019 award will be announced in Spring 2019. Please direct enquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The Awards currently comprise five categories:
- Academic Award
- Early Career Researcher Award
- Student Award
- Sir Peter Hall Award for Wider Engagement Award
- Planning Consultancy Award
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.
Prizes for 2018
Categories supported by Routledge (Taylor and Francis Group)
Taylor & Francis Group partners with researchers, scholarly societies, universities and libraries worldwide to bring knowledge to life. Its content spans all areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Science, Technology and Medicine, as one of the world's leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, eBooks, text books and reference works. Routledge sponsored:
- The prize for the winner of the Academic Award, which was £350 towards conference attendance; and either a year's subscription to a Taylor & Francis Group journal or a £50 book voucher.
- The prize for the winner of the Early Career Researcher Award, which was £350 towards conference attendance; and either a year's subscription to a Taylor & Francis Group journal or a £50 book voucher.
Categories supported by the Idox Information Service
The Idox Information Service is the first port of call for information and knowledge on public and social policy and practice. As the only service of its kind, it is valued by all those involved in creating, influencing, delivering or researching public and social policy. For 40 years the service has been saving its members time and money, and helping them to make more informed decisions, improve frontline services and understand the policy environment. Idox Information Service sponsored:
- The prize for the winner of the Student Award, which was a one year subscription to the Idox Information Service and an iPad mini.
- The prize for the winner of the Sir Peter Hall Wider Engagement Award, which was £350 towards one paid conference fee bursary (conference fee and/or reasonable travel and expenses) to a practitioner or policy-focused conference.
- The prize for the Planning Consultancy Award, which was one Planning Convention place and two one year's individual memberships to the Idox Information Service.