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RTPI congratulates winners of 2023 Awards for Research Excellence

Now in their ninth year, the RTPI Awards for Research Excellence recognise and celebrate leading spatial planning research from RTPI accredited planning schools and RTPI members.

The winners were announced at a ceremony during the UK-Ireland Planning Research Conference at the University of Glasgow.

The five award categories were: the Early Career Researcher Award, Student Award, Planning Practitioner Award, The Practitioner Research Fund and the Sir Peter Hall Award for Excellence in Research and Engagement.

Congratulations to all this year’s winners, the full list is available here.

Early Career Researcher Award

Rachel Valbrun, UCL: Land, disasters, and built-environment professionals: Examining urban design for post-disaster reconstruction

Student Award

Danielle Brook, Anglia Ruskin University: An index to evaluate public green spaces: The case of Fenland in Cambridgeshire

Planning Practitioner Award

Kim Power and and Sara Candiracci, Arup, United Nations Development Corporation and University of Liverpool: Cities Alive: Designing Cities that Work for Women

Sir Peter Hall Award for Excellence in Research and Engagement

Prof Claudia Carter & Simeon Shtebunaev, Birmingham City University: Climania - The Climate Action Game: Engaging youngsters and communities in sustainable built environment planning

Practitioner Research Fund

Adele Maher: Identifying opportunities for efficiencies in the Irish planning system through analysis of the planning application process

Vanessa Harrison: Can participatory budgeting help advance gender equity in UK cities’ transport systems?

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Danielle Brooke's research evaluating public green spaces in Cambridgeshire Fenland has the potential to create real change in the industry

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Members of the research team behind 'Cities Alive', which won the Practitioner Research Award

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