Idox is pleased once again to be supporting the RTPI Awards for Research Excellence for 2018.
The awards 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.
The 2018 Awards are now open for entries and will close on Friday 18th May.
About the Awards
The RTPI Awards for Research Excellence 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 five award categories are:
- Academic Award
- Early Career Researcher Award
- Student Award
- Sir Peter Hall Award for Wider Engagement
- Planning Consultancy Award
Idox: supporting the planning profession
As the UK’s leading provider of planning and building control solutions to local authorities, Idox actively engages with issues affecting the planning profession. And here at the Idox Information Service, we see our core mission as improving decision making in public policy by improving access to research and evidence.
This is the fourth time that Idox has given its support to the RTPI Awards for Research Excellence.
“Idox is proud, once again, to be a sponsor of the RTPI’s Awards for Research Excellence. The awards have gone from strength to strength and highlight how, now more than ever, research has a vital role in providing the insights that are needed to create successful, sustainable places.”
The winner of the 2016 Sir Peter Hall Award for Wider Engagement Award was Dr Paul Cowie from Newcastle University’s School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape. Paul went on to write a guest blog post for us describing his innovative project, which uses theatre to engage communities in planning.
Last year the award-winning research covered a diverse range of topics – from a study in London’s Tech City looking at the spatial conditions that mediate and support the operation of digital industries in inner-city locations, to research into commuter flows in the United States to aid identification of large-scale “megaregions”. Meanwhile, Lichfields won the Planning Consultancy Award for a study analysing the lead-in times, planning period and delivery phases of large-scale housing sites.
In 2018, Idox is pleased once again to be sponsoring the Student, Wider Engagement and Planning Consultancy awards.
Further details on the five award categories, application guidance and entry forms, are available from the RTPI here. The closing date for applications to the awards is Friday 18 May 2018.