A paper by Professor Chris Webster has been voted the best Planning paper in Europe for 2010.
Written with Sonia Roitman (University College London) and Karina Landman (University of Pretoria, South Africa) the paper, entitled "Methodological frameworks and interdisciplinary research on gated communities", examined gated communities as an object of study that has received intense scholarly attention from diverse disciplines over the last 10 years. It was published in volume 15(1) of International Planning Studies in February 2010.
Awarded by AESOP, the purpose of the Best Published Paper Prize is to celebrate the work of the scholars and professionals in the planning field publishing in European planning journals. It also serves to bring to the attention of planning academics and other interested parties across Europe the range of academic work being undertaken in the spatial planning field and to exchange literature between our different national academic culture.