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RTPI recognition for graduate

11 September 2019

Richard Lundy, an MSc Spatial Planning and Development graduate, is celebrating after receiving the Student Award at the 2019 RTPI Awards for Research Excellence.

The awards, which were presented at the opening ceremony of the UK-Ireland Planning Research Conference in Liverpool on Monday 2 September, are designed to recognise and promote ‘high quality, impactful, spatial planning research’ from accredited schools, members and global planning consultancies.

Richard took home the Student Award for his master’s dissertation titled Incompatible Imagery: the conflict between heritage and development at Liverpool Waters.

Head of the School of Geography and Planning, Professor Paul Milbourne, commented: “Richard was the top-performing student from his graduating cohort and his dissertation was a thorough, thoughtful and mature piece of research. It comes as no surprise to us that he has been recognised in this way by the RTPI. He is highly deserving of the honour. We offer warm congratulations on his win and wish him continued success in his planning career.”

The RTPI Awards for Research Excellence are decided by a judging panel consisting of 28 experienced academics and planning practitioners from the public and private sector. According to the RTPI, this year’s submissions covered a wide range of topics “including climate change, spatial justice, physical and mental health, rural development, neighbourhood planning and community engagement”.

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