Planning the New Towns ... In their own words
Published on 22 June 2016, our new report draws on five first-hand accounts of key figures involved in the UK's New Town programme.
The interview material was collected during the 1980s and 1990s as part of the New Towns Record archive project, which resulted in a DVD of primary and secondary resources. No longer available to buy, we wanted to bring some of these materials to a wider audience.
The publication includes interviews with Lord Campbell of Eskan, Walter Bor, Professor Derek Walker, Sir George Grenfell-Baines and Sir David Gosling.
RTPI Awards for Research Excellence
The RTPI Awards for Research Excellence recognise and promote high quality, impactful spatial planning research. We were proud to sponsor two of the 2015 RTPI Awards for Research Excellence.
For more details of the 2015 winners, see this article from the Planner.
Dr Paul Cowie from Newcastle University writes about the impact of winning an award on our blog.
We are sponsoring three categories in 2016 - the Student Award, the Sir Peter Hall Award for Wider Engagement and the Planning Consultancy Award.
The winners will be announced at the UK-Ireland Planning Research Conference, held in Cardiff on 6-7 September 2016.
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