Congratulations to Real Estate & Planning staff shortlisted for RTPI Research Excellence Awards

28 July 2017

Congratulations to Real Estate & Planning staff shortlisted for RTPI Research Excellence Awards

Congratulations to Real Estate & Planning staff Professor Neil Crosby and Dr Emma Street who are both involved in research projects that have been shortlisted for the RTPI Awards for Research Excellence 2017. The Awards are run by the RTPI to recognise and promote high quality, impactful spatial planning research from RTPI accredited planning schools, and planning consultancies around the world.

Congratulations to Real Estate & Planning staff Professor Neil Crosby and Dr Emma Street who are both involved in research projects that have been shortlisted for the RTPI Awards for Research Excellence 2017. The Awards are run by the RTPI to recognise and promote high quality, impactful spatial planning research from RTPI accredited planning schools and planning consultancies around the world.

Neil's work examined how recent changes to the planning system have had a significant negative impact on affordable housing provision in London. The study, which was commissioned by 13 London Boroughs, was undertaken by a consortium comprised of the Universities of Reading and Kingston, the Royal Agricultural University and Ramidus Consulting.

Find out more about the project: http://bit.ly/affordhouse

Emma has been recognised for her involvement in the CycleBOOM project which was carried out by researchers from the University of Reading (Dr Emma Street, REP and Dr Carlen Van Reekum and Dr Louise-Ann Leyland from the School of Psychology and CLS), together with researchers from the Universities of Oxford Brookes, Cardiff and West of England. CycleBOOM aimed to understand cycling among the older population and how this affected independence, health and wellbeing. The ultimate aim was to advise policy makers and practitioners how our environment and technologies could be designed to help people to continue to cycle in older age or to reconnect with cycling.

Find out more about the project: http://cycleboom.org