RTPI Research Excellence Academic Awards Success

13 September 2017

RTPI Research Excellence Academic Awards Success

We are very pleased to announce that Real Estate & Planning's Dr Emma Street is involved in the research project that won the RTPI Academic Award for Research Excellence 2017.

We are very pleased to announce that Real Estate & Planning's Dr Emma Street is involved in the research project that won the RTPI Academic Award 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.

The research project, led by Oxford Brookes, was carried out in collaboration with researchers from the University of Reading (Dr Emma Street, Real Estate and Planning and Dr Carlen Van Reekum and Dr Louise-Ann Leyland from the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences), Cardiff University and University of the 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

REP's Professor Neil Crosby had a major involvement in the Royal Agricultural University led project "Viability and the Planning System: The Relationship between Economic Viability Testing, Land Values and Affordable Housing in London" which was runner-up in the Awards. This project 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. It was led by Professor Sarah Sayce who has just been appointed as a part time Professor in REP. Find out more about the project: http://bit.ly/affordhouse

Further information on the Research Excellence Awards is available on the RPTI website: http://bit.ly/2xkejId

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