National planning awards celebrate research and education

The 2019 National Awards for Planning Excellence, presented by the Planning Institute of Australia at a ceremony on the Gold Coast on 15 May 2019 awarded people and projects from around Australia for outstanding achievements in planning.

Two of the award categories celebrate research and education. The Cutting Edge Research and Learning Award recognizes outstanding achievement in planning scholarship, research or teaching; and the Outstanding Student Project Award recognizes exemplary work by a student.

Cutting Edge Research and Teaching

Award: Creating Liveable Cities in Australia (VIC)
Project team: Healthy Liveable Cities Group – RMIT University

Jury comment: The judges commended the project for its provision of a comprehensive baseline measure for urban liveability for all Australian states and territories.

Commendation: Gamification of Planning Education: A Co-operative Multi-player game for Urban Planning Education (QLD)
Project team: Nicholas Stevens MPIA, Johanna Rosier MPIA (fellow), Nicholas Hansen, Christian Jones, Uwe Terton, Ben Rolfe, Laura Boshammer – University of the Sunshine Coast

Outstanding Student Project

Award: Ruby Rushforth PIA (Assoc.) (SA)
Project: Are the master planned communities, Bowden and Lightsview, socially sustainable from an urban design perspective?

Jury comment: The judges commended Ruby’s project for providing a well written and engaging account of an under-researched and often taken-for-granted area – the outcomes of the planning decisions around which our residential environments are structured.

Commendation: Giles Graham PIA (Assoc.) (WA)
Project: How can transport planners maximize mode-shift towards active (bicycle) transit in Perth, Western Australia?

Commendation: Kathryn Weaver (NSW)
Project: Walking with women: A female review of safety in the Sydney commercial district

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