For the second year running, one of our MSc Town Planning students students has made the shortlist for the RTPI awards for research excellence. Carol Algar undertook her Masters dissertation on The Role of Planning in Supporting Build to Rent.
Senior Lecturer Andrew Coleman said ‘We are extremely pleased that Carol has made the shortlist for this prestigious award. Her dissertation was a fantastic example of a student researching a subject at the cutting edge of planning practice and policy and her findings have the potential to influence how planners deal with a new form of housing in England. This is the second year running that a Brighton planning student has been shortlisted and we hope that she walks away with the prize.’

The RTPI Awards for Research Excellence recognise and promote high quality, impactful spatial planning research from RTPI accredited planning schools and consultancies both in the UK and internationally. Carols dissertation, focused on the role of planning in supporting Build to Rent, a new form of housing development for the rental sector.

Details are http://rtpi.org.uk/briefing-room/news-releases/2018/august/rtpi-research-awards-2018-shortlist-for-prestigious-national-awards-announced/
and http://rtpi.org.uk/knowledge/research/rtpi-awards-for-research-excellence/rtpi-awards-for-research-excellence-finalists/

The awards will be announced on 3rd September in Sheffield. Good Luck Carol.