We are honoured to announce that the Sir Peter Hall Award for Contribution to the Field goes to Professor Meric Gertler, President of the University of Toronto, Canada.
The Sir Peter Hall Award is not only given to recognise the intellectual contribution of Professor Gertler in terms of his leading ideas, but also for his sustained contributions across a breadth of activities in the field.
RSA Board Member Ron Boschma presented Meric with the Award at the the 5th Geography of Innovation Conference in January. The video of the Award ceremony is available to view here.
“It is a huge honour to receive this award. The fact that it is named after a great scholar who was equally committed to translating his research into practical actions to enhance the prosperity of cities and regions makes it doubly meaningful. It is gratifying to be recognized by one’s peers in this way.”
Professor Meric Gertler, President of the University of Toronto, Canada