We are honoured to award the 2020 Sir Peter Hall Award for Lifetime Contribution to the Field. Previous winners include luminaries such as : Meric Gertler, University of Toronto, Canada, Saskia Sassen, Columbia University, USA; Susan Christopherson, Cornell University, USA; Brian Robson, University of Manchester, UK; Ray Hudson, Durham University, UK; Allen Scott, UCLA, USA; Michael Storper, London School of Economics, UK; John Goddard, University of Newcastle, UK; John Bachtler, University of Strathclyde, UK; Ann Markusen, University of Minnesota, USA.
The very worth 2020 winner is a political theorist and scholar of urban planning. Her research and writing has focused on the distributive effects of urban development strategies and megaprojects, the role of democracy and community control in local public institutions, and establishing a moral theory of “the just city”.
On behalf of the Board of the Regional Studies Association, John Agnew (UCLA, USA) and President of the RSA, awarded the 2020 Award to:
- SUSAN FAINSTEIN, Harvard Graduate School of Design, USA