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Awards 2016

Sir Peter Hall Contribution to the Field Award
Susan Christopherson
Cornell University, USA

Regional Leadership Award for Practice and Policy
Alexandra Jones
Centre for Cities, UK

Regional Studies Institutional Ambassador Award
Lincoln Institute of Land & Policy, USA

Media Communications in Regional Studies Award
Wolfgang Petzold
Committee of the Regions, Brussels

Nathaniel Lichfield Award
David Kingman Bartlett School of Planning, UCL, UK 
‘How is the Planning System Addressing the Shortage of School Places in London? The Example of the London Borough of Bromley

Routledge Award for Early Career Excellence
Hugues Jeannerat, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
‘Towards a Staging System Approach to Territorial Innovation

Best Book Award
Jörg Knieling, Hafencity Universität, Germany & Frank Othengrafen, Leibniz Universität, Germany
‘Cities in Crisis’

Best Paper Regional Studies
Philip McCann & Raquel Ortega-Argilés, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
‘Smart Specialisation, Regional Growth & Applications to European Union Cohesion Policy’ Regional Studies, Volume 49, No. 8, August 2015

Best Paper Spatial Economic Analysis
Florent Bonneu, Université D’Avignon, France & Christine Thomas-Agnan, Toulouse School of Economics, France
‘Measuring & Testing Spatial Mass Concentration with Micro-geographical Data’ Spatial Economic Analysis, Volume 10, No 3. 2015

Best Paper Territory, Politics, Governance
Ron Martin, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
‘Rebalancing the Spatial Economy: The Challenge for Regional Theory’ Territory, Politics, Governance, Volume 3, No 3. 2015

Best Paper Regional Studies, Regional Science
Magali Talandier, Grenoble University, France
Valérie Jousseaume, Nantes University, France
Bernard-Henri Nicot, Paris-Val de Marne University, France
‘Two Centuries of Economic Territorial Dynamics: The Case of France’ Regional Studies, Regional Science, Volume 3, No 1 , December 2015

Best Referees Regional Studies
Lisa De Propris, University of Birmingham, UK    
Nick Phelps, University College London, UK 
David Pickernell, University of Birmingham, UK

Best Referee Spatial Economic Analysis
Coro Chasco, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

Best Referee Territory, Politics, Governance
Ariel Ahram, Virginia Tech, USA

Best Referee Regional Studies, Regional Science
Pedro Amaral, CEDEPLAR, Brazil


Application Process

Nominations (both self-nominations and third party nominations) of current members are being sought for the Nathaniel Lichfield Award and RSA & Routledge Early Career Award in regional studies and related fields, which will be awarded by the Regional Studies Association Award Committee in 2016. 

The nominees for the Nathanial Lichfield Award should be recently graduated master students. The nominees for the RSA & Routledge Early Career Award should be Early Career researchers within five years of the date on their PhD certificate or equivalent. 

The nominees are expected to have made an original and outstanding contribution to the field of regional studies and the leading personal contribution of the recipient to the work must be clearly identifiable.

The Award ceremony will take place during the 2016 President’s Event on 24th November in London, UK.

The prize for both Awards are:

  • A cheque for £500;
  • A certificate;
  • Up to £200 discretionary fund toward attending the 2016 RSA President’s Event (transport costs). 

Please email your nominations or any further queries to Monika Gerykova at by 31st May 2016.

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