Date: 5th February 2019
PRESS RELEASE: Hatch Regeneris nominated for prestigious planning industry award
Hatch Regeneris has been named as a finalist in the category for Planning for a Successful Economy at the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 2019.
The RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence are the most established and respected awards in the UK planning industry. Running for over 40 years, they celebrate exceptional examples of planning and the contribution planners make to society.
The LLDC Combined Economy Study brought together a range of economic and social data and insight to further the understanding of the evolving economy of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and surrounding area. The work took a deliberately broad approach to defining the economy focussing upon cultural and social factors alongside a traditional view of sectors and employment trends. This challenged standard forecast based approaches to economic planning and recognised the role that economic evidence can play in placemaking.
The work (delivered We Made That, Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy and Carter Jonas), has provided the basis for new approaches to the provision of cultural spaces, strategy for the night time economy, Creative Enterprise Zone proposals and measuring and tracking change.
Chris Paddock, Director of Hatch Regeneris said
“We are thrilled to have been nominated for this award; working with LLDC, We Made That and our other partners has been incredibly rewarding. It has shown that good social and economic evidence and insight can be a platform for supporting good ideas and giving partners greater confidence to innovate and challenge the ‘traditional’ way of doing things.”
RTPI President Ian Tant MRTPI said: “Many congratulations to all this year’s finalists, who demonstrate outstanding contributions to planning, producing a positive effect on our communities, the economy and the environment. They have shown how planners can use their passion and skills to meet needs, deliver high quality design and tackle environmental challenges – they should all be proud of their role as a force for good in society.”
The winners will be announced during a ceremony held at Milton Court Concert Hall in central London on 24 April 2019.
Andrew Jones MRTPI, Practice Leader Design Planning + Economics at AECOM, said:
“AECOM is proud to once again be a headline sponsor of this year’s RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence. The finalists are a diverse mixture of outstanding examples of planning, which demonstrate the breadth of the impact the profession has on quality place making and delivery in the built environment.”
David Jackson MRTPI, Head of Planning at Savills, said:
“Savills is delighted to be a headline sponsor of the RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence. The finalists reflect the positive impact planning has on our communities and wider society across the UK, Ireland and internationally through exemplary projects, plans and people.”
The RTPI champions the power of planning in creating prosperous places and vibrant communities. It is the only body in the UK that confers Chartered status to planners, the highest professional qualification sought after by employers. It supports its members – over 25,000 worldwide – throughout their careers.
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