The Bartlett School of Planning


Jo Williams Commended for RTPI's Sir Peter Hall Award for Research Excellence

9 September 2021

RTPI Awards for Research Excellence

Each year the RTPI celebrates the best and most impactful spatial planning research from RTPI members and accredited planning schools at the Research Awards Ceremony. This year's ceremony was held online as part of the Planning Research Conference, hosted by Newcastle University on Wednesday 8 September. 

Professor Jo Williams was commended for her book 'Circular Cities: A Revolution in Urban Sustainability'. 

We have reached a pivotal time for cities, their sustainability and patterns of growth. Cities face multiple climate, resource and economic emergencies as we emerge from the pandemic. We need to find more socially equitable, low carbon, healthier, resource secure urban solutions, which will respond to these times. Circular development may provide that solution. The book “Circular Cities: a revolution in urban sustainability” breaks new ground in the emerging field of circular cities research. It presents new concepts, provides a clear analysis of circular city practice and points to future development pathways. It also highlights the critical role planners will play in this transformation.

Congratulations also to Professor Matthew Carmona who was shortlisted for the award. Read more here.