Articles in the category 'Awards'...

Town and Country Planning Association (Scotland) prize

| Planning, Awards, Environment, Geddes Institute

Town and Regional Planning at the University of Dundee recently awarded the Town and Country Planning Association (Scotland) Prize for the best student in the MSc Spatial Planning course to Ryan Blair. Ryan recently graduated with distinction in the MSc Spatial Planning with Environmental Assessment and previously graduated with a first class honours degree in geography from the University of Dundee. He is now a licentiate of the Royal Town Planning Institute and hopes to obtain the Chartered status in good time.On receiving this award Ryan said "I am honoured to have been selected as the recipient of the ...

Husam Al Waer awarded Reed and Mallik Ltd journal prize

| Architecture,Awards,CECHR,Planning, Geddes Institute, Place-making

Congratulations to Husam Al Waer who has been awarded the Reed and Mallik Ltd journal prize (for the best paper in journal) for his paper ‘Improving contemporary approaches to the master planning process’ published in the journal Urban Design and Planning (Vol 167 issueDP1). Each year, ICE Publishing acknowledges the best work published in their journals at the ICE Publishing Awards ceremony. We award authors from both industry and academia who have produced work judged by their peers to be of exceptional quality and benefit to the civil engineering and science community. Each paper is free to ...

Barbara Illsley - Chancellor’s Award for Lifetime Contribution to Teaching

| Environment, Planning, Geddes Institute, Awards, Lectures & Workshops

Barbara Illsley, Senior Lecturer in Town and Regional Planning and winner of the University of the Dundee Chancellor’s Award for Lifetime Contribution to Teaching in 2014, presented a Discovery Days lecture on 9 January, 2015, entitled ‘The education of tomorrow’s town planners’. Barbara explained that town planning has a long history both as an academic discipline and a professional activity dating back over a century.  This dual identity presents educators with challenges and opportunities; graduates need to have both in-depth knowledge and understanding of the discipline whi...

Dundee students on top at Drawing Places

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| Planning, Environment, Awards

Dundee students came out on top against students from Herriot Watt at this year's Drawing Places event, winning the prize for their masterplanning of an area of Knockroon. Drawing Places is a Scottish Government initiative, intended to to bring planners and engineers back-to-basics on how to draw and visualise places. This session, aimed at students who are new to planning, was held over two days (12/13 Nov) at Dumfries House, in collaboratrion with the Prince's Foundation. After an intensive day spent developing drawing skills - and producing some impressive sketchbooks - the students visited Knockroon, t...

Inspiring Mugs?

| Planning, Awards, Environment,news 2014

Town and Regional Planning staff Anne Thomas-Cumming, Vincent Onyango and Deborah Peel would very much like to thank their students for their nominations for this year’s category: Most Inspirational Teaching of Undergraduates. This DUSA initiative is a fantastic example of how students can tell their lecturers about what makes a difference. Feedback is important for all of us and the Town and Regional Planning staff are most appreciative of these nominations. It is, of course, our aim to create a transformational learning environment for all students but this award is a clear way of telling us we are...

Icing on the Cake?

| Planning,Environment,Awards

Town and Regional Planning were delighted that Barbara Illsley’s excellent teaching was acknowledged when she received one of the College of Arts and Social Sciences’ 2014 Teaching and Good Practice Awards under the “Transformational Teaching: Creating Wider Impact” category. The Course Team had nominated Barbara for a range of learning and teaching initiatives she has developed over the years and which have helped to raise the profile of planning amongst the general public. In selecting just one of her initiatives, Barbara talked about her work with primary and secondary schools an...

Dundee City Council Civic Award 2013/2014

| Planning, Awards,news 2014

The Annual Dundee City Council Civic Award for third year students of Town and Regional Planning at Dundee University School of the Environment took place on Wednesday 26 Feb 2014.  The Project involved the proposed redevelopment of a site with the Central Waterfront area (referred to as Plot 2 on Dundee Waterfront Masterplan document). Currently, a Council car parking site, the site is adjourned by Yeaman Shore on the North, Union Street on the East, South Marketgait on the South and West Marketgait on the West. Five shortlisted finalists were judged by City Development Convener, Will Dawson and the ...