The ISOCARP Student Award, launched for the first time this year, was established as a clear sign of the Society’s support to the future generation of planning professionals. Under the topic of the congress “Cities We Have vs. Cities We Need”, the jury: Martin Dubbeling, Charles Lambert, Divya Chopra and Hongyang Wang (chair), particularly evaluated the innovativeness of the six entries submitted under this call and selected two applications, which highlighted the transdisciplinary approach as a means of dealing with current problems and facing the future urban challenges as well.
The winner of the ISOCARP Student Award 2016 is:
Pallavi DEORE, Integral Public Realm as a Seam between Existing Rural Settlement and Urban Extension
Jury Report: “A practical and archetypal planning solution to the pressing issue how to organically integrate existing and emerging spaces. This postgraduate thesis study is another example of how successful invention of spatial treatment can transcend the conflicting Cities we have to bring about the harmony Cities we need.”
The jury gave a special mention to:
Brogan BRADFIELD, Assessing Participatory Planning Processes for Informal Settlement Upgrading
Jury Report: “A beautifully structured empirical investigation into a delicate question relating to participatory planning: how the top-down and bottom-up participatory process can work together.”