Communications & Media

University scoops Planning Institute of Australia awards

The University of Tasmania has been recognised with two awards at the 2018 National Awards for Planning Excellence.

Geography/planning student Ella Rushworth from the University of Tasmania won the National Outstanding Tertiary Student Project for her thesis in a Master of Environmental Planning degree, The Role of Land Use Planning in the Uptake of Urban Agriculture in Hobart.

Professor Jason Byrne took out the National Award for Cutting Edge Research and Teaching, for the Urban Squeeze radio show, which he co-produced with Dr Tony Matthews from Griffith University, in partnership with ABC Radio.

“This recognition speaks to the University’s capacity as a leader in Tasmania in important debates and discussions about the future of the state's cities and regions and our ability to partner with state and local government and the private sector to drive innovation and positive change,” Professor Jason Byrne said.

 “We have a world class team here and it is very exciting about the potential we have to innovate and make people's lives better.”

The awards were presented in Perth, Western Australia.

Published on: 14 May 2018 12:42pm