As the culmination of the RTPI’s 2014 Awards for Planning Excellence, the main ceremony was held at the Shaw Theatre in Euston, London. Kevin was compering, following a long line of media personalities and newsreaders who had performed the role previously. Given the centenary year, there were a number of links to early planning and planners, including George Bernard Shaw himself, and Stanley Adshead, one of the pioneer planning educators. But the key was celebrating the achievements of all the great finalists, assessed in a process led by Sir Terry Farrell, the head judge.
The full drama of the evening, including all the winners, is captured on the RTPI’s photostream. What was impressive was the commitment and achievement within so many different types of planning in different places – we had representation from Ireland, Northern Ireland, China, Scotland and Wales, as well as across England.
There was delight from all the winners, none more so than local authority team of the year, Sandwell MBC. It was also a delight to see Glasgow pick up the Silver Jubilee Cup for the Govan Action Plan, as it is a project KMA know very well from using it as a project laboratory at Glasgow University.
Thanks are extended to all the excellent RTPI team who put the event together, represented in the photo here by Ellie Green, who also assisted the formal presentations on stage.