Sir Peter Hall Award for Lifetime Achievement in Planning History

The Peter Hall Award is the most prestigious prize awarded by the IPHS. It recognizes sustained excellence for a body of published work that has made an outstanding contribution to international scholarship and conveyed the relevance of planning history to contemporary planning challenges.

The principal criteria for the award are:
1. Quantum of published writings (books, book chapters, journal articles, conference papers, reports, other writings) forming a distinctive and coherent contribution to planning history.
2. Evidence for a sustained engagement with scholarship of theoretical and/or empirical excellence.
3. Evidence of wider impact of research contributions on planning practice and/or policy.
4. Evidence of international impact.

The Peter Hall Award is awarded biennially at the IPHS Conference. It includes a certificate, inscribed medallion, and complimentary registration to the conference at which the prize is to be awarded. The inaugural award to Professor Shun-ichi Watanabe was made at the Yokohama conference in July 2018

Nominations following a template are considered by a special committee of the IPHS Council. The 2020 Committee comprises:

Robert Freestone, University of New South Wales, Australia (Chair);
John Pendlebury, Newcastle University, UK;
Rosemary Wakeman, Fordham University, USA;
Christine Garnaut, University of South Australia (IPHS President);
Carola Hein, Delft University, Delft, The Netherlands (IPHS Vice President).

The Society reserves the right to not make an award. The award is to a living individual but in exceptional circumstances may be made jointly or posthumously. The award is not necessarily confined to an IPHS member.

A nomination form is attached HERE. For the nomination process full name, present position and contact details of the nominee must be provided. A citation of up to 700 words in support of the nominee, a bibliography of selected major works, a CV, and any additional documentation that elaborates the claims in the citation must also be provided. A nomination must be made with the consent of the nominee. Nominators (proposer and seconders) must be financial members of the IPHS. The deadline is 15thDecember 2019. Nominations to be submitted electronically to:



Sir Peter Hall Award for Lifetime Achievement in Planning History 2018:

Professor Shun-ichi Watanabe