The Planning Institute of Australia (NSW branch) has celebrated the contribution of CFRC’s Healthy Built Environments Program (HBEP) with the recent award of several commendations for HBEP work.  Honouring her career-spanning contribution to the planning discipline and profession, HBEP Director Associate Professor Susan Thompson was elected as a Fellow of the Institute, while the HBEP Healthy Built Environments: A Review of the Literature won the Cutting Edge Research and Teaching Award.  Also, HBEP’s Jennifer Kent and designer, Jodi Lawton, were honoured for the scholarship and practical policy relevance of both the Review and the more recently released set of Fact Sheets (all downloadable from the HBEP website).

Meanwhile, casual HBEP Research Assistant and urban planner, Andrew Wheeler was awarded the Outstanding Student Project for his student thesis Planning for Urban Health: An analysis of Metropolitan Strategic Planning in Australia. And, over in Western Australia, the State PIA branch has commended the second edition of Susan Thompson and Paul Maginn’s Planning Australia: An overview of urban and regional planning.

Congratulations to Susan, Jennifer, Jodi and Andrew.