6th Nov 2012
Research into the impact of Belfast's cultural quarters on the city's regeneration has secured a top award for a student from the University of Ulster's School of the Built Environment.
Keith Henry scooped the 2012 Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI NI) Joanne Mathers Award, presented in memory of the young mother who was shot dead by the IRA in 1981 as she collected census forms in the Gobnascale area of Derry~Londonderry.
The Award is presented annually to the University of Ulster MSci Planning and Property Development degree student who has performed best in their final year research project.
Keith, who is currently a PhD planning student at Ulster, examined the use of cultural quarters as a process of promoting social regeneration in Belfast.
He found that greater stakeholder collaboration is needed to ensure different viewpoints are heard and acted upon.