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Ballater, Scotland, April 2 2008: Trust launch two new Geddes books and unveil Birthplace plaque! Pictorial Report Coming Soon


Results of the Sir Patrick Geddes Memoral Trust Awards Scheme for 2007- 2008

On 13 March 2008, as part of the Scottish Government's Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning, John Swinney, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth presented certificates to the winning entries in the Sir Patrick Geddes Memorial Trust Student Awards' Scheme for 2007-2008.

This year entries were received from five universities, some of whom were submitting for the first time. The Trustees attending the awards' ceremony at the Hub were delighted to meet and congratulate the students on the high standard of their work.

The Category 1 award (course work reflecting Geddes principles) went to Allison Borden and Ferdia McLeavey-Reville, MSc students on the Architectural Conservation course at the Edinburgh College of Art. Their study entitled, "Architectural Intervention", looked at a shared design for the City of Literature and Edinburgh International Book Festival in the Canongate area of the city. The prize for Category 2a (award for best undergraduate dissertation) went to Stewart McNally for his dissertation on "Public Participation and the Involvement of Children". The judges also commended the entry from Eilidh Henderson of the Department of Architecture at the University of Strathclyde on "An investigation into the use of design codes and the emotional impact of the relationship between street width and building height". In Category 2b such was the quality of the work received the judges' panel recommended, and the Trust agreed, that two prizes should be awarded this year; the first to Gille Young of the Department of Town and Regional Planning at Dundee University for her wide ranging work on "Public Protests and the Historic Inner City in Europe" and the second to Steven Orr of the School of the Built Environment at Heriot-Watt University for his dissertation on "A Change in the Wind: Assessment of the potential of public participation planning for wind energy". A third candidate in the same category, Nora Frolich of the School of Architecture at Edinburgh College of Art, was highly commended for her dissertation on "Revitalisation of Hungarian Post-Socialist Towns and Quarters". The Category 3 award (best first year student) went to Craig Robb now in his second year of the BSc course in Town and Regional Planning at Dundee University.

The Trustees are most grateful to those universities that submitted entries and were pleased to note the high standard of all of the work received. Our thanks go to the Scottish Government for their kind support in letting us join their national awards' ceremony and also to The Economic Development Investment Group, for their ongoing financial support.

 

Plaque honours Ballater scientist
Deeside Today - Banchory,Scotland,UK
By Danny Law Sir Patrick Geddes, a highly acclaimed Scottish scientist and town planner, was born in Ballater on October 2, 1854. ...

 

Results of the Awards Scheme for 2006-2007

On 8 March, as part of the Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning, Rhona Brankin, Minister for Communities, presented certificates to the winning entries in the Sir Patrick Geddes Memorial Trust Student Awards' Scheme for 2006-2007.

In this the fifth year of the scheme, all of the prizes went to students at Heriot-Watt University, School of the Built Environment. The Trustees attending the awards' ceremony at the Hub were delighted to meet and congratulate the students on the quality of their submissions.

The Category 1 award (course work reflecting Geddes principles) went to MSc students, Terence McLellan, David Russell, Morag Edward, Cliodhna Scanlon and Beatrice Nicol for their community based regeneration project in Smeaton, Kirkcaldy. The prize for Category 2a (award for best undergraduate dissertation) went to David O'Connell for his BSc thesis on "The Community and Wind Energy Developments". Peter Matthews won the Category 2b prize for his MSc dissertation "Sunset over Leith? A Critical Discourse Analysis of the Leith Dock Developments". The Category 3 award (best first year student) went to Ross Kilgour now in his second year of the BSc course in Urban and Regional Planning.

The Trustees are most grateful to the Scottish Executive for their kind support in letting us join their national awards' ceremony and to our sponsor, The Economic Development Initiative Group, for their ongoing support.


Launch of the Awards' Scheme for 2007-2008

Entries for the next round of awards are now invited. Details of the scheme and an application form are set out here. The Trust is seeking a good response from a number of universities and from a range of disciplines.

The closing date for entries is Wednesday 28 November 2007.

 

 

Ballater, Scotland, March 21 2007: Trust to launch new Geddes book and unveil Birthplace plaque!

Poster :: Draft Programme

 

28/02/2007 New Web Site published!

SPGMT at work on new web site

 

The Trust announces the results of The Sir Patrick Geddes Trust Awards' Scheme 2005-2006. The Awards were presented by Rght. Hon. Malcolm Chisholm, Scottish Minister for Communities and the event took place at the Hub, Edinburgh on 27 April 2006

The Award' winners in the 3 categories are as follows:

* Category 1 Miss Lisa McAlinden, Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow University. Title of work: The Outlook Building Edinburgh – Centre for Urban Design and Planning in Scotland.

* Category 2A Stuart Falconer, University of Strathclyde, Department of Architecture, Title of work: In search of a Scottish Megastructure; the architecture and planning of Cumbernauld Town Centre.

* Category 2B Miss Marion Gee, University of St Andrews, Research Centre for Environmental History Title of work: Artistically and botanically pleasing. The photographs of Robert Moyes Adam and ways of seeing the Scottish Landscape.

* Category 3 Simon Watt, Heriot-Watt University, School of the Built Environment.

 

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