LEAF Awards 2013: Lifetime Achievement awarded to Sir Peter Hall
Text: Florian Maier
The LEAF Awards’ Lifetime Achievement recognises a person for services to the architectural community & their body of work so far in their career. Sir Peter Hall is Bartlett Professor of Planning and Regeneration at the Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning, University College London. He has a Ph. D. from the University of Cambridge and has taught at the London School of Economics, the University of Reading and the University of California at Berkeley.
From 1991-1994 Hall was Special Adviser on Strategic Planning to the UK Secretary of State for the Environment, with special reference to Thames Gateway and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link. He was a member of the Deputy Prime Minister’s Urban Task Force (1998-1999), the Expert Advisory Committee to the Barker Review of the planning system (2006) and the Eco-Towns Challenge Panel (2008). In 2009, he co-authored a report on future train stations for the Secretary of State for Transport, and launched SINTROPHER, a Euro 22 million EU programme promoting new transport technologies, particularly tram-trains, to assist European regional development.
He is author, co-author or editor of nearly 40 books on urban and regional planning and related topics, including The World Cities, Urban and Regional Planning, Cities of Tomorrow, Cities in Civilization, Urban Future 21 and The Polycentric Metropolis.
The LEAF Award show takes place on Friday 20th September 2013 at Four Seasons Hotel on Park Lane.
- Vautrin Lud International Geography Prize (2001)
- Royal Town Planning Institute Gold Medal (2003)
- Founder's Medal of the Royal Geographical Society (2003)
- Balzan Prize (2005)
- Regional Studies Prize (2008)