University of Hertfordshire

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Susan Parham (Recipient)

An entry for the 2014 Wolfson Economics Prize focused on "How we would deliver a new Garden City which is visionary, economically viable, and popular". The entry was noted as one of two 'interesting entries and the judges commented: A submission from Dr Susan Parham of the University of Hertfordshire, with Anthony Downs of Gascoyne Cecil Estates and Gavin Murray and Pablo Fernandez of Brooks Murray Architects. This fresh, easy-to-read entry offers a convincing high-level analysis and focuses particularly on mechanisms for ensuring genuine community engagement. The authors write: "The advocacy of champions is a necessary basis for delivering any new garden city, but this will not be enough. We advocate very transparent engagement processes ... which start before any decisions have been made. [This] is both an ethical and pragmatic strategy for increasing popularity and making sure the benefits outweigh the costs."
Awarded dateSep 2014
Awarded at eventWolfson Economics Prize 2014

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