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Mike Batty awarded 2013 Vautrin Lud International Geography Prize

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Mike Batty awarded 2013 Vautrin Lud International Geography Prize

Professor Michael Batty, Emeritus Professor of Planning and Professorial Research Associate in the UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), has been awarded the 2013 Vautrin Lud International Geography Prize (Lauréat Prix International de Géographie Vautrin Lud). Established in 1991, the Prize is modelled on the Nobel Prize and is the highest international award that can be gained in Geography. Laureates are nominated by a jury of five from a shortlist nominated by 240 leading international geographers.

Mike will receive the Prize in early October during the annual Festival International de Géographie held at Saint-Dié-des-Vosges. This is the home town of Vautrin Lud, the early 16th Century French scholar credited with naming the New World after Amerigo Vespucci.

Mike was the Director of CASA, jointly in the Geography Department and the Bartlett School, for ten years before being appointed to the Chair of Planning in 2005. Previous British winners of the Prize have included Peter Haggett, David Harvey, Doreen Massey, Ron Johnston and Peter Hall (Emeritus Professor of Planning at UCL).

See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lauréat_Prix_International_de_Géographie_Vautrin_Lud

Mike Batty: https://iris-live.ucl.ac.uk/research/personal/index?upi=JMBAT23


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