2011 Distinguished Service Award Winners

The New Zealand Planning Institute Distinguished Service Award recognises: -

  • A significant contribution over many years to the image and practice of planning; or
  • Original research which has advanced the theory and practice of planning in New Zealand and overseas; or
  • A major contribution in the field of planning and to the affairs of the Institute; or
  • National or international recognition as a leader in the planning profession.

We are pleased to announce, the 2011 Distinguished Service Award has been awarded to:

  • Andrew Ralph ...
    Known to us all in the profession as Andy, Mr Ralph is a much respected and experienced environmental planner and resource manager. Andy completed his Bachelor of Arts in Geography in 1974. He followed this with a Post Graduate Diploma of Art at Otago University and in 1977 completed a Diploma of Town Planning from Auckland University. He has been a planner for many years starting his career in Christchurch as Assistant Town Planner for the City Council in 1978 where he undertook a range of policy and implementation work. Andy became a member of the New Zealand Planning Institute in 1980 and ...

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  • Ross Dunlop ...
    Well known in the profession and beyond our recipient is a much respected and experienced planner and resource manager, a skilled mediator and commissioner. On behalf of the NZPI it is with special pleasure that I announce that Ross Morgan Dunlop is awarded a Distinguished Service Award. Ross began his planning career in the early 1970s as a planning cadet in the Town and Country Directorate of the Ministry of Works and Development having completed a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Economics History in 1971. His post-graduate Diploma in Town Planning from the University of Auckland was completed in 1974 and by 1982 Ross had become District Planner for the Auckland Works District covering both the Auckland and Northland Regions, a position he held until 1988 ...

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