By Fiona Nash, Managing Editor RGS-IBG
Issue 2 of Area is now available on-line; the Editors’ highlights include:
- A special section on “convergence and Divergence in Conceptualising and Planning the Sustainable City”, guest edited by Andrew Harris and Susan Moore
- “Participatory responses to historical flash floods and their relevance for current risk reduction: a view from a post-communist country” by Pavel Raška and Rudolf Brázdil
- From urban ecology to ecological urbanism: an ambiguous trajectory by Matthew Gandy
- Modelling green urbanism in China by C P Pow and Harvey Neo
This issue of Area also officially announces the 2014 Area Prize recipient . Part of Area’s mission is to be accessible to new researchers, including postgraduate students and academics at an early stage in their careers. The purpose of the Area Prize is to encourage submissions from new researchers and to reward excellent geographical research. The winner receives a cash prize of £500. The field of eligible papers were of a very high quality.
This year, the prize was awarded to Rory Horner (University of Manchester) for his paper ‘Postgraduate encounters with sub-disciplinary divides: entering the economic/development geography trading zone’ (Area 46 435–442). Rory’s paper is free to access for the next 12 months.
Honourable mentions go to Hannah M Chiswell (University of Exeter, UK) for ‘The value of the 1941–1943 National Farm Survey as a method for engagement with farmers in contemporary research’ (Area 46 426–434) and Saskia Warren (University of Manchester, UK) for ‘ “I want this place to thrive”: volunteering, co-production and creative labour’ (open access) (Area 46 278–284).
To find out more about the Area Prize, visit the journal’s Wiley Online Library.