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04/01/2017

Housing professionals recognised in New Year's Honours

Words: Laura Edgar

Academics and housing professionals have appeared in the latest New Year’s Honours list.

Richard Burdett, professor of architecture and urban studies at the London School of Economics (LSE) has been awarded a CBE for services to urban planning and design.

Burdett joined the LSE in 1997, where he became a founding director of the Cities Programme. According to a statement on the LSE website, he has been a commissioner on the government’s Airports Commission.

Paul Cheshire, economist and emeritus professor of economic geography at the LSE, has been awarded a CBE for services to economics and housing.

Thomas Miscall, chair at Accent and Northern Housing Consortium, has received an OBE for services to housing associations in Northern England, while Keith Loraine, chief executive at Isos Housing Consortium, was awarded an OBE for services to housing and the community in north-east England.

Professor Michael Williams, chief executive at Grwp Gwalia Cyf, also received an OBE for services to health, housing and homeless people in Wales; Robert Green, chief executive at Stonewall Housing, has received an OBE for services to LGBT communities; and Ian Munro, group chief executive at New Charter Group, has been awarded an OBE for services to housing.

Karen Anne Greaves, head of leisure and lifelong learning, education, leisure and housing at Orkney Islands Council, gains an MBE for services to the community in the Orkney Islands while Philip Young, Supra Area MEICA team leader, Environment Agency, was awarded an MBE for services to communities, the environment and flood risk.

A full list of the New Year's Honours can be found here (pdf).

Image credit | Crown Copyright/MoD

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