Award Name : Gold Medal (RGS)
Year of Award : 2015
Award for : Geography
Location : London, England, United Kingdom
Michael Batty CBE, FBA, FRS, FAcSS (born 11 January 1945) is a British urban planner and geographer, and a Professor in The Bartlett at University College London (UCL).He has been Director and is now Chairman of the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) which was set up when he was appointed to UCL in 1995.His research and the work of CASA is focused on computer models of city systems. He was awarded the William Alonso Prize of the Regional Science Association in 2011, the University Consortium GIS Research Award in 2012, and the Lauréat Prix International de Géographie Vautrin Lud, the so-called 'Nobel' for geography in 2013. In 2015, he was awarded a Gold Medal - the Founder's Medal - of the Royal Geographical Society.