Distinguished Research Award:

To acknowledge members who have made significant contributions by providing path-breaking research to the discipline.

2023: Dr. Aniello Amendola (Former researcher of Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, and International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and Prof. Yasuhide Okuyama (Professor, Graduate School of Social System Studies,University of Kitakyushu, Japan)

2022: Dr. Igor Linkov (US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), USA )

2021: Dr. Stephane Hallegatte (The World Bank, USA)

2020: Prof. Hirokazu Tatano (DPRI, Kyoto University, Japan)

2019: Ilan Noy (Victoria University of Wellington )

2018: Stephanie Chang (University of British Columbia)

2017: Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer (IIASA) and Ortwin Renn (Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies)

2016: Ben Wisner (University College London, UK)

2015: Bijay Anand Misra (School of Architecture and Planning, New Delhi) and Adam Rose (University of Southern California)

2014: Kathleen Tierney (University of Colorado-Boulder)

2013: David Alexander (University College London)

2012: Norio Okada (Kyoto University, DPRI)