Hague – currently emeritus professor of planning and spatial development at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh – was among those recognised in the Queen’s 90th birthday honours list.
He advised the Craigmillar Festival Society, a campaign body for Edinburgh’s most deprived area, for 14 years, and is current chair of Edinburgh's civic trust the Cockburn Association.
Hague is also a regular columnist for Planning, with his most recent column, on the topic of conscious cities, being published last month.
Elsewhere on the honours list, senior civil servant Tony Thompson received an OBE for services to planning and young people.
Thompson, who plays a key role in planning development management at the Department for Communities and Local Government, spoke at the inaugural Placemaking Summit in London last year.
Shepherds Bush Housing Group chief executive Paul Doe was awarded an OBE for services to housing and tackling homelessness.
An OBE also went to Ulster University School of the Built Environment senior lecturer Alan Strong for services to higher education and sport in Northern Ireland.
Crossrail non-executive chairman Terry Morgan was knighted for services to UK infrastructure, skills and employment.