London young planners and six London planning teams nominated for prestigious regional planning awards

Three young planners and six planning teams are in the running to win at the first ever Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) London Planning Awards for Planning Excellence.

The RTPI represents over 25,000 planning professionals worldwide and promotes spatial planning, shapes policy and raises professional standards. The Awards for Planning Excellence in London celebrate examples of how planning and planners make a positive impact on our quality of life, creating exceptional places to live, play and work whilst protecting our environment.

The shortlisted 2021 entries are:

RTPI London Planning Team of the Year (Private Sector)

Hybrid Planning
Quod
Deloitte Planning Team
BPTW Planning
RTPI London Planning Team of the Year (Public Sector)

London Borough of Redbridge
London Borough of Barnet
RTPI London Young Planner of the Year

Hannah Fawdon, Hybrid Planning
Sara Sweeney MRTPI, Kitewood Group
Hanna Northrop MRTPI, London South Bank University
Tom Venables, Chair of RTPI London, said: “RTPI London is excited to launch our new awards for planning excellence that will showcase the important contribution our profession makes to ensuring a bright future for the capital.

“With the launch of the first ever RTPI London Awards for Planning Excellence we are looking to shine a light on teams and individuals that are ensuring our profession is representative of the diverse city in which we work.”

Ian Anderson, Chief Executive of Iceni, said: “Iceni are absolutely delighted to be sponsoring RTPI London’s Young Planner of the Year Award. London thrives on young talent, on those that push for innovation, for change, that challenge the norms, that question the status quo.

“Never has that been more pertinent than in a post-pandemic world, where planning for the future – as well as the here and now – is vital. From one young planner (2001) to the next, this is your time. Be sure to use it meaningfully.”

The winners will be announced in December.

The RTPI London Awards for Planning Excellence 2021 would like to thank Town Legal for sponsoring this year’s awards. Additionally, RTPI London would like to thank our category sponsors – Iceni and WSP

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