Woodend, a Development Plans Officer at South Lakeland District
Council, was formally presented with the George Pepler
International Award for 2012 at yesterday's (17 October) General
She will be travelling to Japan to study machizukuri (community
building), a concept similar to that of Localism. The award was
presented to her by RTPI President Colin Haylock.
Pictured right: Lorayne Woodend receiving the award from RTPI
President Colin Haylock at the RTPI's General Assembly.
Winning the award and heading to Japan is a 'dream come true'
for Woodend on a trip that will see her combine her love of
planning and the Far East. "I am absolutely thrilled! It feels like
it is the culmination of having just completed my 3-year distance
learning MA in Town and Country Planning, which really fuelled my
interest in planning as an international topic, along with the
influence of my keen interest in Japan, Japanese culture, learning
from and understanding other countries and community
For more information about the award, click here.