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RTPI honoured to receive US Planning Landmark Award in its centenary year

30 April 2014

APA awardIn recognition of its contribution to planning over a century, the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) was presented with the ‘National Planning Excellence Award for a Planning Landmark’ yesterday (Monday 29th April), at the American Planning Association’s national convention in Atlanta, Georgia.

Pictured: Cath Ranson, President of the RTPI (centre), flanked by Mitchell Silver, Past President of the APA, and Trudi Elliott, Chief Executive of the RTPI (left) and Alison Wright, RTPI Young Planner of the Year 2013, and Ann Skippers, Past President of the RTPI (right).

The award recognises planning projects, initiatives or endeavours which have historical significance.

Cath Ranson, President of the RTPI, and Trudi Elliott, Chief Executive, said: “It was a real honour for us to accept the planning landmark award at the APA national awards ceremony recognising RTPI one hundred years of being proud of planning, promoting professional standards and ethics, and making the case for what planning can achieve. The warmth of the reception was touching.”

A small delegation from the RTPI attend the APA convention each year to give presentations on the Institute’s policy work and its international activities.

The American Planning Association has around 40,000 members and is the largest professional institute for planners in the world.