RTPI members Cliff Hague, Past President of the Institute and a former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Association of Planners (CAP), and Tony Thompson, a senior civil servant in the Communities department, have been awarded OBEs in the Queen’s Birthday list announced at the weekend. They were given their honours for ‘services to planning’.
Vice-President of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), Stephen Wilkinson said:
“We are very proud that Cliff and Tony have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to planning and to wider society. Each has made a significant mark within the profession, working tirelessly to make life better for others over many years. I know their colleagues will also be celebrating news of their awards. Once again planners, whether in government, in academia or in practice, are being acknowledged for their impact and influence in our communities and for the roles they are playing in our national lives.”
The RTPI members recognised and their citations are:
- Professor Clifford Bertram HAGUE (pictured, left) Emeritus Professor, School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society, Heriot- Watt University. OBE. For services to Planning.
- Anthony William THOMPSON (pictured, right) Grade 6, Planning Development Management, Department for Communities and Local Government. OBE. For services to Planning and voluntary services to Young People.
For the full list of Honours see more.
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