Nick Gallent is the newest Fellow of the Royal Town Planning Institute following his election in November. Fellowship is the RTPI's highest membership class.
Nick Gallent is professor of housing and planning and head of the Bartlett School of Planning at University College London (UCL). He has been a chartered member of the RTPI since 2002 and became chair of the Partnership and Accreditation Panel, which oversees the operation of partnership boards between planning schools and the Institute, in 2015.
Newly elected Fellow Nick Gallent FRTPI said:
“I am delighted and honoured to be elected a fellow of the RTPI. I attach great importance to the relationship between our professional institute and academia, and between planning practice, education and research. Strengthening that relationship is vitally important for the profession – and this is something that I hope to contribute to, as an RTPI Fellow, in the years ahead”.
Graham Stallwood FRTPI, Chair of the RTPI Board of Trustees said:
“Nick’s commitment to raising the standard of planning education over the past twenty years makes him truly deserving of this honour. His work with the Institute, accrediting planning schools, is ensuring the next generation of planners are receiving the best possible education to tackle the challenges of the future.”
Nick has been involved in accredited planning education for the past 20 years – primarily at UCL, but also as a visiting lecturer, external examiner and partnership board member or chair at several other UK and overseas universities.
His research and consultancy work is chiefly concerned with different aspects of planning for housing and with rural communities’ engagements with planning and development processes. He has written and edited numerous books on these subjects and many articles for academic and professional journals.
Nick is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and of the Royal Society of Arts – and currently edits the journal Progress in Planning for Elsevier.