Jane Healey Brown is the newest Fellow of the Royal Town Planning Institute following her election in March. Fellowship is the RTPI's highest membership class.
She is currently the Head of the Planning, Policy and Economics business in Arup’s Manchester office, which she moved from London to establish in 2004. She is responsible for all aspects of the team’s work, including staffing, training and growing their business. She is also a Project Director on a range of public and private sector projects. She has particular expertise in public sector local plan support.
Since joining the Institute as a Chartered Member in 2001 she has been actively involved in its work and governance. She has held positions at RTPI London and RTPI North West. In 2015 she led on a research project for the RTPI looking at the impact of cuts to local planning authorities.
She has nearly 20 years experience as a planner, having worked or lectured in London, Leicester, Liverpool, Sheffield and Manchester. In 2008 she was headhunted and appointed as one of three Planning and Housing Commissioners for the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities in 2008. She has been involved in developing the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.
Newly elected Fellow Jane Healey Brown FRTPI said:
“I am honoured and excited by my election to Fellowship of the RTPI, particularly as only the 10th female Fellow of the RTPI. I believe the value of Fellowship and the contribution of Fellows needs to be more evident to both ours and other professions. I hope to raise awareness and understanding of Fellowship amongst the planning community and through this to encourage more planners to step up to be Fellows.”
Graham Stallwood FRTPI, Chair of the RTPI Board of Trustees said:
“I’m extremely pleased Jane has been elected to Fellowship. Her planning career has gone from strength to strength and has developed a niche in public sector local plan support. Her contribution to the profession, including her partnership board work, university lecturing, support for student planners and work with a local community group to regenerate their town centre is exemplary.”
Jane is one of only 87 Fellows of the Institute.
Read: how to become a Fellow