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RTPI elects new Fellow, Professor John Henneberry

19 December 2017

John Henneberry FRTPI

Professor John Henneberry is the newest Fellow of the Royal Town Planning Institute following his election in November. Fellowship is the RTPI's highest membership class.

Newly elected Fellow, Professor Henneberry said:

“I am very proud and pleased to have been elected to a Fellowship of the RTPI. It is an honour to be recognised by my professional peers for my contribution to planning. I have always worked to improve the relations between the planning system and the property market. The award will help me further to promote their role in the wider process of urban and regional development.”

Graham Stallwood FRTPI, Chair of the RTPI Board of Trustees said:

“Professor Henneberry’s has made a major contribution to planning education over several decades and, importantly, is deepening our understanding of the complex relationship between property and planning. Congratulations Professor – a well deserved honour.”

John is Professor of Property Development Studies in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, the University of Sheffield. He worked as a planning officer for Manchester City Council and Greater Manchester County Council, becoming a Chartered Planner in 1979. John then taught at Sheffield Hallam University before moving to the University of Sheffield in 1993, where he subsequently served as Head of Department, Dean of Architectural Studies and Associate Dean of Social Sciences.

John’s interests lie at the interface between planning and property, and focus on the use of economic instruments in planning and the reproduction of the urban built environment. He has written and researched widely on these topics, and was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences for his contribution to the field. John has also been a Member of the ESRC Research Grants Board, an Editor of Regional Studies, and continues to serve on the editorial boards of four leading academic journals and as a series editor of the Wiley book series on ‘Real Estate Issues’.

John’s current research focuses on increasing investment in green infrastructure to enhance urban quality of life. He is also a Visiting Professor of Political Economy at Keele University.

Read: how to become a Fellow