Distinguished housing economics professor, Christine Whitehead has been elected an Honorary Member of the RTPI.
Professor Whitehead has recieved the honour given her significant contribution academia, policy and increasing the understanding of the relationship between planning and markets.
Professor Whitehead is currently Emeritus Professor of Housing Economics at the London School of Economics and was also for 20 years the Director of the Cambridge Centre of Housing and Planning Research (formerly the Centre for Property Research), in the Department of Land Economy at the University of Cambridge.
She is an internationally respected applied economist working in the fields of housing and planning economics, finance and policy. She has also been a regular adviser to the House of Commons Select Committee on Communities and Local Government (and its predecessor committees) advising on many inquiries on planning and housing policy matters. She has also advised the Lords Economic Affairs Committee on planning matters.
What is Honorary Membership of the RTPI?
Honorary Membership of the Institute is awarded to a distinguished individual who has made an outstanding contribution to helping promote the art and science of town planning. Honorary Members receive lifetime membership.