Janet Askew, past president of the RTPI and chair of the RTPI International Committee has been elected vice-president of the European Council of Spatial Planners (ECTP-CEU) for 2019-2021 at a meeting in Madrid.
The ECTP-CEU represents the planning professions and associations across the 47 countries of the Council of Europe. Its main aim is to promote the value of planning, particularly seeking to influence governments to adhere to planning principles.
The ECTP-CEU’s Charter of European Planning, which acts as a call to action on planning from all levels of society, states that effective spatial planning is essential to the future of Europe and should be embedded in policies at all levels of government.
The announcement of the new president and vice-president will be made at the 2019 Biennial in Plymouth in September, and planners are invited to join colleagues from all over Europe to exchange ideas and policies at this very relevant conference.
Janet Askew said: "The RTPI strongly supports the work of the ECTP-CEU, and holding the vice-presidency will enable us to actively disseminate good planning practice across Europe."
The 2019 Biennial of European Town and Town Planners takes place at the University of Plymouth from 11 to 13 September. Confirmed speakers include Lord Kerslake, Ronald Waterman and Prof Carola Hein. Tickets for this exciting event can be booked here.