Professor Brian Mark Evans has been elected Fellow of the RTPI in recognition of his major contribution to the planning profession for the benefit of the public.
The Fellowship was conferred in recognition of his strong thought leadership in landscape planning and urban design which have had a direct impact on the development of several major UK cities, including Sheffield, Glasgow and Newcastle.
The high standard and innovative nature of Professor Evans’s work has been widely recognised through awards from the RTPI and the Congress for New Urbanism in the USA.
The Fellowship also pays tribute to his contribution to others in the profession and the community, exemplified through his role as Professor of Urbanism and Landscape at the Glasgow School of Art where he continues today to encourage and teach the next generation of planners.
Professor Evans said:
“I have sought to research and practise the principles of urban design and landscape planning with a belief that good design can positively transform the quality of place, and that enlightened and effective public engagement is fundamental to ensure that the transformation of place positively enhances the quality of peoples’ lives. I have a settled view that this is as much the mission of planning as it is of architecture and other professions.”
Victoria Hills, RTPI Chief Executive, said:
“I would like to extend my congratulations, on behalf of the Institute, to Brian. Fellowship is the highest professional membership grade available to a planner. It recognises exceptional candidates after extensive peer review for the excellence and impact of their work. It also further validates that planning is a prestigious and valued profession for which our fellows are the best ambassadors.”