The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has announced that it is to become one of ten official Partners of BAME in Property.
BAME in Property is the leading ethnic diversity network for the built environment sector and a forum for BAME and non-BAME professionals who aspire to make the industry more attractive to talented professionals from diverse backgrounds.
Through discussions, roundtables, workshops and networking events, RTPI will be helping BAME in Property to support and promote this important cause.
RTPI Chief Executive Victoria Hills MRTPI said:
“At a time when the Royal Town Planning Institute moves forward to increase the diversity of the planning profession to ensure that planners reflect the communities they represent, I'm delighted the RTPI will be a founding Partner to BAME in Property.
“We look forward to promoting our shared agendas and priorities to deliver and protect quality places that communities want.”
BAME in Property founder Priya Shah said:
“Some of the biggest issues and opportunities facing the built environment sector are recruitment and retention of diverse talent, emerging technologies, the housing crisis and Brexit. What diversity within companies and around the boardroom table brings is diversity in thought and ultimately, more informed outputs.
“I am delighted to welcome BAME in Property’s first ten Partners to help promote our work and advocacy and allow us the opportunity to support themin their work too. I look forward to developing our partnerships over the coming months and establishing BAME in Property’s mark as a membership organisation for the industry.”
There's more information on BAME in Property here