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The Annual Sir Patrick Geddes Commemorative Lecture 2021

24 June 2021 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM / Scotland / Online

24 June 2021 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
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RTPI Scotland holds an annual commemorative lecture to advance Geddesian thinking. This year's lecture will be given by Alice Charles MRTPI, Lead for Cities, Infrastructure & Urban Services in the World Economic Forum. In the lecture Alice will focus on a post COVID recovery, looking at the implications for planning, places and cities.

Alice leads the World Economic Forum's cities and real estate work streams, including the Global Future Council on Cities and Urbanization, the Real Estate Industry Action Group, the Future of Urban Development and Services Initiative and co-leads the Systemic Efficiency-Transitioning Energy & Buildings initiative and the production of all city and urban development related content and curation of events at World Economic Forum summits. She is an external Member of the Board, National Asset Management Agency Planning Advisory Committee, Ireland and formerly worked in the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, Ireland; Dail Eireann (Irish Parliament), Ireland; Jacobs Engineering; Avison Young, London, UK.

She has a Master’s in Global Leadership, World Economic Forum, in conjunction with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, Cornell Tech, INSEAD, London Business School and the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS); MBA, University College Dublin; a Postgraduate Diploma in Town and Country Planning, Queens University Belfast; and a degree (Hons) in Environmental Planning, Queen’s University Belfast. Alice is a Chartered Member of the RTPI and the Irish Planning Institute and was the recipient of the  Irish Echo Irish 40-Under-40 Award 2017 for Irish and Irish Americans who have distinguished themselves in their respective fields of work before the age of 40.


  • 2.30pm     Welcome and Introduction by Barbara Cummins, Convenor of RTPI Scotland
  • 2.35pm     Lecture by Alice Charles, Lead for Cities, Infrastructure & Urban Services, World Economic  Forum
  • 3.10pm     Q and A
  • 3.25pm     Vote of thanks - Stephen Hajducki, Past Chair, Sir Patrick Geddes Memorial Trust
  • 3.30pm     Close