"We are delighted to have won an RTPI Award for Planning Excellence. As small practices, it means a lot when our work is recognised and valued alongside the work of larger firms. It's also helped to put our project on the map, which is great as it's in an area which can easily be overlooked. We would definitely recommend entering the Awards - they are an opportunity for everyone to showcase their work and gain recognition."
Fiona Fyfe (Fiona Fyfe Associates) and Fenella Griffin (Untitled Practice)
Winner, Excellence in Plan Making Practice 2019, for 'Wandle Vistas'
"It is an honour and a privilege to be the RTPI's National Young Planner of Year. This year's finalists were exceptional and it is testament to the excellent contributions all those in the profession make every day. To have been included amongst them was incredible – congratulations to them all. Being a Regeneration Planner in any part of the UK is a challenge, and being a planner in the Black Country has its own unique challenges and opportunities. In addition, over the past decade Local Authority Planners have contended with the era of austerity whilst continuing to strive to create places for our communities. In Sandwell, I am fortunate to work for a Local Authority that is committed to creating a thriving, optimistic and resilient community and as such has continued to have ambitious regeneration proposals. Being from Sandwell makes me incredibly passionate about delivering better places and prospects for our community, as well raising aspirations for our young people.
Winning the award means I can share my passion and experiences with other professionals and work together in generating innovative ways to overcome Regeneration challenges and deliver places which truly reflect the needs of our communities which are visionary and aspirational. For those of us who have a passion for the work they do, it is very easy to take yourself and your contributions for granted. It is easy to spend too much time with your head down getting the work done, you don't take the time to look up and acknowledge yourself, your team and the difference your work makes. I am fortunate in that Sandwell MBC recognises and supports its employees and I have a fantastic team around me, who put me forward for this award – thank you. I encourage anyone to take that moment to reflect and consider an award nomination. Importantly it is not only well deserved recognition, it is also an opportunity to share your passion with others to drive change and innovation."
Winner, Young Planner of the Year 2019
"LUC is delighted to receive the RTPI's Planning Consultancy of the Year Award. The judges clearly recognised that the range, depth and quality of our work, levels of staff satisfaction and retention, consistently positive client feedback, and engagement with the contemporary issues place us at the very top of the planning profession.
Entering (and hopefully winning!) planning awards is not only a great opportunity to showcase projects and raise awareness of the profession's contribution to a more sustainable and fairer world, it also helps to strengthen staff motivation and morale. Plus it is great for recruitment. This, in turn, leads to better outcomes. Why hold back?"
Winner, Planning Consultancy of the Year 2019
"We are encouraged enormously that our 21st Century Garden City innovation in the Jinjiang Dream Town project has been commended by the prestigious RTPI International Award for Planning Excellence. It shows how British Planning Expertise can be successfully exported aboard. Given the unique position of Jinjiang being at the starting point of 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, I believe this recognition will open doors to more opportunities along the Belt & Road Initiative for us and for other UK planning consultancies."
Wei Yang & Partner Chair Dr Wei Yang FRTPI, Wei Yang & Partners
Commended, International Award for Excellence in Planning in 2019, for 'Development Plan of Jinjiang Dream Town for Talents'
"The responses from winning have exceeded my expectations. Everyone involved in the project is excited and proud. An award from the RTPI has far-reaching impact and recognition. It was an honor to have been one of many high caliber entries, and is recognition of the hard work that so many people have put into the Ibadan City Masterplan over many years."
Yann Leclercq, Associate,Dar
Winner, International Award for Excellence in Planning 2019, for 'Ibadan City Masterplan'