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Planning and partnerships: our future is international

Tuesday, 09 October 2018 at 5:45PM - 7:15PM
Eversheds, Leeds, Bridgewater Place, Leeds LS11 5DR, UK
RTPI Yorkshire

An evening talk with Janet Askew, RTPI 2018 Chair of the International Committee

The international contribution of the RTPI is an important one.

British town planning has a reputation for high standards and innovation across the world and many countries seek to know more about how planning is carried out in the UK.

This provides the RTPI with opportunities to exchange knowledge and skills with other planners, and to form partnerships which crucially will help us all to implement the sustainable development goals. Planning crosses borders.

Drawing on her experience of working and talking to town planners across the world, Janet Askew discusses how planners in Yorkshire can become more involved in internationalising the Royal Town Planning Institute.

  • About Janet

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Janet Askew was the President of the Royal Town Planning Institute in 2015. Over a forty-year career, she has worked as a planner in the public and private sectors, and in academia, currently holding the post of Visiting Professor in Planning Law at Ulster University in Belfast.

She is the 2018 chair of the RTPI’s International Committee, and she chairs the UK Built Environment Action Group.

Janet represents the UK on the European Council of Spatial Planners, and has taught in several universities in Europe outside the UK.

She holds the Honorary International Professorship in Planning Law at the National Taipei University of Technology in Taiwan, she is a visiting fellow at the National Cheng Kung University in Tainan, as well as being an invited member of the International Platform of Planning Law Experts.