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Scottish Young Planners' Conference 2019

Delivering great places now and for the future

Wednesday, 20 March 2019 at 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Apex Hotel, 1 West Victoria Dock Rd, Dundee DD1 3JP
RTPI Scotland

Our 2019 Young Planners' Network conference takes place in the beautiful city of Dundee. This year we will be looking at how young planners can 'deliver great places now and for the future'. A jam packed line up with some of the most esteemed built environment professionals in the country will be complemented by afternoon workshops, helping improve and refine skills critical for your development as a professional planner. We are expecting another sell-out event so don't delay and book tickets today.


To see the full programme, click here

This conference will be chaired by Julia Frost, Convenor, RTPI Scotland and speakers include:

  • Kevin Stewart MSP, Minister for Local Government and Housing
  • Kirsty Macari, ADS
  • Gavin Barr, Orkney Islands Council
  • Norman Springford, Founder Apex Hotels
  • Robin Presswood, Dundee City Council
  • Alasdair Adey, Chair Scottish Young Planners' Network
  • Heather Claridge (Young Planner of the Year), Glasgow City Council
  • Steve Ellis, GBS Solutions
  • Neil Collar, Brodies
  • Stephen Page, Dundee City Council
  • Plus young planners as part of our "Soapbox Session"

In the afternoon we have three workshops on key issues for planning: Negotiation Skills, Report Writing Skills and a Walking Tour of Dundee Waterfront regenaration are. Delegates will attend two of the three workshops. Please indicate your preferences at the time of booking by clicking here and every effort will be made to ensure those workshops are allocated, depending on remaining availability.      


The rates for 2019 are as follows:

  • RTPI members - £99 + VAT (£118.80)
  • Non-members -  £125 + VAT (£150)
  • 10 reduced price places for unemployed Licentiate/Chartered Members - £25 + VAT (£30) (allocated on a first come first served basis)
  • 10 free RTPI student places (allocated on a first come first served basis)


The conference is kindly sponsored by:

  • Gladman Scotland
  • Montagu Evans
  • Taylor Wimpey
  • Iceni
  • The Scottish Government
  • Heads of Planning Scotland