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The RTPI Young Planner of the Year for 2021 is Ryan Walker MRTPI

Ryan Walker is a Planning consultant with a strong drive for high quality design and
sustainable placemaking, currently working at The Paul Hogarth Company and delivering
transformative projects across the UK and Ireland.

Ryan is a strong advocate for the planning profession and the positive role it can play in
reducing inequalities and creating inclusive growth. Ryan is currently the Chair of RTPI
Northern Ireland Young Planners, Vice-Chair of UK-wide Young Planners network and
Corporate Member of RTPI NI Executive Committee.


“Ryan’s enthusiasm, experience and personality shone throughout his interview, displaying his skills as both a planner and a leader. He understood the need to be collaborative with a wide range of professions outside of planning to keep moving forward on key issues, such as climate change, and to improve lives and opportunities for all. The judges were impressed by Ryan’s volunteering and reflective approach on his own career to date to helping others develop in theirs.
The judges believe Ryan will successfully use the platform that winning this award provides as a springboard to elevate the work he is already successfully doing in local communities, with the RTPI and reaching the next generation of planners.” -
Judges’ comments

Nominations for the 2022 Young Planner of the Year will open later this year. To find out more contact [email protected].