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2020 Wales Young Planner of the Year

RTPI Cymru celebrated the talent of early career planners in Wales and announced the Wales Young Planner of the Year 2020. Emmeline Reynish is a Chartered Planner with Arup in Cardiff.

The award seeks to celebrate talented young planners and recognise their contribution to the profession.

The judges said: “Emmeline has a strong commitment to the profession and is acutely aware of the challenges that face us both now and in the future. Her enthusiasm will go a long way to help the Institute meet those challenges in a sustainable and inclusive way.

“Emmeline is an extremely enthusiastic young planner with a passion for promoting planning in Wales.

“Emmeline has a good understanding of the future challenges that face planners and will act as a role model to other young planners by encouraging collaboration with other sectors and increasing diversity in the profession.”

The judges also Commended Kate Coventry. Kate is a planner with LRM Planning. The Judges said:

“Kate showed a strong commitment to the profession and the role of young planners in delivering the new agenda for placemaking in Wales.

“She demonstrates a passion for planning and the work of planners in delivering affordable housing in Wales and will no doubt have a bright future in Planning.”