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Engage, network and discover more with Young Planners Cymru - The RTPI's network to support young planners in their personal and professional development in Wales.

I’m Emmeline Reynish, Chair of Young Planners Cymru. I am a Planner at Arup, based in Cardiff and working across the West region. I joined Arup in June 2017 after completing my MSc in International Planning & Development at Cardiff University.

Our network provides support with personal and professional development to planners who have recently entered the profession. Older planners are welcome too – you just need to have less than 10 years’ post qualification experience.

We’re an active and diverse group, and provide opportunities from everything from CPD, to professional networking and socials. It’s free to sign up, and you don’t even need to be a member of the RTPI.

If you have any questions or would keep up to date with our news and events you can contact us by emailing [email protected].

We’re also on social media, find us on Twitter: YPCymru and Facebook: Young Planners Cymru.

Am I a 'young planner'?

A young planner is any student, licentiate or corporate member of the RTPI with up to 10 years' experience post-qualification.

What do young planners do?

We organise events, ranging from CPD sessions and themed seminars to study tours, networking sessions and socials. For example, recent events included a Pub Quiz, and a CPD session discussing the Well-being of Future Generations Act.

Why should you get involved?

• Foster professional relationships
• Network with other professions
• Develop soft skills in project management & leadership
• Contributes to career progression
• Promote Planning
• Inspire the next generation
• Share experiences
• Support L-APC Candidates
• Have fun and socialise with like-minded people.

Would you like to get involved with Young Planners? Watch this video for some inspiration: