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Young Planners

The RTPI Young Planners' Networks provide a wide variety of activities and services at a national and regional level.

YP Chairs photo 2016

As a young planner you have access to CPD, lectures, social and networking events, all targeted at (and organised by) planners in the early stages of their career. It is the ideal way to build a strong network of colleagues and friends. You can also sign up to receive news and notifications of events through mailing lists and social networks.

Are you a Young Planner?

If you have less than ten years' post-qualification experience you are a "Young Planner". So, whatever age you are when you join the planning profession, you will not miss the chance to take advantage of the benefits and support offered. 

Join the Young Planners' Network here 

Young Planners' Networks near you - Get Involved!

There are Young Planners' Networks throughout the UK providing CPD and networking events.  View upcoming Young Planner Events or select your area below to find out more about the local Young Planners' network.

Annual Young Planners' Conference

The 2018 event was hosted by the East Midlands Young Planners, in Nottingham on 2-3 November.

The 2019 conference will be held in Newcastle on 1 & 2 November. Please email to join the mailing list. 

Young Planner of the Year

This award seeks out and acclaims the brightest young planners involved in the profession. Young Planner of the Year 2018 is Heather Claridge. Entries for the 2019 Young Planner of the Year are now closed


The RTPI LinkedIn account keeps you up to date and in touch with other Young Planners. Click here to join

Forthcoming events
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