Enjoy doing the application – as it is a fulfilling and self-reaffirming exercise
- PhD in Urban and Regional Planning at the Centre for Planning, Strathclyde University, 1992.
I was a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge between (1992-2018), specialising in housing and urban planning. I am Co-Chair of the European Network of Housing Researchers' working group 'Social Housing: institutions, organisations and governance' and was a Senior Associate of Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research (CCHPR). In March 2019, I took up the post as Professor of Planning at Western Sydney University in Australia and remain a Senior Visiting Fellow of University of Cambridge.
- Follow the listed competencies carefully as you develop your case studies
- Take the process seriously
- Read the detailed advice given in the RTPI guidance
- Allow time to write the application and do a strong proof read too
- The PDP is an equally important component of the application and a very useful exercise
- Finally enjoy doing the application – as it is a fulfilling and self-reaffirming exercise to undertake
What does being Chartered mean to you?
It is important as a planning academic to gain strong professionally recognised credentials – we don't just work in an ivory tower – our evidence-based research and strategic advice is grounded in practice. It was also critical for me, as I took up my post as Professor of Planning at Western Sydney University, to have MRTPI. I gained instant credibility.