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RTPI welcomes new President Timothy David Crawshaw

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has announced the inauguration of Timothy David Crawshaw MRTPI, ushering in his Presidency at the RTPI for 2022.

Crawshaw, an international planning and development consultant, brings decades of planning expertise to the role. As RTPI President for 2022, he focuses on wellbeing, climate change and levelling up within the industry.

“My interest and practice is in the interconnected issues of wellbeing, climate change and tackling inequalities,” said Crawshaw. “The impact of these three factors on the ability to change lives is central to why I am a planner. It is my hope that leading such an influential institution and talking about these issues will have an untold impact on the progression of the planning industry.”

Crawshaw’s long and impressive resume demonstrates his continued dedication to these issue, as the chair of the Tees Valley Nature Partnership, interim Steering Group Member for the North East of England Climate Coalition, associate consultant for APSE Energy, and lecturer at Northumbria and Newcastle Universities. As former Vice President of the RTPI, Crawshaw has shown dedication to the RTPI and its members, as well as demonstrating the value of interconnectedness for planning, to pull together the perspectives of the built environment disciplines.

“I’ve long shared the RTPI’s belief that planning has the potential to improve lives and create healthier communities,” said Crawshaw. “It’s an honour to become the RTPI’s President, and to be part of an organisation that’s constantly striving to create a better environment for our citizens to live in.”

“My interest and practice is in the interconnected issues of wellbeing, climate change and tackling inequalities,”

Victoria Hills, Chief Executive of RTPI, has worked closely with Crawshaw throughout his time serving as Vice President of the RTPI, and believes that his dedication to benefiting the way we live will help RTPI continue to make a positive impact within and through the planning industry. “Tim has long been a visionary in planning, applying his creativity, experience, and passion for design to the industry. We’re excited to welcome him as RTPI’s President in 2022, and I know that all RTPI and its members will benefit from his expertise,” said Hills.

Though attendee numbers at the inauguration are restricted due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the event will be livestreamed online at from 4:30pm on Wednesday 19 January.

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