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Young Planners Cymru

Hello and welcome to the Young Planners Cymru (YPC) homepage. We hope you'll find the information you need about the Young Planners Network in Wales on these pages.

If you want to get involved in the Young Planners Cymru network or just want to receive our regular e-bulletin please email: or find us on social media through the links below:

Young Planners Cymru established itself as a formal group in 2009 and since then we have continued to grow our membership and the number and type of events we deliver to young planners in Wales.

The purpose of the group is to represent the voice of young planners in Wales at the local and national level, provide a forum for informal networking and provide a user-friendly interface with the RTPI. Collectively, we are a support network for young planners in university and within the first ten years of professional practice.

The activities of YPC are delivered by a small Steering Group of volunteer young planners, who are elected every year in December to serve a one year term. The Chair of the YPC Steering Group for 2017 is Alys Thomas, and you can find out more about this year's steering group.

YPC have a seat on the RTPI Cymru Management Board to champion the views of young planners. Should you wish to relay a matter to the Management Board please contact YPC by e-mail.

2017 Events

The steering group are always busy putting together a calendar of future events, and we welcome our members to suggest or host YPC events. If you'd like to find out more about some of our plans for the year, see our upcoming event posts.

There are a number of upcoming events already in the diary and many more will follow soon.

If you would like to attend any of our events, would like further information about them, or would like to discuss ideas for future events, please e-mail us.

For a list of previous events, please click here.


We aim to publish a regular newsletter detailing the activities of the group, information on key events and interesting articles on key hot topics of interest to young planners. We are always keen to receive articles from members and those in other professional fields to be included, so please feel free to email us with any article suggestions.

For previous newsletters from 2010 - 2014 please click here.