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Young Planners in Northern Ireland


The RTPI Northern Ireland Young Planners' Network (NIYP) is a progressive network for young planners and planning students across the province.  We also seek to team up and hold joint events with other related professions including architects, surveyors and solicitors in the Planning arena.

NIYP holds regular social events, study trips and sports competitions and is run by a local steering group composed of volunteer members.  


The Young Planners Committee

The YP Committee:

  • liaises with the national RTPI Young Planners' Network
  • represents Young Planners on the Branch Executive Committee
  • organises Young Planners events throughout the province 

Your YP Committee representatives on the RTPI NI Executive Committee are:

  • Kim Boal, Planner, Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council
  • Mura Quigley, Teaching Fellow, Ulster University
  • Ryan Walker, Assistant Planner, Belfast City Council
  • Matthew Harvey, Graduate Planner, Arup


Check out the main RTPI NI Events page for all events including those planned by NI Young Planners.

Get in touch

The Steering Group is always looking for new volunteers to help develop ideas and organise events throughout the region, so if you are willing and able please get in touch with us at

Alternatively, Northern Ireland Young Planners (NIYP) has Facebook and Twitter pages logon and join in!