Dan Roberts, MRTPI
Dan graduated from the University of Manchester with a Bachelor of Planning, but soon gained post graduate qualifications in urban design and then building conservation, and this is where his main career interests have remained. He is a chartered planner with over 25 years' experience in local government, working for Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council and Lichfield District Council, in planning policy and development management, then in building conservation and urban design. During this time, he was also a part time senior lecture in the School of the Built Environment at Birmingham City University, and has been a visiting teacher at Centre of Urban & Regional Studies, University of Birmingham, for over 20 years. Currently, he works for the Homes & Communities Agency/ Homes England, as a senior specialist in the Planning, Enabling & Development team. He is involved, primarily, in the agency's quality of place work.
Dan is a design review panel member with Midlands Architecture & the Designed Environment (MADE), Urban Vision North Staffs and, most recently, the Black Country Garden City. He is a longstanding member of the Urban Design Group and an affiliated member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation.
Dan has been a Corporate Member of the RTPI and on the Regional Activities Committees for over 20 years, and was Regional Chair during 2014, the Institute's centenary year. Through the RAC, Dan helped establish the West Midlands Urban Design Forum, and was an inaugural member and past Chair.
He is a life-long Baggies fan and coaches junior rugby at Walsall RFC. He enjoys hill walking, art and art literature, reading, sketching, and visiting new and favourite places.