Sandy Taylor, MRTPI
Sandy is the RTPI West Midlands Senior Vice Chair in 2018. Sandy now operates in a voluntary capacity as a "Green Urbanist", exploring connections between society, economy and environment, following nearly 30 years at Birmingham City Council. He is a Trustee of the Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust, and also currently chair of Futures Network West Midlands. He is a member of the RSA (Royal Society of Arts), the Academy of Urbanism and the Lunar Society.
While at Birmingham, Sandy led the Council's Economic Strategy in the 1980s and 1990s, followed by extensive work at regional level on the West Midlands Regional Spatial Strategy and worked with AWM on regional Economic Development initiatives. In 2007 he was tasked with accelerating Birmingham's green agenda and successfully established the city's first Green Commission and Carbon Roadmap.
Sandy has also worked extensively with European cities via the Eurocities network on international climate change and environmental issues. He has been Chair of the Eurocities Environment Forum 2012/14 and its Air Quality Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Working Group 2007/14.