Regional Young Planner Contact
Libby Hindle has taken over from Charlotte Burton as our main Regional Young Planner Contact. Libby and the East of England YP team can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Social Events in Cambridge
The Young Planners socials in Cambridge have been going from strength to strength with many new faces joining the group, and we are very grateful to everyone involved. It's a great opportunity to catch up with friends and colleagues and to build up a network of contacts in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. For students and recent graduates it's a perfect opportunity to find out about careers. If you have any questions, please contact Charlotte Burton, the East of England Cambridge YP rep.
Other Parts of the Region - We Need YOU!
Geographically our region is one of the largest in the country, which makes it a challenge for us to organise events that are accessible for all of our members. We are looking for volunteers to start up groups to meet on a regular basis in other parts of the region.
We would love to hear from you if you would like to become more involved in the Young Planners or if you have any queries. You can sign up for more information on Young Planners here: http://www.rtpi.org.uk/knowledge/networks/young-planners/become-a-young-planner/
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14-15 October 2016 - The 2016 Young Planners Conference was hosted by Northern Ireland Young Planners. The conference included sessions on smart cities, healthy cities and planning for social cohesion, as well as a varied programme of workshops and study tours. See www.rtpi.org.uk/events/young-planners-conference-belfast-2016/.
14 April 2016 - "Affordable Housing in the East" kindly sponsored by Bidwells. This evening event looked at the key issues from the planning and development viability perspective, reviewing RICS guidance, its application and landmark planning appeal decisions. See the Summer 2016 issue of the East of England Express for a write-up.
21 April 2016 - The University of Hertfordshire kindly hosted our APC Event at their De Havilland Campus in Hatfield. RTPI staff delivered a presentation and Q&A on the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) - the main route to becoming a Chartered Town Planner (MRTPI). Later that evening, the university kindly hosted a Cheese and Wine Reception for young planners to meet the RTPI President, Phil Williams, during his visit to the East of England.
On 10 March 2016, Pegasus Planning very kindly sponsored an evening of drinks, nibbles and networking at Baroosh in Cambridge. Our thanks to Pegasus for a very successful and busy event.
39 Essex Chambers kindly sponsored our very successful New Year Drinks evening in early January 2016. It was great to see so many people there, including lots of new faces.