RTPI announces election of three fellows

Written by: Samantha Eckford
Published on: 16 Nov 2021

Jeremy Youle, Claire Day and Mee Kam Ng

Jeremy Youle, Claire Day and Mee Kam Ng (Pic: RTPI)

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has announced that a civil servant, a consultant and an academic are to become chartered fellows.

Chartered fellowship is only awarded to members who are deemed to have made major personal contributions to the planning profession, according to the RTPI, and is the institute’s highest professional membership.

The three RTPI members awarded fellowship are:

  • Claire Day, director and co-founder of planning consultancy Hybrid Planning & Development Ltd.
  • Professor Mee Kam Ng, vice-chairman of the Department of Geography and Resource Management at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Jeremy Youle, professional lead for local plans at the Planning Inspectorate.

Claire Day said: “RTPI is an organisation I’ve admired all my life; my father was a member for 62 years and his influence led me to a career in planning. Collectively, the RTPI is the most incredible resource of knowledge, ideas, best practice and likeminded planners, and I’m so honoured to now represent the organisation as a fellow.”

Professor Mee Kam Ng said: “I am deeply honoured to be elected as a fellow of the RTPI. This honour not only represents an acknowledgement of my works over the past few decades but it also serves as strong encouragement to my continued commitment to spatial planning practices that endeavour to bring about an ecological and humane urbanism.”

Jeremy Youle said: “I am very proud to have been elected and I would like to thank those who nominated me.  I have been privileged to work with some fantastic planning professionals in the Inspectorate and in local and national government.”

President of the RTPI, Wei Yang said: “I would like to congratulate Claire, Mee Kam and Jeremy on this achievement. The award of RTPI fellowship recognises the significant contribution to planning and the planning profession that these three individuals have made. I look forward to congratulating the new fellows in person in the future and presenting their fellowship certificate in due course.”