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TAYplan Youth Engagement Work is nominated for prestigious planning industry award

February 13th, 2017
Logo for the RTPI award 2017 finalists

TAYplan's Youth Engagement work is a finalist in the category for Excellence in Planning for Wellbeing at the Royal Town Planning Institute’s (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 2017. The RTPI Awards are the most established and respected awards in the UK planning industry. Running for 40 years, they celebrate exceptional examples of planning and the contribution planners make to society.

TAYplan, its 4 constituent councils and the University of Dundee jointly ran youth engagement work during 2015 and 2016. This involved school visits talking to over 400 young people across 10 high schools about planning and shaping the future. Teams of four pupils from the 10 schools then attended the day long youth camps in June 2015 and in June 2016. These activities help young people learn about what planning is and how they can participate as active citizens to influence how their place changes. It also helps those who may be interested in planning as a career option. TAYplan and its partners are currently preparing for the 2017 youth camp. To see the reports from previous youth camps visit:

2015 Youth Camp http://www.tayplan-sdpa.gov.uk/system/files_force/publications/YouthCampReportSept2015.pdf?download=1

2016 Youth Camp http://www.tayplan-sdpa.gov.uk/system/files_force/publications/Youth%20Camp%20Report_final.pdf?download=1

2016 Youth Camp video available via youtube at https://youtu.be/CRhd-5vSmDo (also on our home page - www.tayplan-sdpa.gov.uk)

Councillor Rob Murray, TAYplan Convenor said 'We are thrilled and excited by the news we have been shortlisted for this prestigious award. Young people are our future. The decisions we make today will shape their world and so it is only right we do our best to help them to play a key role in shaping it. We are currently looking forward to welcoming more young people to our youth camp in 2017'.

Stephen Wilkinson, President of the Royal Town Planning Institute said:

“The finalists represent some outstanding contributions to planning which are making a positive impact for the community and environment. The judges will find it difficult choosing the winners given the high calibre of entries this year.”

This year saw a nearly 40% increase in entrants and the judges have shortlisted 90 finalists across 14 categories with an overall winner awarded the Silver Jubilee Cup. The winners will be announced during a ceremony held at Milton Court at The Barbican, London on 15 June 2017

Andrew Jones, Practice Leader Design Planning + Economics, AECOM said:

“AECOM is proud to once again be a headline sponsor of this year’s RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence. The finalists are a diverse mixture of outstanding examples of planning, which demonstrate the impact the profession has on quality and delivery in the built environment.”

David Jackson, Head of Planning, Savills said:

“Savills is delighted to be a headline sponsor of the RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence. The finalists reflect the positive impact planning has on our communities across the UK, Ireland and internationally through projects, plans and people.”

Tickets to the ceremony go on sale on 7 February.

The RTPI champions the power of planning in creating prosperous places and vibrant communities. It is the only body in the UK that confers Chartered status to planners, the highest professional qualification sought after by employers. We support our members – 23,000 worldwide - throughout their careers.

During 2015 and 2016 a partnership of TAYplan, its 4 constituent councils and the University of Dundee carried out school visits talking to over 400 young people across 10 high schools about planning and shaping the future. Teams of four pupils from the 10 schools then attended the day long youth camps in June 2015 and in June 2016.

These activities help young people learn about what planning is and how they can participate as active citizens to influence how their place changes. It also helps those who may be interested in planning as a career option. TAYplan and its partners are currently preparing for the 2017 youth camp.

For more information about the Royal Town Planning Institute Awards contact:

Josh Rule: Royal Town Planning Institute: Tel: 020 7 929 8182 / Joshua.Rule@rtpi.org.uk

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