Prof. Samer Bagaeen elected to the Royal Town Planning Institute’s board of trustees

We’re delighted to announce that Samer Bagaeen, Professor of Planning and Resilient Systems in the Kent School of Architecture and Planning, has been elected by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) as a Chartered Trustee on the Institute’s Board of Trustees for the period 2023-2024.

The RTPI is a leading membership organisation and a Chartered Institute responsible for maintaining professional standards and accrediting world class planning courses nationally and internationally. Samer was one of fourteen members who were elected to the General Assembly based on their vision, competency and passion. The assembly’s role, as described in the RTPI bylaws, is to “act as a forum for debate about the development of planning policy and practice, the corporate policy of the chartered institute and other issues relevant to the objects of the chartered institute”.

On the result Professor Samer Bagaeen said; “The value of the RTPI lies in representing the membership effectively and I want to work in partnership with colleagues on the RTPI governance structures and with membership to lay the foundations for a resilient profession through empathetic leadership & effective communication with members and the wider profession, including our planning schools, of which the Kent School of Architecture and Planning is one.”