Lisa Proudfoot and Aimee Henderson, both based in Montagu Evans Scotland offices, have become Chartered Town Planners, the ultimate qualification for the profession awarded exclusively by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).
Having joined Montagu Evans in 2016, Aimee graduated from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, with a Bachelor of Science in Planning and Property Development. Lisa joined in 2015, having completed her Masters in Town and Regional Planning from the University of Dundee. Upon graduation both joined the Institute to become a Licentiate member whilst their building experience. Finally, following the RTPI’s Licentiate Assessment of Professional Competence Aimee and Lisa are now RTPI Chartered Town Planners.
Rob Bower, Managing Partner said:
“This is a shining example of our young talent and the skill, professionalism and dedication they both had in obtaining this. Well done Aimee and Lisa, a very well deserved achievement.”
The RTPI is Europe’s largest professional body for planners, with 24,000 members worldwide working in public, private, charitable and education sectors. As well as promoting spatial planning, the Institute sets high standards for planning education and is the only body in the UK that accredits Chartered Town Planners.
Martine Koch, RTPI Head of Membership, said:
“I congratulate Aimee and Lisa for successfully making this important step in their career. Chartered Membership is the most highly sought after professional status for planners. It demonstrates to clients, peers, the public and employers around the world that the individual works to the highest professional and ethical standards.”
From beginning of 2017, all routes to become a Chartered Town Planner became competency-based to enable practitioners from different academic backgrounds and experience to demonstrate the high standards required.