NEW EVENT: Women in Planning & CBRE Planning’s Summer Social Event – 13 July

Join Women in Planning and CBRE Planning on the 13 July for our summer drinks event, kindly sponsored and hosted by CBRE.

We will hear from two leading ladies within CBRE’s Planning Team, Alison Tero and Lorraine Hughes who are both Senior Directors and part of CBRE’s Women’s Network in London. Alison will introduce us to the CBRE Women’s Network which spans the whole company and Lorraine will discuss her career journey to her current position.

Following the presentations, there will be plenty of time for networking over refreshments and nibbles whilst soaking in the view from the St Paul’s rooftop.

Places are limited so please reserve your space via the following Eventbrite link to avoid disappointment:
We look forward to seeing you on the 13 July!



NEW EVENT: Planners around the World: Experiences of planning across the globe – 19 June 2017 – 18:00



Date: 19 June 2017

Time: 18:00

Venue: AECOM, Aldgate Tower, 2 Leman St, London E1 8FA

Join us to learn from our panellists about their different experiences of planning from around the world:

  • Sarah Elliot, Planning Practice Lead, AECOM – Event Chair
  • Cynthia Bowen, American Planning Association President
  • Neha Tayal, Lead Urban Designer AECOM and Lecturer, UCL Bartlett
  • Zoe Green, Manager, Urbanisation and Development, PWC
  • Julia Hurley, Projects Officer, Spatial Planning Team, Croydon Council

Thank you to our hosts and sponsors AECOM and the American Planning Association.

Our events are free to attend but booking is essential. Book via the link below:

Events, networking

NEW EVENT: Fixing the housing crisis. Is the Housing White Paper the answer?

Join Women in Planning at our first breakfast event on the 11th April in partnership with Dentons.

The much anticipated Housing White Paper was published in February and has been hotly debated ever since, with the Shadow Housing Minister John Healey even calling it “a white flag not a white paper“. What impact will the Housing White Paper have on residential developers, local authorities, housing associations, landowners, and investors?

Join us for breakfast and hear what our distinguished panel have to say about it:

Further panellists to be announced closer to the event.

Booking is recommended and can be done via our Eventbrite page.

Events, networking, Uncategorized

NEW EVENT: Women in Planning Christmas Party! Booking now open


Join us on the 5 December from 6.30pm at Drake and Morgan (down stairs bar, nearest station King’s Cross) for an evening of networking and merry making!

Places are limited and we would advise to book early to secure your free ticket. Tickets can be booked via the following link:

We look forward to seeing you there!

Women in Planning Committee

This event is kindly sponsored by Osborne Richardson


About our sponsor:

Osborne Richardson have been established for 25+ years in the property recruitment industry, specialising in Town Planning, Surveying, Environmental Health and more general Real Estate sectors. Henry Taylor (Private Sector Town Planning) and Thomas Atkinson (Public Sector Town Planning) will be attending our event so please speak with them on the night or email them in advance if you have any questions you would like to discuss with them – or

Follow Osborne Richardson on Twitter:

@OsborneRichards @townplanner_rec 

Events, networking

New Event – Women: Paving the Way – How women are taking on leadership roles in the built environment – 31st March 2015

Each time another historic milestone is met by a woman it paves the way for future generations. We believe that having three women presidents across Royal Institute of British Architects, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Royal Town Planning Institute at the same time is another important milestone to celebrate, presenting an opportunity to discuss and debate the state of play for women across the related professions.


Join Women in Planning to hear Jane Duncan (RIBA), Louise Brooke-Smith (RICS) and Janet Askew (RTPI) discuss their journeys to representing the built environment professions.



Janet Askew, President of the RTPI, Louise Brooke-Smith, President of the RICS and Jane Duncan, RIBA President Elect
Janet Askew, President of the RTPI, Louise Brooke-Smith, President of the RICS and Jane Duncan, RIBA President Elect

Date: 31st March 2015

Time: 18:30 – 21:30

Location: Colliers International, 50 George Street, London W1U 7GA

Price: FREE



  • 18:30: Registration and Drinks Reception
  • Welcome from Colliers International and Women in Planning
  • Jane Duncan, RIBA President Elect
  • Janet Askew, RTPI President
  • Louise Brooke-Smith, RICS President
  • Questions and discussion
  • Drinks Reception and Networking
  • 21:30: Close

For more details please see the Event Flyer.

Booking via

This event is kindly hosted and sponsored by Colliers International
This event is kindly hosted and sponsored by Colliers International

About the sponsor:


Colliers International’s Planning team provides commercially astute consultancy advice on the use and development of land and property to unlock development opportunities and secure planning permission. From concept to design and delivery, we advise various public and private sector clients on navigating the ever changing planning environment.


Our team has substantial experience of working on schemes requiring robust and innovative approaches to sensitive or potentially contentious issues. This may include strategic sites, commercial schemes, prime residential property, tall buildings or land use swaps.


The Planning team sits at the heart of the business, which is one of the world’s largest commercial real estate firms; employing over 15,800 professionals operating out of more than 485 offices in 63 countries. Colliers International provides a broad range of real estate consultancy services which includes planning alongside general practice surveying, fund management, destination consulting and property co-investment.


New Event: Celebrate International Women’s Day with us on Wednesday 4th March!

International Women’s Day (8 March) is an opportunity to recognise the incredible achievements of women all around the world, whilst calling for greater equality. This year, Women in Planning, Real Estate Women, Women in Sustainable Construction & Property, and Urbanistas have joined forces for the very first time to celebrate the successes, and kick start a fresh discussion for women who work in the built environment sector.

This year, International Women’s Day theme is Make it Happen in aid of encouraging effective action for advancing and recognising women. Tapping into this theme, we have arranged a panel of inspiring women speakers who will share their experiences of how they made it happen.

The panel will include:

  • Liane Hartley, Founder of Urbanistas and Mend 

Chairing the event.


  • Natalie Bayflied, Bayfield Training
    Presenting on her journey to making a successful business.


  • Neena Thakkar, Pollard Thomas Edwards
    Presenting on creating a gender balanced architectural firm.


  • Liz Loughran, Women in Sustainable Construction & Property and Director of Line Planning

Presenting on inter-professional aspects of the organisation and sustainability show casing and how WSCP are making it happen.

  •  Victoria Thornton, OBE, Founder of Open City

Presenting on founding Open House Weekend and Open City.

With such a remarkable panel and stimulating theme, the event is sure to spark fresh debate, raise new questions, engage and inspire women of all ages and experience levels across the built environment sector. Please do join us as we #makeithappen.

See the Event Flyer for more details.

The celebrations will take place on:


Wednesday 4th March 2015


18:30 – 21:30


University College London, Room B11, Bentham House, 4-8 Endsleigh Gardens, WC1H 0EG

Tickets are free but booking is essential, please book via:


This event is kindly sponsored  by KDH Associates
This event is kindly sponsored by KDH Associates