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

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.


Powerful Women

On Friday 8th March 2013 Planning published an article called ‘The Power 100’ . The article listed the ‘100 most influential people in the sector’. These individuals who are said to shape policy and decision making were decided by 40 of the Planning senior contacts.

Within the list of 100 there were only 23 women.

  1. Roberta Blackman – Woods: MP – Shadow minster for Communities and Local Government.
  2. Baroness Hanham: Parliamentary under Secretary of State, DCLG.
  3. Shona Dunn: Director of Planning, DCLG.
  4. Jane Everton: Deputy Director, Development Plans, DCLG.
  5. Mary MacIntyre: Director of Strategic Planning Division, Department of Environment, Northern Ireland Executive.
  6. Fiona McCandless: Director of Local Planning Division, Department of the Environment, Northern Ireland Executive.
  7. Lindsey Nicoll: Chief Reporter and Director of Scotland Directorate of Planning Environmental Appeals (DEPA).
  8. Ruth Stanier: Deputy Director Planning, DCLG.
  9. Michele Dix: Managing Director, Transport for London.
  10. Rosemary Thomas: Head of Planning Division, the Welsh Government.
  11. Elaine Kinghan: Chief Commissioner, Northern Ireland Planning Appeals Commission.
  12. Rosemary Mcqueen : Strategic Built Environment Director, Westminster City Council.
  13. Trudi Elliot: Chief Executive of the RTPI.
  14. Kate Henderson: Chief Executive of the TCPA.
  15. Roisin Willmott: National Director for RTPI Wales and Northern Ireland.
  16. Emma Cariaga: Head of Strategic Projects and Development Director – London Portfolio, Land Security.
  17. Alison Nimmo: Chief Executive, Crown Estate.
  18. Liz Peace: Chief Executive, BPF.
  19. Nicola Walker: Head of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI)- Infrastructure and Environment Team.
  20. Sue Willcox: Head of Town Planning, Sainsbury’s.
  21. Claire Dutch: Chair of Joint Planning Law Conference Committee.
  22. Morag Ellis QC: Chair Planning and Environment Bar Association.
  23. Professor Janice Morphet: Visiting Professor at UCL.


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