All Careers Advice

  • Reports are planners’ bread and butter.You don’t have to be Shakespeare to write a good one, but you do need a clear framework, a lively style and a capacity to write crisp analysis. We share five tips to enable you to be the toast of town planning when putting pen to paper.
  • Ishaku Maitumbi MRTPI, is a spatial planner and programme manager for the United Nations Human Settlements Programme based in Nairobi, Kenya. Here he talks about his work and the issues facing Somalia, where he works.
  • Anne Fisher, heritage planner at Town of Milton, Ontario in Canada, talk about about her work and the issues facing the area.
  • Planning and regeneration consultancy Nexus Planning has announced eight internal promotions, including the appointment of Justin Cove as director.
  • Liane Hartley, director at London-based sustainable planning consultancy Mend, has launched an ‘ethical’ recruitment agency and sustainability consultancy for the construction and infrastructure sector.

  • Planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore has appointed Ben Lewis, formerly of GVA, as director of infrastructure and energy.
  • The National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA) has announced three new ambassadors for its Right to Build Task Force, which aims to ‘boost and integrate custom and self build housing across the UK’.
  • Property advisory firm Iceni Projects has announced two hires in its Manchester office.
  • Law firm Blandy & Blandy LLP has announced the promotions of Victoria Charlesson, Gemma Smith, Chris Wilson and Jessica Irwin.
  • Property consultancy Bidwells has appointed Flora MacLeod and Jonathan Bainbridge in its London office.
  • Global engineering and infrastructure advisory firm Aurecon has appointed Mieszko Iwaskow as its Transport Planning Leader.
  • Planning and regeneration consultancy Nexus Planning has recruited Paul Landsberg as an associate to its London office.
  • George Browne, deputy chief town planner at Barbados Town and County Planning Office, Saint Michael, talks about his work and the issues facing the area.
  • Jiaqi Chen, planner and consultant at Citynet International Architects & Associate, talks about her work and the issues facing the area.
  • Speaking in public is never likely to top a planner’s list of enjoyable work activities – standing up in a packed council chamber to put the case for or against an application is a nerve-wracking experience for many. Trevor Morton explains how to lessen the nerves and improve performance.
  • Acorn Property Group has recruited an mechanical and electrical (M&E) design manager, a commercial director and a development coordinator.
  • Planning consultancy Turley has appointed Steve Kosky as the first director in its new Cambridge office.
  • Property consultancy JLL has strengthened its Southampton team, as Aiden Murray becomes a qualified planner.
  • Indigo Planning has appointed Bethany McQue as a planner and Tom Dilke has been recruited for the newly-created position of researcher.
  • Amy Hitchings has been appointed as land manager at Acorn Property Group’s regional office in Bristol.