Manchester graduate named RTPI Young Planner of the Year

University of Manchester graduate Robyn Skerratt has been named the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Young Planner of the Year for 2020.

Robyn, who studied MPlan Town Planning and Urban Regeneration at the University in 2009/10, currently works for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and, among other achievements across numerous planning roles, oversaw the delivery of the UK’s first Voluntary National Review of progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, presented to the United Nations in July 2019.

The judges commented: "Robyn embodies the idea of what an ambassador should be, for not only Young Planners but the profession for many years to come.

"Her confidence and passion for planning, and the future of the profession, shone through; it was all-encompassing and reached beyond the conventional realms of planning.

"Her work on developing the SDGs within Government and with the UN was particularly impressive and noteworthy.

"The judging panel were in awe of what she has been able to achieve in her career to date and are excited to see what she achieves as the Young Planner of the Year, and beyond.”

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