Dr Wei Yang spoke at UK-Ireland Planning Research Conference 2020
09 Sep 2020
Dr Wei Yang spoke at UK-Ireland Planning Research Conference 2020 on 9th September.
Hosted by the Bartlett School of Planning of UCL, the theme of the conference is 'Good Cities, Better Lives', the title of Professor Sir Peter Hall's final book from 2014.
Responding to the theme of the conference, in her paper ‘Good Planners, Better Communities - Developing a Modernised Planning Profession for the 21st Century’, Dr Yang argued that professional planning bodies and planning schools should take joined-up strategic actions to set ‘the new professional standard for planning’ to be a ‘global force for good’.
Dr Yang commented “On the one hand, the value and purpose of the planning profession should be advocated to the wider public. On the other hand, the modernisation of the profession should be accelerated with skills required in the 21st Century. Five key attributes, i.e. global vision, skills, trust, leadership, and sense of pride, should be possessed to ensure the planning profession is future proofed to cultivate interdisciplinary leaders and enablers, and continually attract talent from future generations.”