Wei Yang & Partners’ project nominated for prestigious RTPI International Award for Planning Excellence 2019
04 Feb 2019
The Development Plan of Jinjiang Dream Town for Talents prepared by Wei Yang & Partners has been named as a finalist in the category for International Award at the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 2019.
The RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence are the most established and respected awards in the UK planning industry. Running for over 40 years, they celebrate exceptional examples of planning and the contribution planners make to society.
The Dream Town project outlined a collective vision and focused on an implementable framework centred on sustainable, holistic and localised solutions to revitalise a declining coastal area. This involved upgrading key infrastructure and services, preserving historic fabric and cultural heritage, connecting with businesses and the younger generation, and fostering local entrepreneurship.
WYP Chairman Dr Wei Yang FRTPI said: “I am delighted to know our Jinjiang Dream Town project has been shortlisted for the prestigious RTPI International Award for Planning Excellence 2019.
Adopting the 21st Century Garden City approach in creating long-term incentives for communities and the environment, the project promoted a new way of perceiving prosperity, which looks beyond the narrow domain of economic growth, and creates a sense of collective wellbeing and fulfilment for all.”
RTPI President Ian Tant MRTPI said: “Many congratulations to all this year’s finalists, who demonstrate outstanding contributions to planning, producing a positive effect on our communities, the economy and the environment. They have shown how planners can use their passion and skills to meet needs, deliver high quality design and tackle environmental challenges – they should all be proud of their role as a force for good in society.”
The final result will be announced during a ceremony held at Milton Court Concert Hall in central London on 24 April 2019.