West of Scotland RTPI AGM – Thursday, 28th January 2016

Urban Land Reform – Implications for Planning West of Scotland RTPI

Date & Time: Thursday, 28th January at 6pm

Venue: Banker Suite, Mercure Hotel, 201 Ingram Street, Glasgow.

Cost: Free for members, £5 for non-members – including LIS Members (refreshments included)

Booking: As with our previous AGM’s this event is anticipated to be very busy, so booking is essential.

The publication of the Scottish Government Land Reform Review Group’s (LRRG) Final Report in May 2014 has sparked renewed interest in land reform debates, and the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill is currently progressing through the Scottish Parliament. The LRRG’s final report includes recommendations for urban land reform which, if implemented, could have significant implications for planning, house building and property development. In the context of the Scottish Government’s ongoing Independent Planning Review, urban land reform issues are therefore highly relevant to emerging planning practice across Scotland.

Professor David Adams, Ian Mactaggart Chair of Property & Urban Studies at Glasgow University and an independent advisor to the LRRG, will deliver a talk on the relationship between urban land reform and planning.

The talk will be followed by responses from Andy Milne, Chief Executive of SURF (Scotland’s Independent Regeneration Network) and Blair Melville, Planning Director at Turleys and formerly Head of Planning Strategy at Homes for Scotland. All three speakers will then take questions from the floor.


  • 6.00pm – Arrival & Refreshments
  • 6.15pm – Talk by Prof David Adams and panel discussion
  • 7.45pm – West of Scotland Chapter AGM
  • 8.15pm – Open invitation to join the new committee for drinks in the Tellers Bar & Brasserie of the Corinthian Club, adjacent to the Mercure Hotel.

Call for nominations to RTPI WoSC Committee

Nominations will be accepted for all officer posts and ordinary committee members prior to the AGM on the evening of 28th January. The officer posts will be decided at the AGM. Nominations can be made in advance by e-mail to the committee or, for Ordinary Members only, in person on the night. The roles to be decided are:

  • Vice-Convenor
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Events Convenor(s)
  • Communications Convenor
  • Ordinary Committee Members

All officers currently in post are eligible to nominate themselves again should they wish to continue in that role, with the exception of the Vice-Convenor and Convenor. The Convenor for 2016 will be Duncan Smart who served as vice-convenor for 2015.

The AGM is open to all RTPI members, student members and licentiates. Please let us know by e-mail if you are intending to come along

Anyone who is interested in getting involved is welcome to come to a meeting to see what we do. Contact the committee by e-mail to obtain a list of dates.


Find out more via the RTPI website HERE


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