ideasSPACE with Wei Yang, 2021 President of the RTPI

in conversation with Christopher Martin


“In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable”

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Designing our towns, settlements and cities to provide a canvas for healthy lives lies at the heart of good urban design and planning. Covid has brought keenly into focus the affect places have on both our physical and mental heath. In the UK we are currently considering major reforms to the planning system, pushing for more beauty in development along with regional urban equality.

It's a good time to talk to Wei Yang about the future of planning, how it can remain relevant and drive innovation in facing the combined challenges of climate change, the loss of biodiversity and social inequality.



ideasSPACE is a series of in depth conversations hosted by Christopher Martin (UDG Treasurer, co-founder of Urban Movement) and produced in collaboration with our media partner, UrbanNous

Urban Design Group Article - ideasSPACE with Wei Yang, 2021 President of the RTPI by in conversation with Christopher Martin

Wei Yang is a planner and an urban designer. 

She is Founder and Chairman of Wei Yang & Partners and President of the Royal Town Planning Institute for 2021