Press release: 30:06:17
Terence O'Rourke has been honoured after one of its young employees was nominated to present on the impact of climate change at a national planning convention.
Hayley Davis, an assistant environmental planner who joined the planning consultants in 2015, gave her talk at the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Planning Convention in London recently.
Hayley joined expert speakers from around the world to address how planners can “contribute to building a stronger, inclusive and sustainable future for all”.
Topics at the conference ranged from devolution and housing, to smart and sustainable planning. It also offered delegates the opportunity to hear from key influencers in the industry and discover solutions to pressing issues facing the profession.
Hayley - one of just five young planners to be chosen to speak at the prestigious event – told the audience how she plans to tackle climate change during her career.
Hayley’s presentation considered opportunities where planners can combat the rise of climate change by embracing new technology and working closely with other key stakeholders to make the world a more sustainable place.
The news coincides with Terence O’Rourke winning the RTPI Award for Employer Excellence – one of the most established and respected award ceremonies in the planning industry.
Tim Hancock, managing director of the London and Bournemouth based consultants, said: “It is a great honour and testament to Hayley’s ability that she was selected as one of just five young planners to give a talk at the highly regarded RTPI Planning Convention.
“Leading figures in the planning industry attended and gave their insights, so for us to have one of our own sharing the stage with them was a proud moment for us all at Terence O’Rourke.
“The fact we also recently won the RTPI Award for Employer Excellence shows our dedication to our staff.”
Hayley said: “I was delighted to be given this opportunity to talk on climate change. Hopefully people took away some ideas on how we can all do more as planners to make the world a more sustainable place.”
Hayley’s abilities have also resulted in her being announced as the winner of Terence O’Rourke’s annual Tom Sherrington Award.