TCPA chief executive appointed visiting professor at the Bartlett

Kate Henderson, Chief Executive of the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) has been appointed as a Visiting Professor at The Bartlett School of Planning, one of the world’s leading research-led planning schools.

Professor Nick Gallent, Professor of Housing and Planning and Head of the Bartlett School of Planning, said:

“Kate Henderson is a passionate advocate of the power of planning to support communities and change lives. I am extremely pleased that she has accepted the invitation to become a Visiting Professor at the Bartlett School of Planning. I am sure that with her passion for the subject, she will help us inspire the next generation of professionals to see planning, at all levels, as a positive force for change.”

Kate Henderson, TCPA Chief Executive said:

“The Bartlett School of Planning at UCL is an internationally renowned centre of excellence in research, teaching, policy and practice and I am absolutely thrilled and honoured to have been appointed Visiting Professor.

It is essential that planning policy and practice builds on leading-edge academic research to shape how and where we will live in the 21st century. We need robust evidence and understanding, developed by academic institutions such as the Bartlett, to inform how planning can better respond to people’s needs and aspirations and tackle the key issues facing society today, such as the chronic shortage of housing and the impact of climate change.

I am looking forward to having creative, challenging and inspiring discussions with staff and students at the Bartlett School about how to shape and advocate planning policies that put social justice and the environment at the heart of the debate.”

The appointment of Visiting Professor at The Bartlett has been made by the Provost of UCL, on the recommendation of the Head of the Bartlett School of Planning. It is an honorary position and may involve giving lectures and seminars as well as participating in research.

Kate Henderson will continue to lead the TCPA as Chief Executive and take up her activities as Visiting Professor at the Bartlett School when she returns from maternity leave in July 2014.