We are proud that co-director Hana Loftus has been nominated as one of The Planner's Women of Influence for 2022.
This is the fourth year The Planner has produced such a list, featuring 50 of the most influencial women in and around planning, as nominated by their readers and selected by a panel of judges. The list is representative of the women whose commitment to support colleagues and the community, creativity, inclusivity and diversity, and achievement has most affected the planning profession over the last year - "a year of much discussion about levelling up, continued concern about health, inequality and the built environment, and an intense concentration on the climate crisis."
Her citation says that “Hana cares deeply about public participation in planning, has led major programmes of public engagement and consultation, and effectively co-designed large and small development projects. She also has an in-depth understanding of policy making – having written policy at local plan level down to supplementary planning documents, design guides and unadopted guidance. She is a confident and experienced voice when working with senior political leaders, civil servants and the private sector – sensitive to the political nuances and, importantly, able to build bridges between different interest groups.”