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SEED colleague becomes Fellow of prestigious institute

16 October 2017

Cecilia Wong, Professor of Spatial Planning and Director of the Spatial Policy and Analysis Lab (SPAL), has become the newest Fellow of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).

Fellowship is the RTPI's highest membership class and was awarded to Cecilia for her outstanding contribution to planning.

Cecilia said: "It is a great honour to be elected to Fellowship of the RTPI, which was beyond my imagination when I first left Hong Kong to embark on my postgraduate planning studies at the University of Liverpool.

"The Fellowship confirms the value of academic research in informing planning policy and practice as well as the importance of nurturing the next generation of planners in the UK and around the world.

"I hope that the planning academic community will be encouraged and more of us will become Fellows of the Institute."

Graham Stallwood, Chair of the RTPI Board of Trustees, said: "Professor Wong has made a significant contribution to the profession, and has successfully straddled the divide between academia and policy communities.

"The impact of her research has become international, influencing policy, debate and practice across the globe.

"I’m pleased to welcome the Professor to Fellowship."

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