DJCAD member appointed as Fellow of the Royal Town Planning Institute

Published on 30 January 2024

Kirsty Macari has recently been appointed a Fellow at the Royal Town Planning Institute, making her one of the first female fellows in Scotland.

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Kirsty Macari, Co-Head of Undergraduate at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, has recently been appointed a Fellow of the Royal Town Planning Institute. Kirsty is one of the first female fellows in Scotland and with only a small number of Fellows across the globe generally. 

The sub-committee were particularly impressed with her work with Architecture and Design Scotland, promoting good architecture and sustainable design for the betterment of everyone’s lives.

“As one of only a few female Fellows of the RTPI, and in particular in Scotland, it is an honour to have been recognised for my contribution to the profession. I am proud of the journey I have been on - from being that individual in school who didn't know planning existed, to helping shape the learning journey of our planners of tomorrow and having my own varied planning journey in between. In some respects, I feel it is only just beginning. 

"I hope to use this recognition as a Fellow to encourage others to think about the contribution they can and do make to the profession, in the day job, and to the institute. I want our profession to showcase the eclectic mix of planners that make it what it is, just like the places that we plan in and for.”

Founded in 1914, the Royal Town Planning Institute is an international professional body for town planners with over 27,000 members in 88 countries. They are responsible for maintaining professional standards and accrediting world class planning courses both in the UK and internationally. They are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive profession and to advancing the art and science of planning.

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