Meet the Chair for Planning – Dr Louise Brooke-Smith OBE, FRICS, MRTPI
Louise has over 30-years’ experience across the property, land use and construction sectors within the UK and overseas. Previously a Partner of Arcadis LLP – UK Head of Development & Strategic Planning, she now holds numerous Non-Executive Directorships and advisory roles.
As the first female RICS Global President (2014-15), Louise led a series of groundbreaking property-related initiatives and championed diversity and inclusivity. She is a Freeman of the City of London and was National Construction Achiever (2015). Louise holds Honorary Doctorates from the Universities of Wolverhampton, Sheffield Hallam and Birmingham City. Louise was awarded the OBE in 2019 for services to the built environment.
- Review and summarise recent and relevant air quality research relating to land use and placemaking
- Improve planning statute, guidance and regulation to fully reflect air quality research
- ‘Home Buyers’ report to reference an air quality index