Ian joined the Planning and Research team in Aberdeen in July 2019 whilst finishing his studies in MSc City Planning and Real Development at the University of Glasgow – a joint RTPI-RICS accredited postgraduate degree. He has since graduated with distinction and has won several academic awards. He assists with a range of projects for clients across Scotland and has begun his assessment of professional competence with the RTPI to become a chartered planner.
Before joining Ryden, Ian graduated in MA Geography from the University of Aberdeen and worked for two years as a planner with Aberdeenshire Council, where he worked on a variety of rural and urban developments across various application types.
He also has experience in planning appeal work, public consultation, discharging planning conditions and policy analysis. Ian has an excellent knowledge of planning in Scotland, which he looks forward to building on through his work with Ryden and our clients.