Ruth Reed takes part in Christmas University Challenge 2015

Ruth Reed and the Sheffield team with University Challenge host, Jeremy Paxman
Ruth Reed and the Sheffield team with University Challenge host, Jeremy Paxman
Ruth Reed and the Sheffield team with University Challenge host, Jeremy Paxman

Look out for Ruth Reed on University Challenge this Christmas. Ruth will be representing Sheffield University competing against Aberdeen University to secure a place in the semi-finals.  The show airs on 28th December at 7.30pm on BBC2.

It is the penultimate first-round match with both teams doing battle for a place in the semis. They are the University of Aberdeen, with broadcaster Nicky Campbell and Kezia Dugdale, leader of the Scottish Labour Party, and Sheffield University, with science presenter Adam Hart, Sid Lowe and Nicci Gerrard, the thriller writer better known as Nicci French. Ruth specialises in ‘Self build’ projects.

Iplayer – available shortly after broadcast: BBC Two – University Challenge, Christmas 2015, Aberdeen v Sheffield

Ruth’s Town Planning Book Published

Town Planning: RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Guide
Town Planning: RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Guide

Green Planning Studio Ltd are very please to announce the publication of a new book written by one of our directors, namely, Ruth Reed. The book entitled “Town Planning: The RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Guide”  is part of a series of books providing must-read practical guidance on running efficient and successful projects. Each book in the series tackles a core project task and explains the essential activities and considerations at each stage of the new Plan of Work – the definitive UK model for the building design and construction process produced by the RIBA.

Ruth’s book is focused on the associated planning policy and process of Town Planning and is sure to be considered an authoritative guide based on her considerable expertise in planning.

Her book has a forward from the Government’s Chief Planner. Extract from forward by Steve Quartermain, Chief Planner, Department for Communities and Local Government:

‘This guide usefully charts the planning processes against the stages of the RIBA Plan of Work 2013, setting out the routes to achieving consent for development and the strategies that can be adopted, and their implications for project timescales and budgets.’

Each book provides many hints and tips for projects large and small.  Easy to use and navigate and in a small and handy format, these guides will provide the ultimate quick reference support in the office and or on site for all practitioners.

Ruth gives evidence at House of Commons NPPF Select Committee

On Monday 21st of July Ruth Reed gave oral evidence at the seventh session for the inquiry into the Operation of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) at the House of Commons. Speaking at the Communities and Local Government Committee, Ruth gave evidence in her capacity as the chair of the RIBA’s Planning Expert Advisory Group.

The video of the session is embedded below:

House of Commons video: