Samer Bagaeen

Professor of Planning & Urban Resilience | University of Kent

Professional background: Diversity, Regeneration, Surveying

Speaking experience: Keynote Speaker, Panellist

Speaker topics: Skills for sustainable urban development, Community planning & regeneration, Urban resilience, Sustainable mobility & smart city solutions, Regional planning

Professor Samer Bagaeen is a Technical Director in Town Planning & Stakeholder Capability at Arcadis. He is also Professor of Planning & Resilient Systems at the University of Kent where he is Programme Director for the MA in Urban Planning & Resilience. He also holds the role of Visiting Professor at Imperial College London. He is a member of the Academic Advisory Group for the Real Estate Data Foundation and is a Member of the RICS Land and Resources Technical Expert Working Group.
Samer is a Trustee of the Royal Town Planning Institute and Chair of the RTPI’s International Committee. He is also a Non-Executive Board Member on the South East (England) Regional Board at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Member of the Creative Estuary Advisory Board. He previously served as a Trustee at the Town & Country Planning Association for the period 2015-2020. Samer received the Freedom of the City of London in September 2023 and was nominated for the UKREiiF (UK Real Estate Infrastructure & Investment Forum) EDI Champion Award in May 2023. Samer was elected to Brighton & Hove City Council in 2019 and re-elected in 2023.

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