Richard Mabbitt

Urban and Regional Development Planning and Management


Date of Birth: 9 May 1952

Nationality: British

Languages: English – mother tongue, French – conversational, Lao – fair, Thai – fair, Indonesian – basic, Mandarin Chinese – basic, Khmer – basic

Professional Societies: Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute

1974-1976 Voluntary Service Overseas, Nigeria

1976-1978 Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall and Partners, London and Preston

1978-1980 Forward Planning Department, Borough of Merton, London

1980-1983 New Territories Development Department, Hong Kong Government, Hong Kong

1983-1984 RMJM Ltd., Hong Kong and London

1984-1989 Gilmore Hankey Kirke Ltd., London and Pakistan

1989-1994 The Conservation Practice, UK

1994-present Independent Consultant


“Best Practice Sustainable Urban Development in Asia – Case Studies”, ADB, with Brian Roberts and others, December 2006

” Chinese Plan Tropical Paradise in Wild West”, ( Tourism Development Plan, Hainan Island, China), Planning, 12 May 1995

” Planning Consultancy – View from the Front Line”, South Talk – Bulletin of Southern Region of The Royal Town Planning Institute, January 1995.

” Preserving The Eternal Triangles” , (Master Plan for The Pyramids), Journal of The Royal Town Planning Institute, 11 August 1994.

” Planning in the Emerging Market Economy in The Czech Republic”, Planning, 26 February 1993.

” Prague Fabric Threatened by Developers”, Planning, 21 February 1992.

” Making Room for Another 1.6m in Hong Kong”, The Journal of The Royal Town Planning Institute, March 1985 (co-author with R. Stewart).

Key to images:
Footbridge across Nam Xong river, Vang Vieng, Lao PDR, 2001