John Hughes FRICS took office as RICS President on 7 November 2017.
John is based in Toronto, Canada, and is a founding partner of Hemson Consulting Ltd. For clients mainly in the public sector, the firm provides a wide range of advice regarding urban and regional growth management issues including demographics, land use planning and development, and municipal finance.John was Chair of RICS in the Americas from 2013-16, and chaired RICS Governing Council’s Strategy Group from 2015-16.In his role as President, John’s major themes are cities, including planning and management; infrastructure, including sustainable investment; and technology, particularly its relationship to cities. John is also proud to hold the position of President during RICS’ 150th anniversary year.
John Hughes FRICS, 22 Mar 2018
In 2007, the proportion of the world’s population that lived in cities passed 50% for the first time. Urban populations are now set to grow by over two billion people in the next 30 years.
John Hughes FRICS, 24 Jan 2018
Of the many charges levelled against political and business elites, perhaps the most damning is that they have abandoned the interests of society.
John Hughes FRICS, 28 Nov 2017
When more than 40 trillion litres of water fell on Houston, Texas, in August 2017, the impact was catastrophic. The floods provided yet more evidence for the growing list of extreme weather events affecting our planet.
John Hughes FRICS, 08 Nov 2017
I’m honoured to take on the RICS Presidency as we prepare to celebrate our 150th anniversary in 2018.
John Hughes FRICS, 21 Apr 2016
I’m writing this article from our wonderful global headquarters building in London. Throughout the office I keep hearing great comments about the Summit of the Americas and the first World Built Environment Forum.
John Hughes FRICS, 12 Dec 2015
As we come to the end of the year, I'd like to reflect on the significance of our profession, and how a rapidly changing industry is calling for a sharp, up-to-date membership.
© RICS 2018
© RICS 2018