Professor Samer Bagaeen was elected to Brighton and Hove City Council in May 2019. He is a Chartered Town Planner, a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He was invited into a Distinguished Fellowship of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 2012. Samer was appointed as a Design Council Expert in April 2021.
In addition to sitting on the Local Outbreak Emergency Board for Brighton & Hove and the city’s Health and Wellbeing Board, Samer sat on the Climate Assembly Advisory Board and sits on the Infrastructure Panel at the Greater Brighton Economic Board. He is a member of the Sussex Hydrogen Group.
Samer joined the University of Kent as Professor of Planning & Resilient Systems in Canterbury in April 2018 in a strategic advisory role. During this time, he supported the RICS in a thought leadership role and currently delivers the Institution’s corporate training on sustainability.
As Associate Director for City Relationships with 100 Resilient Cities (Rockefeller Foundation), Samer delivered cross-cutting urban resilience strategies in the global network.
Samer served as a Trustee of the Town and Country Planning Association (2015-2020) and as a Trustee of the RTPI (2016-2017). He has served on the RTPI General Assembly since 2012.