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RTPI Blog

  • My back yard
    My back yard 11 August 2017 Author: Richard Blyth

    Richard Blyth responds to new proposals on how to get people to say “Yes in my back yard” to housing. More »

  • Why Valparaiso works for me
    Why Valparaiso works for me 09 August 2017 Author: Kate Houghton

    Kate Houghton, RTPI Scotland Policy and Practice Officer, takes us to Valparaiso in Chile to kickstart a new series exploring how town planning has contributed vitally to the quality and appeal of places. More »

  • How can the UK be a world leader in digitising land data?

    The last six months have seen a huge amount promised around creating a world leading property and land data service in the UK. Now it is time to turn that promise into reality. More »

  • Inclusive environments: a moral issue, a business case and a statutory duty

    Inclusive planning is much more than a tick box exercise and education is key to change attitudes and make responsible, inclusive design an integral part of professional behaviour. More »

  • Is urban sustainability going out of fashion?
    Is urban sustainability going out of fashion? 25 July 2017 Author: Jonathan Metzger

    Sustainable cities, smart cities, green cities, low carbon cities - do they mean the same thing to you? And are the same thing when it comes to implementation? More »

  • Can’t we all be place planners?
    Can’t we all be place planners? 20 July 2017 Author: Hannah Budnitz

    Big data and technology are increasingly driving transport planning but often considerations for place are missing. Hannah Budnitz explains why transport planners need to reclaim their position in the place-... More »