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RTPI Blog

  • Cities hold the future in their own hands
    Cities hold the future in their own hands 21 May 2018 Author: Samer Bagaeen

    More cities are taking on the fight against urban issues such as migration, security and social inequality themselves, writes Samer Bagaeen. More »

  • General Data Protection Regulation
    General Data Protection Regulation 14 May 2018 Author: Berenice Seel (Data Protection Officer)

    On the 25th May 2018 the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come in to force, protecting and strengthening data protection both within the EU and covering the export of personal data outside the EU. More »

  • Cities need to cool down to survive
    Cities need to cool down to survive 08 May 2018 Author: Milena Ivkovic

    A new concept of "cool planning" is making cities behave much less like a hard barrier and more a flexible system that can endure much more pressure from climate change forces. More »

  • A new tool to protect and make better use of natural capital
    A new tool to protect and make better use of natural capital 02 May 2018 Author: Oliver Hölzinger

    A free tool has been launched to enable planners and developers to effectively implement sustainable design. Find out how it works. More »

  • What are Ireland's best places?
    What are Ireland's best places? 26 April 2018 Author: Marion Chalmers

    Once again RTPI is organising the Best Places competition in Ireland, encouraging people to identify the places that are special to them and, more importantly, ask themselves why. More »

  • Planners are key players in this urban century
    Planners are key players in this urban century 18 April 2018 Author: Cliff Hague and Christine Platt

    The Commonwealth Summit in London this week highlights the need for planners to rise up to the global challenge. Two UN publications help to set the path. More »