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RTPI Blog

  • 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 »

  • Clause 11 and all that
    Clause 11 and all that 11 April 2018 Author: Richard Blyth

    As the EU Withdrawal Bill ends its passage through the House of Lords this week with the Report stage, Richard Blyth tells us what is at stake. More »

  • Challenges facing planning education in the UK
    Challenges facing planning education in the UK 06 April 2018 Author: John Sturzaker

    What are the challenges faced by planning schools, and how are they responding to these challenges with new ways of doing things? More »

  • Where is the "glue" in the new NPPF?
    Where is the "glue" in the new NPPF? 30 March 2018 Author: Hannah Budnitz

    The new NPPF draft seems to have missed out opportunities to join up transport planning with land use planning, says Hannah Budnitz. More »

  • In praise of cities
    In praise of cities 26 March 2018 Author: John Acres

    RTPI President ponders on the future of cities on his return from the World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur. More »

  • Sustainability and green belts
    Sustainability and green belts 19 March 2018 Author: Robert M Purton

    Is it not time for planners to encourage a re-evaluation of which areas of land we, as a profession, label as Green Belt, asks Robert Purton. More »