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RTPI Blog

  • Transforming the Green Belt
    Transforming the Green Belt 04 June 2018 Author: Merrick Denton-Thompson

    The Green Belt is a single-issue designation that has outlived its usefulness, the Landscape Institute argues. More »

  • Planners can make renewable energy a bigger success
    Planners can make renewable energy a bigger success 24 May 2018 Author: Robbie Calvert

    From creating transmission structures to strategic planning, planners are crucial to making renewable energy an even bigger success story in the UK, writes Robbie Calvert. More »

  • 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 »