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Networks, groups and forums

In addition to our regional branches, the RTPI supports a number of special interest networks, groups and forums. These encourage informed discussion and debate, and sharing of good practice and information, between members and the Institute on specific topics and professional issues.

ESPON

A research programme providing data, concepts and techniques for developing effective place-based policies.

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Independent Consultants' Network

For RTPI members who work as sole practitioners or run their own small planning practices.

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International Development Network

Resources and networking for those interested in planning and international development.

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Planning Education and Research Network

Aims to increase knowledge exchange between planning educators, researchers and practitioners.

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NAPE (Planning Enforcement)

NAPE promotes and enhances the role of planning enforcement in the planning profession.

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RTPI-CIH Planning for Housing Network

Developing policy, knowledge and good practice for the RTPI and CIH. This network is open to members of both institutes.

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Politicians in Planning (PIPA)

PIPA aims to influence planning policies and to press decision-makers to address current planning-related issues effectively. 

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Regeneration

The Regeneration Network is for RTPI members who are involved in or interested in regeneration, in any setting (rural, urban or coastal).

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Transport Planning

The RTPI-TPS Transport Planning Network (TPN) is a member-driven forum for transport planners and those with an interest in transport issues.

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Urban Design

The network aims to address issues that might bring greater clarity to urban design in practice. It also includes an Historic Environment Group.

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Young Planners

Providing events, networking and resources for planners in the early stages of their career.

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