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RTPI-CIH Planning for Housing Network

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We are delighted that you have visited our Network homepage to find out more about the Joint Network that plays an important part in developing policy, knowledge and good practice for the two Institutes - the RTPI & the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH). Cross-profession co-operation is at the heart of successful planning for housing and the delivery of more and better housing in the right locations is at the top of today's political agenda.


Regular Bulletins keep members up to date with planning for housing issues, publications and events and allow member-to-member exchanges to benefit from the vast range of knowledge and experience across the Network. To receive a sample Bulletin please email the Network Manager. Members have access to an archive of Bulletins and other useful resources.


Through the Network membership we offer events such as study tours, policy consultations and practice insights.

RTPI Greenbelt Debate

The RTPI is holding a seminar to bring together a number of leading thinkers on the subject of greenbelt development. The issue will undoubtedly be in the inbox of any new government and we are keen to ensure that going forward the debate is mindful of the social and economic consequences of greenbelt development, rather than being polarised and ideological. With that in mind we have amassed a number of leading thinkers who will provide a diverse range of perspectives on this topical issue


  • Professor Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography, University of Oxford,


  • Tom Papworth, Senior Fellow of the Adam smith Institute and author of The green noose- An analysis of Green Belts and proposals for reform
  • Dr Nicholas Falk, Founder Director of URBED 
  • Matt Thomson, Head of Planning, CPRE
  • Dr Tim Marshall, Reader in Planning, Oxford Brookes University
Venue: Oxford Brookes University

Would you be willing to offer an inspiring, instructive and/or thought-provoking couple of hours for members in 2015? Ideas and offers please to the Network Manager.


We are always pleased to welcome new members and we are happy through the Network to address issues that might bring greater clarity to planning for housing in practice. The Network is only open to Members of the RTPI and/or the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH); for both there is a range of membership options and not all involve a professional qualification.

You can join the Network via this link.

Rural housing interest group

The Interest Group on Rural Housing is building up web content on the topic. This specialist content is held in the Network Members' Area. If you too have an interest in planning for rural housing you may like to get involved in the activities of the Interest Group - and receive briefings on matters of relevance and significance.


For more information on this Network contact:






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