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Climate change and energy

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If you would like to learn more about understanding land as a resource at the RTPI, Hilme fencontinue your CPD or would like to get involved, please see these links.


Location of Development

A major new research project from the RTPI which looks at the spatial implications of new housing developments in city-regions across the UK, including the impacts on climate resilience. 

Planning for sustainable energy and construction: latest developments and thinking

Speaker presentations from an RTPI SW event held in Falmouth in July, including energy efficient urban design and planning for community energy.

Planning for climate change

An RTPI Learn online training module around providing 15 hours' worth of learning as a mixture of text, web links, video clips, diagrams as well as interactive quizzes with instant feedback.

Spatial planning and energy for communities in all landscapes (SPECIAL)

A European partnership – building the capacity to plan and deliver sustainable energy solutions. RTPI is a multiplier organisation supporting the TCPA in England. TCPA have organsised a number of FREE CPD training events in Sept-Nov covering district heating, retrofitting and regeneration and community energy.

Future-proofing society

Why planners need to be at the forefront of responses to climate change and demographic change. This Planning Horizons project looks forward, beyond immediate concerns, to some of the major long-term climate change and demographic change challenges that will shape the next 100 years.

Lessons to be learned from the fracking debate

Ken Cronin from UK Onshore Oil and Gas presented at the RTPI/MPA Minerals Conference.

Sustainable energy in the built environment: best practice for Scottish planners

The RTPI has endorsed this advice from the Energy Saving Trust that outlines planning policies and development management procedures that positively encourage both sustainable improvements and low carbon building.

RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence

Showcases the very best in exceptional examples of planning. Hanham Hall, Gloucestershire won the award for excellence in planning for the natural environment  and will be England's first large-scale housing scheme to achieve the 2016 zero-carbon standard.


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