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Economy and growth

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Liverpool gatewayIf you would like to learn more about economics and growth at the RTPI, continue your CPD or would like to get involved, please see these links.

Fostering growth: understanding and strengthening the economic benefits of planning

Outlines RTPI policy and demonstrates how effective planning leads to sustainable growth by adding value, achieving efficiencies and adding certainty by using case studies.

Creating economically successful places

Examines how planners can play a critical role in supporting sustainable economic growth.

Partnerships for sub-regional growth

Looks at partnerships and collaborations at different spatial scales and how they can help to support planning and economic growth, including Local Enterprise Partnerships.

Planning for growth: the role of LEPs

Reviews the development of LEPs so far and analyses their role in relation to the planning system. Next steps will involve surveying LEPs to analyse the planning roles they are focussing on, the challenges they face, and their ambitions for the future.

Prospects for cities

Highlights the significance of core cities to the national economy and reflects on the approaches taken by Leeds and Manchester to generate prosperity beyond the capital.

The value of planning

The only recent and wide-ranging review of research examining the economic value of planning. We focus on economic and financial value, whilst recognising the importance of broader social and environmental value. Further work in 2015 will extend the evidence and arguments.

Viability: Understanding development economics

Complete the interactive activities online to improve your understanding of viability. 

Public sector resources and positive planning

RTPI North West have begun work to establish reliable evidence whether public resources are now so limited in some NW authorities that otherwise worthwhile development may be being stifled in coming forward. Due in Autumn 2015.

RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence

Showcases the very best in exceptional examples of planning to create economically successful places and celebrates the contribution that planners and planning make to society.

Regeneration Network

Join our free Network which plays an important part in developing policy, knowledge and good practice for RTPI members.

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Being a member of the RTPI makes you part of a community at the forefront of planning. Our members actively influence current thinking on spatial planning through participating in debates, developing good practice, responding to government consultations and bridging the gap between policy and research. You will also access a huge range of member benefits from access to special interest networks to discounts on events, talks and at high street retailers.

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Learn more about networks

RTPI Networks generate, demonstrate and disseminate knowledge and good practice.

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