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If you would like to learn more about economy and growth at the RTPI, continue your CPD or get involved, please see these links.
Latest in our extensive programme of research demonstrates how good planning can deliver sustainable economic growth and housing. It also suggests why in the UK we are not consistently realising the value of planning in practice, especially compared to parts of continental Europe.
A major research programme to map and analyse recent planning permissions for housing across twelve city-regions in England.
The technology and AM sectors are among the main drivers of growth in Britain's metropolitan areas today. This report sets out recommendations for better capturing the social benefits of technology and AM sector growth, including collaborate with tech firms in urban regeneration projects and use firms' skills to address cities' infrastructural challenges.
Richard Blyth considers what the implications of Brexit are likely to be for planning and planners. See more of our blogs.
Reports on a small-scale econometric study into the effects of investment in parkland in Dagenham, East London, on surrounding house prices. Examines if this type of social goal can also be shown to have economic value. There is a working paper and summary briefing.
By discussing his role in key research and evaluation projects Kieron demonstrates the pivotal role planning can have in ensuring good decision making in the market economy.
This research project shows how the firm confidence among planners and political leaders in China that planning can be a leading force in fostering economic growth is largely due to a proactive interpretation of the role of planning in strengthening the economy as well as shaping the market according to the needs of society.
This research project finds that when planning is provided with a proactive remit to utilise functions such as upfront investment in infrastructure and land assembly, planning can add value by creating certainty for market actors and boosting demand for development through the creation of place-quality.
Examines whether a lack of resources in the North West of England is impacting on growth and development, and what can be done to respond to these pressures. Finds significant reductions in LPA budgets and staffing since 2010, with a third fewer planning staff overall.
John Wacher from the London Borough of Islington considers the impact of viability assessments on the plan-led system.
Final report published in July 2015 finds that LEPs could play a critical role in devolution to cities and regions and in promoting economic growth, but their potential is being held back by their unclear status and unfamiliarity with town planning.
Shows how, after two decades of regeneration, unemployment in The Gorbals fell by 31% between 2004 and 2012, making a much needed case that good planning has a direct impact on individuals' lives, rather than just delivering 'gentrification' effects.
A unique collaboration from the RTPI, Institute of Economic Development, Association of Town and City Management (ATCM) and Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), this report offers practical steps to regenerate our underperforming cities to unleash their economic potential.
Outlines RTPI policy and demonstrates how effective planning leads to sustainable growth by adding value, achieving efficiencies and adding certainty by using case studies.
Examines how planners can play a critical role in supporting sustainable economic 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.
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.
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Showcases the very best in exceptional examples of planning to create economically successful places. The 2016 winner was University of Southampton Boldrewood Innovation Campus 2005-15, is the biggest university-industry collaboration in the UK and required many tightly programmed projects to successfully deliver the transformational redevelopment of the campus.
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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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