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  • Read our response to the Housing White Paper consultation.
  • RTPI publishes our Manifesto ahead of the General Election 2017.
  • We are a partner in a new research centre set up to inform housing policy in the UK.
  • RTPI evidence features strongly in Commons housing report.


Better planning for housing affordability

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This position paper sets out why better planning is the solution to the housing crisis in relation to the England Housing White Paper.


How local authorities are helping to fix our broken housing market

Blog by Janice Morphet introducing a new research project looking into the role of local authorities providing housing. Read more of our blogs.


New homes coverWhere should we build new homes?

Our policy statement on identifying new housing development opportunities.



RTPI's 16 ways in 16 days campaign to address the housing crisis. Practical recommendations for Government.


Delivering Large Scale Housing Paper CoverDelivering large scale housing

How new homes can be built in the places where they are most needed by unlocking existing large scale housing schemes and potential sites across England and Scotland.


Location of Development

Analyses the location and scale of recent planning permissions for housing in twelve English city-regions. Examines the understanding of the changing relationships between housing, jobs and infrastructure.


Dementia coverDementia and Town Planning

Explains the important role that town planners have a role in creating homes and local environments that meet the needs of people living with dementia, and create places that work well for everyone. Endorsed by Alzheimer's Society.


Planning for housing

Includes a tool to find out how the household projections for English LA's have changed between the 2008 and 2011 projections. Explores key factors and how they can be used.


Future -proofing Society Front CoverFuture-proofing society

The role of planning in responding to the challenges of demographic and climate change.





awards imageRTPI Awards for Planning Excellence

Showcases the very best in excellence for planning to deliver housing. Plymouth City Council's, Plan for Homes won the 2016 award.


RTPI-CIH Planning for Housing Network

Join our free Network and help develop policy, knowledge and good practice for the RTPI and the Chartered Institute of Housing.RTPI eventsBrowse our calendar for housing events.


The process for developing robust housing evidence for local development plans in Wales

Considers the process for developing robust housing projections for Local Development Plans in Wales. Full report and a research briefing.


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@rtpiknowledge : RT @RTPIPlanners: New online training from RTPI will teach you about smart cities and planning 14/12/2017 - 02:23

@rtpiknowledge : Happy birthday to planner extraordinaire @HarryBurchill. We hope you're enjoying your well deserved holiday! 14/12/2017 - 02:17

@rtpiknowledge : Our own @urban_wonder on BBC5 this morning talking about need for joined up public transport to improve congestion,… 08/12/2017 - 12:19