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Planning Education and Research Network


The Planning Education and Research Network (PERN) aims to support greater communication between educators, researchers and practitioners in the planning community. Its purpose is to:

  • highlight current and proposed research in planning education and practice
  • promote the exchange of information
  • support new planning researchers and publications
  • disseminate upcoming events in planning and research
  • develop international communication in research and educational activity
  • explore new methods of planning education and knowledge development
  • encourage the examination of planning theory against practice
  • provide a sounding board for futures thinking and innovation

Members of the Planning Education and Research Network receive quarterly updates on PERN through an e-mailed Bulletin. The e-Bulletins inform members on the latest RTPI planning news, upcoming calls for proposals, recent publications, important external news items and upcoming events in the field of planning. Members of the Network are encouraged to use the bulletin and web pages to share material, promote events and new projects and develop debates.

2018 Awards logo

Now open for entries:RTPI 2018 Awards for Research Excellence

Full details and entry forms are available via this page until Friday 18 May 2018.

Member Updates that may be of interest:

AUM 2018

AUM2018 is particularly interested in receiving papers and presentations that address urban modelling and long term change, but will also consider other novel ideas in applied urban models.

For standard-length and short papers/presentations, please email in an abstracts of 500-1000 words with a working title and 50-100 words as headline summary.  Those who are interested in presenting an extended paper, a full draft paper is expected, of between 5000-8000 words  and a headline summary of 50-100 words. Please email all the papers and proposals to Tianren Yang at by 30 April 2018. For more details, see the symposium website at

Spaces Crossing Borders

The first Central and Eastern European Planning Conference, Budapest 23 - 24 May 2018

The Conference is organised by the Corvinus University of Budapest in collaboration with the European Council of Spatial Planners (ECTP-CEU) and the Hungarian Society for Urban Planning. There is a Call for Papers with a deadline of  Sunday 25th March.

For further information visit this webpage: 


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Membership to the PERN e-Bulletin is free. To subscribe to the mailing list, please fill out the PERN membership form.




@rtpiknowledge : JOB: excellent new Research Assistant role in the policy and research team at RTPI. Come work for us! 16/03/2018 - 04:55

@rtpiknowledge : RT @urban_wonder: Held roundtable with members from @RTPINorthEast today, getting thoughts @Transport4North Strategic Transport Plan. All o… 16/03/2018 - 04:54

@rtpiknowledge : RT @RTPISouthWest: Delighted that James Harris @RTPIPlanners @rtpiknowledge will be presenting on Smart Cities at the Planning in 2048: How… 16/03/2018 - 03:27