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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.

Read the latest PERN e-Bulletin.

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


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@rtpiknowledge : RT @RTPIPlanners: Pleased to announced our Young Planners’ Conference has been shortlisted for a national excellence award #confawards http… 27/04/2017 - 04:57

@rtpiknowledge : RT @RTPIIreland: New on the @RTPIPlanners blog "What stops us from creating healthier places?" by Rachel Toms 27/04/2017 - 08:53

@rtpiknowledge : RT @RTPIScotland: RTPI Scotland is taking forward five gamechanging ideas for Scottish planning system in papers published today https://t… 26/04/2017 - 01:21