The Planning Education and Research Network (PERN) aims to increase knowledge exchange between planning educators, researchers and practitioners.
Photo of Sir Eduardo Paolozzi's statue of Isaac Newton outside the British Library, by Charles Strang
The latest PERN Bulletin is now available online.
Small project impact research (SPIRe) scheme
As part of its work to promote research into planning, the RTPI has decided to establish a new fund to support small-scale research projects. The Small Project Impact Research (SPIRe) Scheme is particularly intended to encourage high quality research projects that have the potential to impact on policy and practice, and to encourage closer collaboration between the RTPI and Planning Schools.
Planning Theory and Practice
The latest issue of Planning Theory and Practice includes an article on England's New Deal for Communities programme, a Finnish perspective on spatial development in Europe, and thinking on 'loving attachment' in planning.
Future of the Planning Academy Project
The final report from the Future of the Planning Academy project is now available. The report profiles planning education in the UK in order to inform further development of its planning education policies and monitoring.
Disseminating research to planners - call to planning schools
RTPI Research and RTPI Education are joining efforts to disseminate research from the RTPI accredited planning schools to planners. If you have information about your department's current or past research projects, please send it to email@example.com. More details are available here.
European Research can inform UK planning policy
An article written by Jenny Crawford reports that the study of European research can inform planning policy formulation within the UK. To read more, click here.