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International Development Network (IDN)

Planning is a global profession. The RTPI helps to connect planners from around the world as over 5% of our members live in countries outside the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

We offer a free international networking service called the International Development Network. It consists of:


How to join

The International Development Network (IDN) is a free networking and information resource for people with an interest in planning and international development. It is open to all whether you're an RTPI member or not.

The IDN is part of the RTPI's co-ordinated international activity and strategy which also includes membership of international organisations, bilateral relations with individual countries and their planning associations, and support for planner-to-planner links. For more on this, and particularly the Institute's involvement in the Global Planners Network, please visit the RTPI International home-page.

To join, please connect with us on Twitter (@internatRTPI), our LinkedIn Group (@RTPI International) and the IDN sign-up for the news bulletin.

IDN member at work

IDN member at work in Uganda (Photo: Jeremiah Wepukhulu) 



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