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The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) is governed, under the provisions of its Royal Charter and Byelaws through a Board of Trustees with a General Assembly, supported by various regional and specialism-based committees. We also hold an Annual General Meeting which is open to all RTPI members, allowing them to play a part in any major decisions.

General Assembly

The General Assembly provides a forum for debate about the development of planning policy and practice, the corporate policy of the Chartered Institute and other issues relevant to the objects of the Chartered Institute. Each year, the Assembly elects members of the Board of Trustees.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is responsible for the management of the RTPI's affairs as well as promoting key objectives.


We also have a number of committees, including the Scottish Executive Committee - which has extensive delegated authority for running the RTPI in Scotland, networks, specialist panels and working groups.

  • The RTPI Regions & Nations have their own Executive Committees elected by members.
  • The RTPI publishes action notes of its committee meetings.

RTPI 2015-2020 corporate strategy

The RTPI corporate strategy for 2015-2020 has been approved by the RTPI's Board of Trustees. It sets outs plans to guide the development and direction of the Institute over the next five years with a strong emphasis on growth - in influence, membership, profile, partnerships and international outreach. Download the document here




@RTPIPlanners : The RTPI will have a strong presence at @UKLabour conference in Brighton starting tomorrow. For full details of fr… 22/09/2019 - 01:50

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@RTPIPlanners : Voting is open in RTPI elections until 5pm on 26 Sept. Positions open include a range on the Board of Trustees (inc… 22/09/2019 - 10:45