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Updates from RTPI President 2020 Sue Manns FRTPI

6 January 2021

RTPI Presidential team report - December 2020
We have finally reached the end of what has been an extraordinary year. To say that the past 12 months have been like no other is perhaps an understatement. Read more

3 December

RTPI Presidential team report - November 2020
Although much of the UK and Ireland were experiencing tight COVID restrictions for much of the month, this had little impact on the ‘virtual’ world and the work of the RTPI’s Presidential Team. Read more

3 November

RTPI Presidential team report - October 2020
It was ‘full steam ahead’ in October as the Presidential Team travelled virtually the length and breadth of the UK Nations and Ireland. Read more

13 October

RTPI Presidential team report - September 2020
Through digital technology, the Presidential team were able to reach members across the Regions and Nations as well as many others with an interest in planning. Read more

9 September

Bullying and 'planner bashing' rhetoric must stop
We need to challenge those that use unacceptable ways of dominating the planning debate with their own interests in sight, writes Sue Manns Read more

4 September

Strategic Planning: The only way in South Essex?
Sue Manns meets planners from Southend-on-Sea Borough Council as part of her recent Presidential visit to the East of England region. Read more

2 September

RTPI Presidential team report August 2020
Sue Manns looks back at some of the highlights from another busy month for the RTPI's Presidential Team. Read more

13 August

RTPI Presidential team report July 2020
Sue Manns takes at look at the July highlights for the Presidential team. Read more

17 July 

Protecting communities from tidal surges
Sue Manns joins an RTPI East Midlands webinar focused on the town of Boston in Lincolnshire. Read more

6 July 

An exciting and busy month
Sue Manns takes a look at the June highlights for the Presidential Team in what has been a busy month. Read more

12 June

'The community was clearly in the driving seat'
As part of her recent virtual Presidential visit to the RTPI’s South West region, Sue Manns learnt about a regeneration project in one of the UK’s most deprived wards.​ Read more

5 June

National Volunteering Week
Volunteering is part of the DNA of the Royal Town Planning Institute and nearly 10% of our 25,000 members across the UK, Ireland and the world collectively contribute to our ongoing success. Read more

1 June 2020

Planning and the post COVID-19 recovery
Planning must be centre stage in shaping our post COVID-19 future and must be properly resourced. Read more

29 May 2020

Dangers and opportunities: Presidential team report
This 'digital' presidency has been a fascinating and rewarding learning curve. Read more

5 May 2020

Bringing communities together during a time of crisis
The current COVID19 crisis has provided us all with an opportunity to reflect upon what is important to us personally Read more

9 April 2020

Week 3 of the COVID-19 ‘Lockdown’
How will we look back on 2020 and what will be its legacy? Read more 

17 March 2020

Presidential team continues to raise profile of planning
The impact of COVID-19 on the RTPI, diversity in planning, sustainability, role models and more. Read more 

21 February 2020

Committing to the UN vision for sustainable cities
The big event of the last two weeks was the UN Habitat's 10th World Urban Forum in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Read more​

17 February 2020

UN Habitat - World Urban Forum 10 in Abu Dhabi, UAE
The RTPI Corporate Strategy 2020–2030 has international planning as one of its 10 foundations. Read more​

7 February 2020

Presidential team update - the first two weeks in post
New RTPI President Sue Manns and the rest of the Presidential team have had a busy start to the year. Read more