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We aim to develop resources for schools and young people which can be used across a series of curriculum themes.  Teachers if you have ideas you would like to share, or suggestions for new materials you would like to see, please do get in touch [email protected]

Challenge for Change

We asked young people to work with town planning superhero Agent Plan-It on our 'challenge for change'.  Students wrote and drew lots of proposals on how to create better towns and communities, thinking differently about the environment, and how best to use our streets and parks, as well as the ways we learn, work and communicate.  We received hundreds of entries and with the assistance from RTPI Ambassadors and the RTPI President, the top twelve were chosen.

See Agent Plan-It announcing the winners and their clever ideas:

World Town Planning Day #PlanTheWorldWeNeed

Our annual secondary school competition, linked to World Town Planning Day, asks students to take a closer look their local and wider environment and the many decisions that impact it.  The winners of the most recent competition on the theme of #PlanTheWorldWeNeed will be announced soon.

Town World Town Planning Day was founded in 1949 to advance public and professional interest in planning, both locally and abroad.  Also known as World Urbanism Day, is a day to give special recognition to the ideals of community planning and sustainability. It is a day when planners from across the world celebrate achievements, and show citizens and decision makers how good planning is a key part of the solution.

Previous Winners

In the video below, one winner re-imagined the city of Birmingham. They re-purposed existing infrastructure, created an environmentally friendly space which brought people of different cultures together.