Richard Summers, President of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), was guest of honour at the formal opening of the Institute's new offices in Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh today (Wed 9 March).
Cutting the official ribbon to formally open the office, Richard Summers said: \"The RTPI is delighted to be in Edinburgh. We recognise that Scottish solutions are required to tackle Scottish issues. I am delighted that in Scotland there is recognition that planning should be a central plank in delivering sustainable development, economic growth and creating better places. Other parts of the UK can learn from this."
David Suttie, Convenor of RTPI in Scotland, said: \"Our new office, our Scottish committee and our staff give a great base to allow us to ensure that we advance planning approaches appropriate for Scotland. We will continue to work with partners across Scotland to get these messages across."
The new address for RTPI Scotland is: 18 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh, EH3 8HQ. Tel 0131 229 9628 The RTPI represents 2200 of Scotland's planning professionals in the public and private sectors and works directly with the Scottish Government and the Scottish Parliament. The Institute works with a very wide range of Scottish professional bodies, forums and networks promoting dialogue and debate on planning policy. The RTPI supports its members through promoting good planning practice, shaping policy, raising standards and supporting training and professional development.
For further information contact: Craig McLaren, National Director of RTPI in Scotland, on 0131 229 9628.