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Extra April news from the RTPI

17 April 2015

This month there is a bumper crop of stories, please find some extra stories below. 

Planning Theory and Practice

The latest edition of the RTPI’s academic journal, Planning Theory and Practice (Volume 16, Issue 1), is out now, with the characteristic focus on critical social, economic and environmental issues. For more information go here

Refreshed RTPI pages in The Planner

The RTPI has refreshed its pages in The Planner magazine with new and exciting content, look out for them in the next edition in May. ‘Your Institute, Your Questions’ is a new section where we are inviting members to submit questions about any of the work or activity of the RTPI. Send your questions through to

RTPI President now on Twitter

Janet Askew is now tweeting from @RTPIPres. Follow her for her latest updates.

Call for volunteers

Would you like to contribute to the Royal Town Planning Institute’s work by volunteering as a member of a Partnership Board or Accreditation Panels for our work with Accredited Planning Schools? The RTPI is also looking for a member to volunteer for the role of Vice Chair for the Partnership and Accreditation Panel (PAP). Read more about the vacancies and apply on our website

RTPI Greenbelt Debate

This event held at Oxford Brookes University on Tuesday 12 May 2015 at 4pm brings together a number of leading thinkers with divergent views on the subject of greenbelt development.

The debate will be nationally focused, discussing the concept of the greenbelt in cities outside London but will not focus on any particular area. Book now.

Join ICE’s Flooding conference

On 13 May ICE‘s Flooding conference will provide a platform for engineers, planners, contractors, local authorities and government to discuss strategies to overcome long-term challenges and future-proof communities against flooding. RTPI members benefit from a supporting association rate. Visit their website

Affordable financial advice when you need it most

All members of RTPI are entitled to a no obligation complimentary* consultation with Lighthouse Financial Advice to find out whether you could benefit from advice on financial planning issues. *T&Cs apply. RTPI is not a member of the same group as the provider. Arrange your complimentary, no obligation consultation

Insurance for members

Perkins Slade is now able to provide the option of adding Public and Employers Liability Insurance to their Professional Indemnity Scheme for RTPI members. For a quotation please visit here or call 0121 698 8120 and quote 0104.