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RTPI collaborates on report to revive underperforming towns

14 May 2015

IED A Brighter Future For Our Towns And Cities Report

Our cities have great economic potential but some are being left behind. A brighter future for our towns and cities report offers practical steps to regenerate our underperforming cities to unleash their economic potential.

Trudi Elliott, RTPI Chief Executive, said:

“It is essential that we do not abandon our underperforming towns and cities, and in collaboration with other professional bodies, we have outlined practical measures for boosting local economies. We call on the new government to encourage positive regeneration outcomes through investment in local planning, the incentivisation of cooperation between local authorities, and better coordination of policies for housing, infrastructure and service delivery.”

This report from the Institute of Economic Development is the product of a unique collaboration with the RTPI, Association of Town and City Management (ATCM) and Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) - the first time that leading professional bodies have offered their collective views on how best to support our underperforming towns and cities.

Its findings are based on a series of roundtable discussions held across the UK with practitioners working in regeneration and economic development. It offers concise, practical steps that local authorities, Local Enterprise Partnerships and government can take to boost economic performance, covering place-making, skills retention, partnership-building, devolution and strategic infrastructure investments.

Read A brighter future for our towns and cities.

For more information about the report contact RTPI Policy and Research.

Find out more about the RTPI’s Regeneration Network.