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RTPI Blog

  • Reconnecting to the web of life
    Reconnecting to the web of life 18 November 2019 Author: Rosalie Callway

    In the face of growing street protests and alarming news reports about global species decline, what can planning authorities do to address the biodiversity crisis? More »

  • New ways to think about CPD
    New ways to think about CPD 13 November 2019 Author: Andrew Close

    Head of careers, education and professional development at the Royal Town Planning Institute, Andrew Close, examines how the Institute is supporting planners through education and training as the 2020 traini... More »

  • From colonial cultures of planning towards indigenous urbanisms in Latin America

    Lecturer in Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Sheffield, Philipp Horn argues that Latin American planners must take more account of the interests and needs of urban indigenous peoples. More »

  • World Town Planning Day – Past, Present and Future
    World Town Planning Day – Past, Present and Future 08 November 2019 Author: Craig McLaren

    Director of RTPI Scotland Craig McLaren explores the history of World Town Planning Day and how the original vision can be carried forward. More »

  • The future of the planning profession
    The future of the planning profession 01 November 2019 Author: Dr Matthew Wargent, Dr Emma Street & Professor Gavin Parker, University of Reading

    Planning in the UK is evolving in a variety of ways. Researchers from the University of Reading have looked at what the industry must do to meet the challenges of the future. More »

  • Why planning needs better outcome measurement
    Why planning needs better outcome measurement 23 October 2019 Author: Tom Kenny

    As the RTPI announces it is to commission research into better outcome measures in the UK planning system RTPI policy officer Tom Kenny argues the case for change. More »