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RTPI Blog

  • Why measuring planning outcomes is vital
    Why measuring planning outcomes is vital 29 January 2020 Author: Iain MacPherson

    Following the appointment of Kevin Murray Associates to lead a large RTPI research project into measuring planning outcomes, associate director of the firm, Iain MacPherson, sets out why this is such a key p... More »

  • Planning for 'well beings'
    Planning for 'well beings' 17 January 2020 Author: Shaun Andrews

    Executive Director at Nexus Planning, Shaun Andrews MRTPI discusses the merits of biophilic design and neuro-design to ensure health and well being are central to future planning decisions More »

  • One Planet Development: the opportunities and challenges of a living countryside
    One Planet Development: the opportunities and challenges of a living countryside 10 January 2020 Author: Neil Harris and Allan Archer

    RTPI Wales members Neil Harris and Allan Archer explore One Planet Development in Wales and ask ‘what can we learn from this novel policy promoting new forms of sustainable living in the countryside?’ More »

  • RTPI ICN conference 2019 report
    RTPI ICN conference 2019 report 20 December 2019 Author: Deidre Wells

    Deidre Wells, chair of the RTPI Independent Consultants' Network reports on the organisation's 2019 conference, which this year was held in Bristol. More »

  • Young Planners Conference 2019 – Highlights from two Scottish young planners
    Young Planners Conference 2019 – Highlights from two Scottish young planners 18 December 2019 Author: Ailsa Anderson and Jay Skinner

    The 2019 Young Planners conference was hosted by the RTPI North East Young Planners in Newcastle and Gateshead on 1 and 2 November 2019. Members of the Scottish Young Planners Network Steering Group attended... More »

  • What do architects need to know about planners?
    What do architects need to know about planners? 12 December 2019 Author: Victoria Hills

    Chief executive of the RTPI Victoria Hills pens a strident response to an article in Building Design magazine, in which architect Amin Taha refers to 'architecturally illiterate' young planners. More »