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RTPI Blog

  • Air quality - moving up the local agenda?
    Air quality - moving up the local agenda? 13 June 2018 Author: Sarah Lewis

    The Government sees clean air as more of a business opportunity rather than a vital social and health issue. It's time to move this higher on the local agenda, Sarah Lewis says. More »

  • The power of evidence in the planning system
    The power of evidence in the planning system 11 June 2018 Author: Yvonne Rydin

    Evidence is power in the planning process, and communities need more help to use it to their advantage, Professor Rydin argues. More »

  • Transforming the Green Belt
    Transforming the Green Belt 04 June 2018 Author: Merrick Denton-Thompson

    The Green Belt is a single-issue designation that has outlived its usefulness, the Landscape Institute argues. More »

  • Planners can make renewable energy a bigger success
    Planners can make renewable energy a bigger success 24 May 2018 Author: Robbie Calvert

    From creating transmission structures to strategic planning, planners are crucial to making renewable energy an even bigger success story in the UK, writes Robbie Calvert. More »

  • Cities hold the future in their own hands
    Cities hold the future in their own hands 21 May 2018 Author: Samer Bagaeen

    More cities are taking on the fight against urban issues such as migration, security and social inequality themselves, writes Samer Bagaeen. More »

  • General Data Protection Regulation
    General Data Protection Regulation 14 May 2018 Author: Berenice Seel (Data Protection Officer)

    On the 25th May 2018 the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come in to force, protecting and strengthening data protection both within the EU and covering the export of personal data outside the EU. More »