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RTPI Blog

  • Can Brexit bring a better way to protect the environment?
    Can Brexit bring a better way to protect the environment? 07 August 2018 Author: Richard Cowell

    Brexit brings with it opportunities for the UK to rethink public policy around planning and the environment. What might be the possibilities? More »

  • Planning must look at why people travel
    Planning must look at why people travel 31 July 2018 Author: Professor Greg Marsden

    We could be wasting billions on new infrastructure if we do not change what we invest in. Anticipating how people will live their lives should be the starting point for transport planning, argues Prof Greg M... More »

  • Yes, we can reduce poverty by improving places
    Yes, we can reduce poverty by improving places 16 July 2018 Author: Michele Vianello

    Promoting planning as a lever to fight poverty aligns with the RTPI's international mission, the Institute's International Policy and Research officer Michele Vianello writes. More »

  • Feedback to development plans must be made easy for all

    A new tool allowing communities to give scores to development plans seems to be increasing collaboration, says Dan Jestico from planning consultancy Iceni. More »

  • Influencing the Scottish Planning Bill
    Influencing the Scottish Planning Bill 02 July 2018 Author: Craig McLaren and Kate Houghton

    Our members expect the Institute to be influencing key policy developments. RTPI Scotland is doing just that by actively engaging with all relevant parties to result in a better outcome for the Planning Bill. More »

  • Sustainable development needs an integrated urban approach
    Sustainable development needs an integrated urban approach 19 June 2018 Author: Jihoon Lee, Taimur Khilji and Asami Okahashi

    The United Nations is gearing up its work on poverty eradication to focus on cities and is using the expertise of planners to take up this challenge, Jihoon Lee writes. More »