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RTPI Blog

  • Cities need to cool down to survive
    Cities need to cool down to survive 08 May 2018 Author: Milena Ivkovic

    A new concept of "cool planning" is making cities behave much less like a hard barrier and more a flexible system that can endure much more pressure from climate change forces. More »

  • A new tool to protect and make better use of natural capital
    A new tool to protect and make better use of natural capital 02 May 2018 Author: Oliver Hölzinger

    A free tool has been launched to enable planners and developers to effectively implement sustainable design. Find out how it works. More »

  • What are Ireland's best places?
    What are Ireland's best places? 26 April 2018 Author: Marion Chalmers

    Once again RTPI is organising the Best Places competition in Ireland, encouraging people to identify the places that are special to them and, more importantly, ask themselves why. More »

  • Planners are key players in this urban century
    Planners are key players in this urban century 18 April 2018 Author: Cliff Hague and Christine Platt

    The Commonwealth Summit in London this week highlights the need for planners to rise up to the global challenge. Two UN publications help to set the path. More »

  • Clause 11 and all that
    Clause 11 and all that 11 April 2018 Author: Richard Blyth

    As the EU Withdrawal Bill ends its passage through the House of Lords this week with the Report stage, Richard Blyth tells us what is at stake. More »

  • Challenges facing planning education in the UK
    Challenges facing planning education in the UK 06 April 2018 Author: John Sturzaker

    What are the challenges faced by planning schools, and how are they responding to these challenges with new ways of doing things? More »