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RTPI Blog

  • 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 »

  • 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 »