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RTPI Blog

  • Northern Ireland: We deserve better
    Northern Ireland: We deserve better 04 September 2018 Author: Claire Williamson

    Northern Ireland's political stalemate is being felt in every part of our communities, our health care facilities, schools and our commerce, writes Claire Williamson from RTPI Northern Ireland. More »

  • How one council delivers more than enough homes against the odds

    New analysis shows that the supply of new homes in Northumberland has far outstripped the need in recent years. The council's Principal Planner tells us how they achieved it. More »

  • Challenges facing planning education in the UK
    Challenges facing planning education in the UK 28 August 2018 Author: John Sturzaker

    As universities struggle to fill places, what are the specific challenges faced by planning schools, and how are they responding to them? More »

  • An English planner in Australia
    An English planner in Australia 20 August 2018 Author: James Turner

    James Turner’s experience in Australia demonstrates the international standing of UK town planning qualifications and RTPI chartered membership. More »

  • 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 »