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RTPI Blog

  • Planning for the North must engage people
    Planning for the North must engage people 19 September 2018 Author: Sarah Longlands

    A pan-region and collaborative approach to thinking about the future of the North can add value and broaden the debate beyond that of policy makers and politicians, Director of IPPR North writes. More »

  • Inclusive cycling – what can we do more?
    Inclusive cycling – what can we do more? 14 September 2018 Author: Zoe Abel

    If we are serious about tackling the UK’s air pollution crisis and creating sustainable places, cycling needs to be more inclusive. More »

  • 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 »