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Resources for schools

"Planning is about creating great places to live, work and play. It's about making sure we can all live well together in a sustainable way." - Phil Williams, RTPI President 2016

Planning can be used to teach many aspects of the curriculum in both primary and secondary schools.  For example the geography curriculum provides much scope to explore planning-related topics, but many other subjects, such as citizenship, history, design, law, politics, science all relate to planning towns, cities or the countryside.

Teachers and students can gain an understanding of what town planning is and how they can get involved in a number of ways:

  • You can access lesson resources as well as useful links to case studies and research at a range of levels.
  • The RTPI Future Planners campaign delivers lessons and presentations to primary or secondary school students to raise awareness of the built environment.  'Ambassadors for Planning' may be available to help you:
    • Develop students' understanding of how the built environment affects them and how they can get involved in the planning process
    • Help students to gain skills that can assist them in their studies
    • Raise expectations for students for jobs in planning and the built environment
  • RTPI Learn is a series of free interactive modules to support planners in the following areas: develpment economics, climate change, public engagement and infrastructure delivery.