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RTPI resources

The RTPI is a great resource for you to use while at university but also throughout your career in planning.

Student membership is great

Six ways the RTPI can help you

  • Look at our website to see our work on particular planning topics
  • Find out what projects we are working on
  • Reference our publications in your assignments.
  • Start creating your network by meeting planners at RTPI events 
  • Understand how government policies can impact planning through our briefings
  • Look at the consultations we have responded to across the RTPI Nations and Regions and read the open consultations. How would you respond?


Active ways to enhance your studies
Make sure that you are a RTPI student member.

If you are on an accredited planning course then it is free to join! More information on student membership and how to join can be found on our membership pagesOnce you are a student member you can mention it on your CV, attend RTPI events at a reduced  cost (or for free) and receive targeted communications from us on topics that matter to you like getting a job and advancing your career. Read more about the other benefits of student membership here.

Join RTPI Networks

You should get involved with the Young Planners Network in your area. The Young Planners network is made up of planners within the first 10 years of their careers so many of them will have graduated recently and can give you some helpful advice.  If you aren't sure of your local RTPI team then download the 'Local RTPI for students' document.

There are other networks that you can join, for example the Planning Education Research Network sends out a quarterly update on the latest research news which is useful to keep up to date.

Listen to RTPI podcasts on policy, practice and research 

Find out more from RTPI staff and guest speakers on the key projects we have been working on.

Location of Development podcast

Listen to more podcasts here.  

RTPI International 

The RTPI also works on an international basis, in addition to having members in over 80 countries we also work with other planning institutes and governments across the world. 

Some of the things we have contributed to will have world-wide impact, for example the UN Conference Habitat III. If you are interested in International Development then why not join the International Development Network.

More information on our international work can be found on the RTPI International webpages. 

Stay up to date with our international activities by following @internatRTPI and join our RTPI International LinkedIn group.

International themed podcasts

Delivering Better Development podcast 

UN-HABITAT's World Urban Campaign podcast