RTPI Learn has courses on everything from planning for dementia to ancient woodland as well as areas for RTPI volunteers.
The channels through which town planners can communicate with local people continue to evolve, becoming more diverse with the continued growth of social media. These online channels can provide more imaginative opportunities for public engagement and consultation. At the same time developing a good relationship with local journalists can still pay dividends.
Ancient woodland and veteran trees are irreplaceable. Town planners have a key role in protecting them. This module demonstrates that it is possible to utilise existing planning legislation, tools and best practice to undertake high quality development that respects and protects the precarious nature of our ancient woodlands and trees. It also shows how planning can work to enhance these precious resources for future generations.
With the growth of the Internet of Things (IofT) and smart cities, everything from our mobile phone to lamp posts to traffic lights can now create vast amounts of data. But, it is only with the correct analytical skills, joined up thinking and political will that this data can used to help solve our cities problems. Town planners are one of the groups looking at how this information can be used effectively, in order to work smarter and add value to the decision making process.
The digital sector is a significant economic driver in many cities. If the objective is to encourage the growth of the digital economy planners need to understand the factors that influence digital companies location choices. There are also spatial implications of the successful expansion of the digital economy in particular location that planners need to consider.
Membership of the RTPI necessitates the highest standards of professional and ethical behaviour. Planners may face ethical challenges throughout their career.It is essential for sustaining public trust in the profession to be able to identify, understand and deal competently and confidently with issues if they arise. The module is relevant for candidates for RTPI membership, assessors and mentors as well as all other RTPI members at any stage of their career; including students.
This module gives an overview of how to write a Professional Development Plan. The module is for people who are applying for any grade of RTPI membership, who have entered the PDP Support Phase, have been selected for CPD monitoring, or simply want more information on how to effectively plan their professional development.
This module helps planners understand the basic arithmetic of viability assessments and their dependence on a range of assumptions and variables. The economics of development is introduced and standard approaches to the appraisal of projects is explained.
RTPI Core CPD: Infrastructure Planning and Economic Development
This module provides an overview of UK development planning policy and management for climate change. The material has been carefully chosen to reflect key shared principles and approaches that will be of ongoing relevance across the UK, in the context of international legislation and policy commitments and professional practice.
This module aims to provide professional planners with a greater awareness and understanding of the role of public engagement in spatial planning and to develop skills and techniques to enable a good practice approach to engagement.
RTPI Core CPD: Planning Law & Process and Championing Planning