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Past Event: RTPI London & Women in Planning - Inclusive Streets - 23 April 2021

With a recent survey revealing 97% of women have been sexually harassed and/or abused and COVID-19 giving opportunity for us to rethink our streets, how can planners create inclusive streets and public spaces for women to feel safe and thrive in?

Touching on topics from 'who are designing our streets and public spaces' to 'the implementation of Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs)', our panel will discuss how we can make our towns and cities more inclusive for all women.


  • Sarah Berry, Herne Hill Campainger for Low Traffic Neighbourhoods
  • Dr. Ellie Cosgrave, Director, UCL Urban Innovation and Policy Lab, Associate Professor, UCL
  • Jenny Divine, Policy and Networks Advisor and co-author of 'Women and Planning' RTPI
  • Jacqueline Bleicher, Head of Programmes at Design Council
  • Lucy May, Senior Town Planner - Jacobs & Webinar Chair 

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Past Event: RTPI Planning Law Update - A Post Pandemic Perspective - 19 April 2021

Speakers and Presentations:David Hardy, Squire Patton Boggs - Stephanie Hall, Kings Chambers - Killian Garvey, Kings Chambers

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Past Event: RTPI London - Designing for Neurodiversity Part 1 Autism Friendly Environments - 15 April 2021

Speakers: Sue Manns, Immediate Past President, RTPI & Director, Sue Manns Associates (Chair), Magda Mostafa, Architect & Associate Professor, University of Cairo, Gala Korniyenko, PhD Candidate at the City and Regional Planning Program, The Ohio State University, Alex Pisha, Landscape and Architectural Designer, City Planner, and Writer based in New Haven, Connecticut, Stephanie Kyle, Architect & Inclusive Design Consultant, Maber Associates

This webinar aims to introduce good practices in planning and design for Autism and discusses the influence that accessible and inclusive natural and built environments can have in improving the experience of autistic individuals in the public space.

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Past Event:  RTPI London - Global Cities Exchange - Post Covid 19 - Impact on London and Beyond - 19 March 2021

Speakers: Celeste Morgan - Melbourne, George Weeks - Auckland, Cristian Bevington - San Francisco, Isabella Krabbe -London

This webinar focussed on the year that was!  What happend this year around the globe? 

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Past Event:  RTPI London - Climate Action in the London Councils - 19 February 2021

Speakers: Jo Gay - Westminster City Council, Kate Hogarth - London Borough of Lambeth, Ciara Hanson - Brick by Brick and Katie Lidington, Wood Plc and Webina Chair

This webinar focussed on what progress has been made in London Councils since the state of emergency was declared.   The presentations from this webinar are here.

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Past Event:  RTPI London - The Future London Planner - 29 January 2021

Speakers were: CJ Obi – Urbanist Platform, Neeru Kareer – LB Barnet, Ransford Stewart – BAME Planners Network, George Arnold – Public Practice and Tom Venables, Chair, RTPI London and RTPI Corporate Trustee

We discussed a range of topics, including: Is the planning industry diverse enough? Are planners actively looking at ways to diversify skills? Is there currently job security in the industry? plus much more...

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Past Events from 2020

Event Review - RTPI London Ideas Exchange: Planning for a post pandemic city - 17 April 2020

Our first session brought together planners and resilience experts from around the world to explore lessons that we should be taking from the current pandemic - watch the video!

Event Review - London Planners Idea Exchange: Are we building beautiful in London? -   1 May 2020

The second in the London Planners Idea Exchange is 'Design' - Are we building beautiful in London? - watch the video!

Event Review - President's Visit: Housing London Through Community Land Trusts

This webinar explores the community-led housing in London through two awards winning community land trust projects in Lewisham:  Brasted Close and Church Grove.  Watch it here!

RTPI London's Virtual Presidential Visit with Sue Manns, RTPI President 2020

During the two day virtual visit Sue attended and spoke at our Building Beautiful webinar and the Housing webinar, below.  Sue also delivered a presentation on 'Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity' which we will share shortly.  In the meantime, please read Sue Manns' article on 'Bringing communities together during a time of crisis' recently published on the RTPI webpages. 

Event Review - London Planners Idea Exchange: Planning for Climate Resilience - 15 May 2020

This presentation discussed the challenges and opportunities posed to climate change in the EIA, how to address uncertainties/challenges of climate change and updated you of recent developments in policy - Watch it here!

Event Review - London Planners Idea Exchange: Healthier Streets - 29 May 2020

Healthier Streets - The recently published Streetscape Guide, along with  emergency powers being brought in by the Boroughs looks set to rapidly advance this agenda, but will it make a long term difference to the way we use our streets post-pandemic?  Watch the video!


London Planners Idea Exchange: Engaging Communities - 12 June

Covid-19 has led to the most interaction between neighbours in London for generations.  Listen to our panel of speakers discuss if the pandemic will be the catalyst for a new era in community engagement, particularly given social distances measures - Watch it here!

London Planers Idea Exchange: Inclusive Economies - 3 July 2020

As part of The Planner Live Online week, our panel of experts discussed if the pandemic was the  catalyst of the greatest economic downturn for centuries and what can planners do to help facilitate the recovery, and bring in more inclusive economic growth - Watch it here!

We are back, after our Summer break with the first in the new season of webinars from RTPI London.

RTPI London Idea Exchange #8: PlanTech in Practice - 18 September 2020

The use of new and emerging technology is making the design and planning for new development easier than ever before.  Listen to our speakers on the subject of technology in planning.

Neurodiversity in Planning: Let the conversation begin - 30 October 2020

Neurodiversity is the diversity of human minds - it’s about thinking, learning and communicating differently. Neurodiversity in town planning asks us to think about things in a different way.

Sustainable Recovery in London - 4 December 2020

This webinar explores what sustainable recovery looks like for London and how planners and the wider built environment profession support its delivery.

RTPI London and Greater London Authority are continuing with the #plantalk series which are a series of short ted-style talks of just half an hour.  Watch the videos here: