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This page is your one stop spot for local RTPI News including Presidents Visits, Awards and Branchout. Branchout is your local newsletter keeping you up-to-date with RTPI South West news and planning issues and is published three times a year.

Your editor is Alexis Edwards, South West Junior Vice Chair. Please get in touch with any suggested articles.

Branchout - Spring 2022

Articles include:

  • Local Young Planner group updates
  • Future Lab - Rethinking our Town Centres Post-Pandemic
  • Raising Awareness of Planning Careers
  • Mentoring Programme for early career planners
  • UWE Sustainopia Competition
  • UWE Student dissertations
  • Plymouth dissertation summary
  • Mad Eye Moody or Severus Snape?
  • Triple Access Planning
  • Plymouth Heritage Action Zone
  • Challenges & benefits of planning on Guernsey
  • Planning for beautiful prosperous places
  • Planning Aid Updates
  • RMB/RAC Updates
  • Getting to know you - Tim Burton and Rebecca Windermer
  • Forthcoming events
  • RTPI SW Dinner 2022

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RTPI Presidents Visits 2022

In July Tim Crawshaw will be speaking at events, meeting planners and visiting projects in Taunton, Exeter and North Devon. Details will be shared soon. 

RTPI President Visits 2021

On 28 June Wei Yang joined us for a webinar on Digital Planning, creating a modern and accessible planning profession. The discussion included the following questions - how the planning profession is evolving through the use of open data and machine-readable information. Is it working? Are there still challenges to overcome? Do we need the private and public sector to work more closely? Do planners have access to the training and tools they need?

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On 22 October Wei Yang visited Plymouth to further the conversation about digital planning and visit The Box (The City’s brand new museum, art gallery and archive) and The Market Hall (A brand new venue for the city with an immersive dome. It’s a world class space for digital innovation). 

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