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Networks, groups and forums

In addition to our regional branches, the RTPI supports a number of special interest networks, groups and forums. These encourage informed discussion and debate, and sharing of good practice and information, between members and the Institute on specific topics and professional issues.

Independent Consultants' Network

For RTPI members who work as sole practitioners or run their own small planning practices.

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Planning Education and Research Network

Aims to increase knowledge exchange between planning educators, researchers and practitioners.

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RTPI-CIH Planning for Housing Network

Developing policy, knowledge and good practice for the RTPI and CIH. This network is open to members of both institutes.

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NAPE (Planning Enforcement)

NAPE promotes and enhances the role of planning enforcement in the planning profession.

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Transport Planning

The RTPI-TPS Transport Planning Network (TPN) is a member-driven forum for transport planners and those with an interest in transport issues.

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Urban Design

The network aims to address issues that might bring greater clarity to urban design in practice. It also includes an Historic Environment Group.

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Young Planners

Providing events, networking and resources for planners in the early stages of their career.

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