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Urban Design

Urban design at the RTPIUrban Design Network members recognise that there is a need to demonstrate and promote the value of good urban design - to clients, developers, local authorities and other community decision makers - and to maintain the ground secured in recent years in terms of the policy basis for high quality design and the whole philosophy of design review and place-making.


Regular Bulletins keep members up to date with urban design issues, publications and events and allow member-to-member exchanges to benefit from the vast range of knowledge and experience across the Network. To receive a sample Bulletin please email the Network Manager. Members have access to an archive of Bulletins and other useful resources.


Through the RTPI regions and the RTPI urban design network there are a number of exciting information and continuing professional development (CPD) events open to all categories of RTPI membership. To find an event in your region visit our events page.  If you are interested in putting on an event we would be very interested to hear from you. Please contact the network manager to discuss.


We are always pleased to welcome new members and we are happy through the Network to address issues that might bring greater clarity to urban design in practice. The Network is only open to Members of the RTPI - there is a range of RTPI membership options and not all involve a professional qualification.

You can join the Network via this link.

Inclusive Design

Design Council Cabe has launced an Inclusive Design Hub that covers buildings and outdoor spaces, in all phases of development including planning, design and construction, right through to the management of those buildings and places. It is a collection of resources and they do not promote the use of one over the other.

Historic Environment Group

There is a sub-group of the Network for those with a particular interest in the historic environment. Local heritage assets are valued by their community and good practice has shown how well-conserved heritage can be a great catalyst for new investment and growth.

For more information on this Network please contact:


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@rtpiknowledge : Justin Webber, chair of the RTPI's Urban Design Network, shares his analysis on Place Alliance's 2020 Housing Desig… 21/02/2020 - 09:00