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Communication, mediation and negotiation

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Communication picIf you would like to learn more about communication, mediation and negotiation skills at the RTPI, continue your CPD or would like to get involved, please see these links.



Planning - Delivering a Clear and Simple Message

Interview with Waheed Nazir, Strategic Director, Economy (interim) at Birmingham City Council discussing the need for good communication skills amongst planners.

Why we Need to Shout About Planning

Blog arguing that planners need to promote themselves more and offers tips on how to be proactive and clear when talking to the public, and the local press. Read more blogs.

10 Committments for Effective Pre-Application Engagement

Pre-application engagement should lead to high quality and appropriate development schemes being granted planning permission more quickly. A joint publication with LGA.

Mediation in Planning

This guide outlines the processes involved and the benefits of using mediation in planning. Published by the National Planning Forum with support from the RTPI.

RTPI Planning Aid

Offers free, independent, professional advice on planning issues. Includes valuable resources that help explain the planning system in a way local communities can understand. Provides resources for neighbourhood planning groups.

RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence

Showcases the very best in exceptional examples of planning and celebrates the contribution made by the planning profession to the quality of life throughout the UK, and raise awareness and understanding of pioneering work. The Silver Jubilee Cup winner, the Thames Tideway Tunnel was praised for its "very positive approach to public engagement". A case study in The Planner outlines the project in detail.

The Briefing Room

Find the latest news releases,  RTPI briefings, and blog posts.

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@RTPIPlanners : On 18 Nov, our #transport conference with @CIHTUK and @TransPlanSoc will look at how #planners can develop long-ter… 13/10/2019 - 02:30

@RTPIPlanners : Planning law update' 28 November, London. This briefing will provide you with a thorough and thought provoking exam… 13/10/2019 - 12:00

@RTPIPlanners : Big thanks @Landmark_LC for sponsoring the Young Planners' Conference Public Inquiries workshop #YPConf2019 13/10/2019 - 09:55