A diverse and inclusive profession is central to the future of planning. To be an effective and sustainable profession, we must be genuinely representative of the society in which we work. This includes recognising and addressing the need for broader visibility of diversity at all levels of the profession, from entry to the most senior. As part of the RTPI Corporate Strategy we have set out a vision:
To be, and promote the planning profession to be, as diverse as the communities it represents, to act inclusively, treating everyone fairly and seeking to provide a culture which delivers the best outcomes for the diverse society in which and for whom we work.
To realise this vision in February 2020 we launched a 10-year action plan - CHANGE - which set out key themes and actions that will help make that vision a reality. You can follow progress on the work we are doing here.