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RTPI showcases work of planners to patron Prince Charles

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has sent an overview of the award-winning work of the UK’s planners over the last year to its patron HRH Prince Charles.

The specially-created brochure highlights some of the winners from the RTPI’s Awards for Planning Excellence 2021 and celebrates the contribution that planning and planners have made to society, particularly to create healthy and sustainable places.

In an accompanying letter, RTPI President Wei Yang FRTPI writes that the award-winning projects show how the planning profession is enabling places around the world to be more sustainable and inclusive, and to actively contribute towards reducing carbon emissions.

She writes: "I am delighted to showcase the work of our profession to your Royal Highness as our Patron and trust that you agree that we share many priorities for the future.

"It is our sincere hope that we can work more closely together to encourage the positive role that the planning profession plays in delivering the UN Sustainable Development Goals, as global communities now urgently need a world where there is greater harmony with nature and the planet."

In an introduction, RTPI Chief Executive Victoria Hills MRTPI also highlighted the success of the Institute’s Plan the World We Need campaign which has promoted the positive role that planning can play in helping recover from the pandemic.

Prince Charles has been patron of the RTPI since 1989.

In recent years, the RTPI has worked with The Prince’s Foundation on a number of projects, such as the international Planning for Rapid Urbanisation initiative and the Beauty in My Back Yard online resource.

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