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Kent School of Architecture and Planning recognised as RTPI Planning School

The Royal Town Planning Institute has accredited the Kent School of Architecture and Planning and the University’s MA Urban Planning & Resilience.

This is a one-year (full-time) or two-year (day release/part-time) programme that combines the fundamental skills of professional planning with a holistic approach to well-planned and resilient development.

Victoria Hills, Chief Executive of the Royal Town Planning Institute said: “This accreditation is an important milestone for both the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Kent School of Architecture and Planning, with the recognition of a new RTPI Planning School providing the highest standard of planning education.  We call on Chartered Town Planners to consider applying for the newly created Senior Lecturer in Planning post at the university to support students develop their core knowledge and skills.

“With the ability to tackle today's most pressing issues while also anticipating the challenges of the future, planners have a unique opportunity to build communities that are resilient, sustainable, and inclusive. The RTPI is committed to inspiring and nurturing the next generation of planners.  We are very pleased that the university has joined us on that journey and is actively investing in planning education and meeting a local need.”

The University of Kent’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Karen Cox, said: “Partnership with the Royal Town Planning Institute is a significant step forward for the University of Kent, and will strengthen the ability of our graduates to plan the prosperous places and vibrant communities that we need as a nation.”

The University of Kent’s Hon. Professor of Planning Practice, Steve Quartermain CBE (former Chief Planner of the UK Government) said: “I am delighted to celebrate the establishment of an accredited course for planners at the University of Kent. A well-resourced profession is essential for the delivery of well-planned and sustainable places. Planning is a great career choice and whether students are part or full time, this course gives them the foundation for the future.”

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