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The UK faces a number of pressing challenges which cannot be tackled as isolated issues. Strategic planning seeks a coordinated response across wide geographical areas like city-regions, and across multiple sectors including housing, transport, health and the environment.

In late 2023 the RTPI's research team commissioned a consortium of researchers to study the status and potential of strategic planning in England. We seek to find out where common cause and unarticulated demand for more effective strategic planning may exist. To find out more, see RTPI commissions research on strategic planning

Our Smart City-Regions project explored how data, technology and devolution are coming together to drive a new wave of strategic planning.

We have also recently advocated strategic planning as a major priority for planning reform in England and will be continuing to develop our position on this in the coming months.

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