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RTPI Blog

  • Planning can and must be allowed to deliver
    Planning can and must be allowed to deliver 11 September 2017 Author: Steve Ingram

    Steve Ingram from Planning Officers Society kicks off a new series of blogs in which local authorities tell us first hand what proactive planning they are doing, often against the odds. More »

  • How technology can help metro  mayors create smart city-regions

    New technology can make strategic planning easier to achieve, helping new metro mayors create "smart city regions". More »

  • Planning is Great (Britain)
    Planning is Great (Britain) 29 August 2017 Author: Dr Michael Harris

    As Brexit negotiations resume in earnest, is the UK in danger of neglecting the export potential of planning? More »

  • Yes, we need more land for houses but we need to plan for waste too

    The priority for building new homes has resulted in large swathes of industrial land being repurposed for residential and mixed use. A waste planner discusses the challenges with managing waste. More »

  • My back yard
    My back yard 11 August 2017 Author: Richard Blyth

    Richard Blyth responds to new proposals on how to get people to say “Yes in my back yard” to housing. More »

  • Why Valparaiso works for me
    Why Valparaiso works for me 09 August 2017 Author: Kate Houghton

    Kate Houghton, RTPI Scotland Policy and Practice Officer, takes us to Valparaiso in Chile to kickstart a new series exploring how town planning has contributed vitally to the quality and appeal of places. More »