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RTPI Blog

  • The Dutch connection: Transit-oriented development in the Netherlands

    (Re-)developing station areas can bring great benefits to the immediate environment - greatly improving transport interchanges, creating new high-quality, mixed-use neighbourhoods and revamping areas which m... More »

  • Unlocking growth with the help of private-led partnerships

    As the UK faces growing pressure to tackle a sluggish economy, build additional homes and create jobs, local areas are face a particular set of challenges when trying to address these problems. Jim Hubbard e... More »

  • Planners are central to the housing solution

    Joe Sarling reflects on last week's Comprehensive Spending Review and its implications for housing, and suggests that the housing issue will only be solved by a bigger, broader vision and a more joined-up ap... More »

  • The need to know
    The need to know 25 June 2013

    Andrew Matheson reflects on the dearth of accessible, reliable national planning data - and considers the opportunities for more real-time and place-specific data to inform policy and practice. More »

  • New strategic planning in England

    Whilst the abolition of regional strategic planning has been much lamented in England, there has been less discussion amongst planners about what is emerging to replace it. The strategic plans now being prep... More »

  • Interview with Phil Skill

    Phil Skill, Head of Planning at Stroud District Council, and one of the stars of the BBC2 series The Planners speaks about his experience of appearing on the programme. More »