Learn more and get involved
If you would like to learn more about communication, mediation and negotiation skills at the RTPI, continue your CPD or would like to get involved, please see these links.
Interview with Waheed Nazir, Strategic Director, Economy (interim) at Birmingham City Council discussing the need for good communication skills amongst planners.
Blog arguing that planners need to promote themselves more and offers tips on how to be proactive and clear when talking to the public, and the local press.
Pre-appication engagement should lead to high quality and appropriate development schemes being granted planning permission more quickly. A joint publication with LGA.
This guide outlines the processes involved and the benefits of using mediation in planning. Published by the National Planning Forum with support from the RTPI.
An article in The Planner gleans some top tips from experienced negotiators.
Good practice advice for those involved in public engagement of development schemes.
Offers free, independent, professional advice on planning issues. Includes valuable resources that help explain the planning system in a way local communities can understand. Provides resources for neighbourhood planning groups.
Showcases the very best in exceptional examples of planning and celebrates the contribution made by the planning profession to the quality of life throughout the UK, and raise awareness and understanding of pioneering work. The Silver Jubilee Cup winner, the Thames Tideway Tunnel was praised for its "very positive approach to public engagement". A case study in The Planner outlines the project in detail.
Being a member of the RTPI makes you part of a community at the forefront of planning. Our members actively influence current thinking on spatial planning through participating in debates, developing good practice, responding to government consultations and bridging the gap between policy and research. You will also access a huge range of member benefits from access to special interest networks to discounts on events, talks and at high street retailers.