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Planning Horizons

One of the ways in which the RTPI marked its centenary in 2014 was to look at the future of planning, while recognising the achievements of the past. Our 'Planning Horizons' research projects reflect both of these ambitions.

About Planning Horizons

About Planning Horizons

These projects take a long-term and global view of planning and the contribution it can make to challenges in the 21st Century. They have been published during the RTPI's Centenary year in 2014.

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Promoting Healthy Cities

Promoting Healthy Cities

This Planning Horizons project examines the vital role that planning can play in delivering improvements to health and well-being, especially in urban contexts.

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Thinking Spatially

Thinking Spatially

This Planning Horizons project considers how thinking spatially can help policymakers make better judgements about how individual policy proposals affect a place as a whole.

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Creating Economically Successful Places

Creating Economically Successful Places

This Planning Horizons project examines the role that planning and planners can and do play in supporting sustainable economic growth.

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Future Proofing Society

Future Proofing Society

This Planning Horizons project looks forward, beyond immediate concerns, to some of the major long-term climate change and demographic change challenges that will shape the next 100 years.

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Making Better Decisions for Places

Making Better Decisions for Places

This Planning Horizons project looks at how public and private governance structures can influence the effectiveness of planning, and how barriers to delivery can be overcome.

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