The RTPI's international outreach recognises the work of planners worldwide who apply professional principles to help to create sustainable places to live.
Many countries face similar global challenges: climate change, rapid urbanisation, loss of natural habitats etc and dealing with the biggest humanitarian crisis since World War II. Many have signed international agreements to try address these challenges. Planners play a key role in tackling these issues and implement international commitments. Our latest briefing note Global Challenges and International Agreements on Sustainable Development provides further information.
Planners are key in implementing global sustainable development
Some of these international agreements took place at the COP 21 in Paris on climate change and Habitat III - the United Nations conference on housing and sustainable development in October 2016. See here for further information. The RTPI is playing a major role in championing how planning will make a major contribution to delivering solutions.
The Worldwide Value of Planning celebrates the good that planning does around the world.
Delivering Better Development is an international publication for non-planners including politicians, leaders, architects, engineers, environmentalists and those interested in studying planning. It explains the roles, skills and sectors where planners work worldwide. Delivering Better Development was written by the RTPI's International Policy and Research Officer, with input from the Global Planners Network.
What is the RTPI's international outreach and activity?
- Five per cent of our 23,000 members live and work overseas;
- we accredit planning courses in other countries,
- we are active in international planning organisations
- we promote and participate in the annual World Town Planning Day Conference
- we have an International Committee and a dedicated International Policy and Research Officer
- we are a gateway to international planning information and share this through our International Development Network Bulletin.