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RTPI International committee

What does the Committee do?

The RTPI International Committee links all areas of Institute activity to planning outside the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. It guides and shapes the Institute's relations with planning organisations and institutes in other countries, and it develops and strengthens the Institute's international links and reputation.  

What guides the Committee?

The RTPI International Strategy is based on a commitment to:

  • Play our part in achieving a more sustainable world through spatial planning.
  • Promote the RTPI as a world leading advocate of the value of planning and planners.

To achieve those aims, the Committee seeks to:

  • Focus on the unique contribution that planners make to sustainable development
  • Strengthen the outstanding reputation of all the RTPI's activities around the world
  • Integrate the RTPI's education and membership work at the international scale
  • Develop the RTPI's policy and practice work through research, sharing and lobbying
  • Work across these functions with governments and international planning associations

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The Committee supports the Institute's international goals of Advocacy, Building capacity and Communication through networking. It looks for ways for the Institute to contribute to policy work on sustainable development whether in the UK (e.g. with DfID), regionally (CAP, ECTP-CEU) and internationally (GPN, UN-HABITAT, World Urban Campaign, Habitat Professionals Forum, IFHP, ISoCaRP and INTA). See the 'Planning organisations worldwide page'

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Who is on the International Committee for 2017?

Chairman: Peter Geraghty

Vice-Chair: Wei Yang


  • Stephen Harness
  • Clive Harridge
  • Janet O'Neill
  • Clive Harridge
  • Dee McGrath
  • Ros Ward
  • Vincent Goodstadt
  • Christine Naylor
  • Cath Ranson
  • Viral Desai
  • Geoffrey Payne