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RTPI Northen Ireland runs a range of events to support your learning needs. We are always looking for new ideas and suggestion for events so please get in touch with the Julie Sullivan, RTPI NI Administrator, if there are topics you would like to see covered.

Northern Ireland Annual Planning Conference

In 2016, RTPI NI held its inaugural Annual Planning Conference in November 2016 in Belfast.

The 2017 Northern Ireland Annual Planning Conference will be held on Tuesday 26th September at the Europa Hotel, Belfast.

2017 CPD Programme

  • Review of the SPPS - 1 February 2017 (half day), Belfast
    £30 (incl. VAT) pp
    Kicking off our year of events, this event will discuss the SPPS and its implementation, including its role in developing LDPs. The event programme can be found here
  • LDP Delivery - 11 May 2017 10.30am - 3.30pm, Mid Ulster
    £45 (incl. VAT) pp
    With the plan-led system in Northern Ireland, LDPs are an essential part of the planning system. This event will look at experience of developing the LDPs and seek out good practice. It will explore the role of all stakeholders in the process.
  • Evolving Urban Traditionalism - June 2017 (half day). Belfast
    £35 (incl. VAT) pp
    This year's urban design event aims to update the previous RTPI urban design events (held over the last circa 5 years) that focused on various issues around 'New Urbanism'.
  • Law Update - 17 November 2017, PAC, Belfast
    £25 (incl. VAT) pp
    RTPI NI's annual law update will take a look at the latest from the Courts.

Season Tickets are available for the above events which will provide some discount should you book a place on each event. Tickets will go on sale in January 2017.

2017 Events

Further to our CPD programme the programme also includes the following events:

  • Brexit - What does it mean for Planning? - Due to the NI Assembly Election being called, this event has been postponed and will take place in April.  Further details will be available here in due course.

    This will be a joint conference with RTPI Ireland to explore the anticipated implications of Brexit North and South of the Border. What will the implications be on strategic infrastructure projects? How will Councils on the borders be affected? How will transboundary applications be handled? What will the consequences be on the wider sector?

  • Annual Dinner, 6th April 2017, Belfast
  • NI Annual Conference, 26th September 2016,Europa, Belfast
  • Influences of the Built Environment - October 2017 (half day), The Mac, Belfast, £35 (incl.VAT) pp
    This event will investigate collaboration and a better understanding of each of the disciplines involved in the built environment, while celebrating women in the profession
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