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RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence 2014

As the culmination of the RTPI’s 2014 Awards for Planning Excellence, the main ceremony was held at the Shaw Theatre in Euston, London. Kevin was compering, following a long line of media personalities and newsreaders who had performed the role previously. Given the centenary year, there were a number of links to early planning and […]

My ‘first fifteen’: the values of planning – contributing towards a true professionalism

Those values which have drawn practitioners into the nurturing fields of town or regional planning have varied across time and space, so identifying a set of universal values or principles is well-nigh impossible. Nevertheless here is a crude attempt at my ‘first fifteen’ which fall roughly into two categories – those ‘forwards’ primarily concerning the […]

The Urban Summit – from an RTPI perspective

The significance of the Urban Summit lies in its recognition that those working in the fields of planning, regeneration and urban design are doing something very important. Something valued by society and by government. Part of our contribution to the wider global agenda promoted in Jo’burg, Rio, Kyoto and Istanbul. After more than a couple […]