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23/10/2014

Planning the future: Chief planners' predictions

Words: Mark Smulian

To mark the RTPI’s centenary, the chief planners for England, Wales and Northern Ireland consider how those coming up through the ranks of the profession must address the challenges of both the growing population and the unprecedented demographic shift it is bringing. Mark Smulian reports

For those old enough to remember the futurology of the 1960s, we should now be living in an era of flying cars, with our nutrition gained from a single daily pill.
 
But when the RTPI celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1964 the then chief planner John James took a rather more realistic view in a lecture looking 50 years ahead. 
 
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