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RTPI blog round-up: Rebooting the value of planning is more valuable than ever

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A round-up of RTPI blogs: 8 June-5 July, 2019

Rebooting the value of planning is more valuable than ever

The Wales Audit Office’s report on the Effectiveness of Local Planning Authorities in Wales last month is one in a series of official reports identifying significant underinvestment in local authority planning departments and shortages of planners...

By Peter Geraghty, representative to the Commonwealth Association of Planners  

Awards, beliefs and communities in Scottish planning

On a sunny midsummer morning, there are few more dramatic sights than that of approaching Stirling with the castle sparkling above and the Highlands gleaming in the background. The view from Dumyat Path in the Ochil Hills is equally stirring, stretching across the city from the Highlands in the west to the Forth and Grangemouth in the east..

By Iant Tant, president of the RTPI

Passion for planning in the North West

My visit to the North West region took me to a number of places lying on the ‘path less taken’ - and to one very well trodden.

Rochdale, Preston and Whitehaven - each a step further away from the metropolitan centres of the region (and from London) - share in one thing: the fervent desire of planners and councillors alike to see their place thrive and their centres renewed and regenerated...

By Iant Tant, president of the RTPI

Plastic and more - we must plan to tackle waste

Waste management is one of the big issues of our time. We are all familiar with the images of plastic in the oceans, but waste also poses a serious threat to humans who live in places with no waste management systems...

By Victoria Manning, the director of Vitaka Consulting