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RTPI publishes two reports

Words: Laura Edgar

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has published the final two reports in its Planning Horizons series.

Published earlier this week, Making Better Decisions For Places considers major challenges the UK faces, including the provision of houses and better transport infrastructure, outlining the need for policy-makers to take a different approach when making decisions.

The final report, Creating Economically Successful Places, includes the results of a survey commissioned as part of the RTPI’s centenary year. It reveals that 79 per cent of the public would like a bigger say on the development of their local area and that they believe that investing in local services will improve the economic growth of their communities. Creating Economically Successful Places argues that creating a place that is economically successful goes well beyond a narrow approach and that planners, alongside other professions, have a vital role in creating places that people want to live in, and that are liveable.

The Planning Horizons series, published to mark the RTPI's centenary year, looks at planning in the long term, taking a global view of the contribution it can make to the challenges faced by the UK, and farther afield, in the 21st century.