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07/08/2015

RTPI blog round-up: The productivity plan challenge, devolution, inclusive planning

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A round-up of recent blogs from the RTPI website, 4 July - 6 August, 2015

Testing the foundations of the government's productivity plan

The RTPI's deputy head of policy and research Michael Harris argues that good planing has benefits as well as costs, and the government needs to recongise that planning is a key component in the design and fucntioning of successful cities.

Evolution of devolution

Bob Wolfe, honorary regional secretary of RTPI Yorkshire, looks ahead to the Northern Summit in early 2016 and offers his throughts on the development of a Great North Plan.

Making the right to the city a right for all

Many large cities are simply not accessible to all whatever their age, ability, gender or background, argues RTPI research officer Victoria Pinoncely. But planners can make a diference by following principles of inclusive planning and design.

Read the full range of articles on the RTPI blog

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  • Titled 'The future of planning: What's next?', this year's Planning Convention asked big questions about the direction in which the profession is headed and the role it can play in shaping our collective futures. The Planner's editorial team took note

    Images from the convention
  • Discussion of the housing crisis – and what planners can do to fix it – again permeated the annual convention. The Planner sat in on panels focusing on specialist housing and the role of local authorities, as well as an address from the housing minister, writes Matt Moody

    Illustration: Housing construction
  • ”What we do with our cities will either make or break our species,” suggested New York architect Vishaan Chakrabarti in considering how to create future successful cities. Martin Read reports

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