Monthly Archives: January 2016

FORTHCOMING EVENT: Strategic Planning and the Green Belt – Thurs 4 Feb 2016

For nearly five decades, the Green Belt has prevented the outward sprawl of London. It continues to maintain the permanence and openness of the countryside at its fringes. Local authorities in London and beyond are facing pressure to revisit the Green Belt to meet their housing and employment needs. Should the permanence of the Green […]

INTERVIEW: Kieron Hyams from Arup on ‘Market Economy’

Kieron, planning is inevitably an “intervention” into any market economy and with the current government, there is a clearly stated preference for as free a market as possible regardless of sometimes unintended (or perhaps intended in some cases) consequences. Your experience is from evaluation through policy, leading to delivery. How do you view the market […]

LDN 2020: Joint Built Environment professional London Mayoral Hustings on housing, infrastructure and growth – 18:00 – 21:00 16 February 2016 – RIBA, 66 Portland Place W1

BOOKING LINES- NOW OPEN Join RTPI London, New London Architecture, CIOB, RICS, RIBA, Urban Design Group and Planning Futures at an interdisciplinary husting for the five main London Mayoral candidates. This event has been jointly organised by leading built environment institutions and will be chaired by Sir Simon Jenkins. This is an exceptional opportunity to engage directly with […]

Happy New Year from RTPI London

On behalf of RTPI London I would like to wish all of our members a Happy New Year. We are gearing up for a very exciting 2016 with many challenges facing planners across London. Not least the political changes we are going to see with the election in May, ongoing budget and resource pressures in […]