RTPI CEO Visits LDC’s Planning Service

A view of the committee room with planners sat around the table.

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) is a professional organization based in the United Kingdom that focuses on promoting and advancing the field of town planning. It was established in 1914 and was granted a Royal Charter in 1959, which conferred the title “Royal” upon the institute.

The RTPI plays a crucial role in representing and supporting town planners, as well as shaping policies and practices related to spatial planning. Town planning involves the management of urban and rural spaces, considering factors such as land use, infrastructure, and environmental sustainability. The institute aims to enhance the quality of planning and development, ensuring that communities are well-designed, sustainable, and meet the needs of both present and future generations.

Key functions of the RTPI include providing professional development opportunities for its members, offering educational programs, and engaging in advocacy and research to influence planning policies. Members of the RTPI include planning professionals, academics, and students who share a common interest in promoting effective and ethical town planning.
The RTPI is committed to fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange within the planning community, contributing to the improvement of the built environment and the overall quality of life in urban and rural areas.