The Scottish Government should carry out a review of planning policy and practice to ensure that the concept of 20 minute neighbourhoods becomes a golden thread running through the planning system, the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has said.
Published 25 March 2021
The Scottish Government has announced that the Royal Town Planning Institute Scotland (RTPI Scotland) will be an early delivery partner for its Digital Planning transformation programme.
Published 25 March 2021
Scotland's built environment professional bodies have issued a joint statement calling on new ways of working that embed resilience into how our places function and develop over time.
Published 9 March 2021
The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has said it broadly welcomes the direction of travel the Scottish Government has taken with its new National Planning Framework (NPF4) but it must be "deliverable, connected and influential".
Published 22 February 2021
Proposals in a new report to develop an apprenticeship scheme for urban planners have been welcomed by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) in Scotland.
Published 18 February 2021
Urban planning must play a crucial part in the revival of Scotland’s town centres, an independent review has suggested.
Published 4 February 2021
RTPI Scotland is calling on the Scottish Government to provide support for communities to help them shape where they live in the wake of COVID-19.
Published 27 January 2021
The Scottish Government has issued a position statement which outlines its current thinking on the issues that will need to be addressed when preparing Scotland's fourth National Planning Framework (NPF4).
Published 30 November 2020
Linda Fabiani MSP will tonight host an online debate and discussion as part of the Cross Party Group on Architecture and the Built Environment.
Published 30 September 2020
The development of Scotland’s new National Planning Framework (NPF) provides a unique opportunity to plan, prepare and provide a route map for a different Scotland in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Royal Town Planning Institute in Scotland.
Published 15 May 2020
RTPI Scotland has welcomed emergency legislation that will ensure planning permissions due to lapse during the six-month ‘emergency period’ will be extended for a further year.
Published 6 April 2020
Scotland’s planners consider climate change action to be the main consideration of National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4), according to a new survey.
Published 12 March 2020
RTPI Scotland has welcomed commitments in the Scottish Budget to tackle the climate crisis but has called for more investment in the planning system to enable key targets to be met.
Published 10 February 2020
The Scottish Government should put “place” at the heart of coherent, infrastructure prioritisation and planning to achieve an inclusive net zero carbon economy, according to a 30-year infrastructure blueprint published today.
Published 20 January 2020
In a guest blog for RTPI Scotland, Jennifer Russell discusses her role as town planning manager at the University of Glasgow.
Published 13 December 2019