Royal Town Planning Institute

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The RTPI is the professional body for town planners. Our members are employed in a range of planning roles, across both the public and private sectors, in the UK and overseas. Under the provision of its Royal Charter and Byelaws, the RTPI exists to advance the art and science of town planning. This means that the RTPI is at the cutting edge of research, policy formation, and practice advice for town and spatial planning, as well as overseeing academic and professional qualifications for town planners and promoting planning as a career choice.
In England (with the exception of London) the RTPI also oversees the operation of Planning Aid, a charity which provides free, independent and professional advice and support to individuals and communities who cannot afford to engage a planning consultant.

Venue Type:

Association or society

Opening hours

Mon-Thurs 09.00-17.00
Fri 09.00-16.30

Closed: Sat-Sun

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Community Planning

A website setting out advice on the many ways of getting people involved in planning and improving their communities. Includes methods, scenarios, project case studies, lists of resources, policy summaries, downloads, and a glossary that can be used as an index to the site and to the subject.

RTPI & Planning Aid Educational Resources

The RTPI and Planning Aid produce a range of printed educational materials across Key Stages 2, 3 and 4, up to GCSE and AS/A Level. A range of other resources not directly related stages of the National Curriculum are also available. Materials are to help teachers to form ways of using local planning issues and the built environment as case studies to assist with teaching the sustainable development and citizenship objectives of the National Curriculum.


  • Royal Town Planning Institute
  • Planning Aid


  • Royal Town Planning Institute
  • Planning Aid

Royal Town Planning Institute
41 Botolph Lane
City of London


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General Enquiries

020 7929 9494


General Enquiries

020 7929 9490

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