100 years of professional planning

The Royal Town Planning Institution (RTPI) recently came to Nottingham Trent University to host a conference to discuss the future of the institution and Nottingham's property and building developments.

The Royal Town Planning Institution (RTPI) recently came to Nottingham Trent University to host a conference to discuss the future of the institution and the future of Nottingham's property and building developments.

The event was in honour of the organisations 100th year in professional planning and was open to a huge range of people including students at NTU. RTPI chairman Andrew Pritchard said: "2014 is the centenary of the Royal Town Planning Institution, so all the branches are holding their own events. We wanted to do something in the East Midlands which was forward looking rather than backwards looking to help build links with our universities. Each of our universities have very good knowledge and experience in the built environment and architecture.

"We are trying to bring together academics, students, planners, architects and politicians to have a debate about the future of planning and the future of our country."

The conference was a great chance to ask questions and hear what people from the local industry thought about Nottingham's property and building developments as well as discuss how they should evolve in the future. Integrated Transport Planning Senior Consultant Emma Taylor said, "I think Nottingham is doing a lot of really good stuff so it is interesting to see what other people have to say."

The conference was beneficial for some of our students as it displayed real work and projects that are due to be started within the next few years. NTU BSc (Hons) Planning and Development's Christopher Foot explained: "We do planning and development as a degree and RTPI is an integrated part of the course.

"We're here to find out about the future developments in the institution and how it will change in the future. It's important to see how it may affect us in future industry."

100 years of professional planning

Published on 18 November 2014
  • Category: School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

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