The RPTI has joined the Local Government Association (LGA), Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), and The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) to create Future Place, a two-phase scheme to acknowledge, support, and reward superior placemaking in England.
The first phase will emphasise the key role played by Local Planning Authorities in creating premium places to live and work by showcasing examples of best practice and acknowledging the potential of placemaking in the country.
The RTPI, LGA, CIH, and RIBA have put together an open invitation for local authorities working with voluntary, private, or public sector partners to provide superior placemaking visions, regardless of budget or size.
Chief Executive Victoria Hills of the Royal Town Planning Institute said that a dynamic and robust planning department is essential to placemaking to create prosperous and vibrant communities. The Excellence in Planning Awards, which are held every year, showcases the best examples of how places are being changed through collaborative and forward-thinking planning leaders.
She said that local planning teams operate under heavy restraints when it comes to resources, so the Royal Town Planning Institute is backing the programme and its badly-needed support for leadership development.The selected exemplars will be revealed at the Government’s stand at leading property expo MIPIM 2019 in March.