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tcpa-journalTown & Country Planning

The journal of the Town & Country Planning Association, available to members of the TCPA. Published monthly, it continues to provide a synthesis of thought provoking debate and astute analysis with feature articles written by expert practitioners, decision makers and academics.

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The TCPA’s values are built on a powerful history of utopian and progressive ideas which shaped the Garden City movement and which continue to provide a rich and creative springboard for shaping the future. Founded by Sir Ebenezer Howard in 1899 the TCPA represented a fusion of ideas about social justice, beauty in design, health and wellbeing and economic efficiency advocated by those such as John Ruskin, William Morris and Henry George.


The Land

A totally wonderful magazine; everyone interested in real change should read every word of every issue. Articles on agriculture, smallholding, renewable energy, international campaigns and especially UK planning policy.

In a shrunken world, taxed to keep the wheels of industry accelerating, land and its resources are increasingly contested. Six billion people compete to acquire land for a variety of conflicting uses: land for food, for water, for energy, for timber, for carbon sinks, for housing, for wildlife, for recreation, for investment. The politics of land – who owns it, who controls it and who has access to it – is more important than ever, though you might not think so from a superficial reading of government policy and the media. The purpose of this magazine is to focus attention back onto the politics of land.

Combines two previous publications – The Land Is Ours Newsletter, and Chapter 7 News. The Land receives no funding and relies upon subscriptions and donations to survive.


the-plannerThe Planner

The Planner is the official magazine of the Royal Town Planning Institute. We write for the planning profession with a view to updating, informing and entertaining in equal measure.
The Planner is for RTPI members of all levels of experience and we’ll always value your opinion and involvement. Please always feel free to correspond with us on anything we publish, or indeed to suggest the topics you’d like us to cover.
While the content on this site is written for planners, anyone else visiting site come away appreciating the full extent and value of this profession’s contribution to society.
Here’s what you can expect to find: analysis of the policy, practice and process issues affecting you and your colleagues in the work you do; features detailing the economic, social and environmental issues likely to inform future planning policy and activity; interviews with the people whose work is most likely to impact on the role of planning and planning professionals; interviews with you, the planner, to discuss and share aspects of your everyday work; training tips and career development advice specifically focused on the needs of the planning professional.

The legal perspective on the changing planning landscape.


There’s a crash coming – a slap from Mother Nature. This isn’t pessimistic; it’s realistic.

The human impact on nature and on each other is accelerating and needs systemic change to reverse.

We’re not advocating poverty, or a hair-shirt existence. We advocate changes that will mean better lives for almost everyone.

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