The Changing Demographics of Scotland

RTPI Director Craig McLaren summarises trends in population statistics published by National Records of Scotland National Records of Scotland have published Scotland’s Population: The Registrar General’s Annual Review of Demographic Trends.  It is the 162nd edition of the Registrar General’s Annual Review, and still remains an extremely useful statistical source.  It is an interesting read […]

Skills, Knowledge and Behaviours for a New Planning System

Craig McLaren, Director of RTPI Scotland, discusses research led by RTPI on future skills needs for planners Earlier in the year RTPI Scotland was commissioned by Scottish Government undertake research into the skills needs for planners. This was undertaken in the context of the Review of the Planning System.  RTPI Scotland has led the development of […]

A new development plans process

As part of the ongoing review of the Scottish planning system RTPI Scotland has produced a series of thinkpieces aimed at providing workable solutions to supplement the proposals made by Scottish Government in its consultation paper, Places, People and Planning. A thinkpiece by Pam Ewen and Robbie Calvert synthesises a new Local Development Plan process […]

Delivering more homes

As part of the ongoing review of the Scottish planning system RTPI Scotland has produced a series of thinkpieces aimed at providing workable solutions to supplement the proposals made by Scottish Government in its consultation paper, Places, People and Planning. A thinkpiece by Fraser Carlin and Robbie Calvert advises how we can create a more […]

Where next for the planning review?

Last Thursday the Scottish Government published its analysis of the around 450 responses received to its consultation paper on the future of the Scottish Planning system, Places, People and Planning. Alongside this analysis the Government also published a Position Statement that offers some insight to the direction of travel we can expect for the ongoing […]

A Place for Area Based Regeneration

RTPI Scotland Director Craig McLaren discusses the recent Patrick Geddes Lecture When we asked Naomi Eisenstadt to give the 14th annual Sir Patrick Geddes Commemorative lecture we were conscious that the title we suggested “Poverty, Places and Equality: A role for Place Based Approaches?” was a challenge. We wanted to put ‘place’ back on the […]