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 […]

Making an infrastructure first approach a reality

In response to the publication of the Scottish Government Places, People and Planning, RTPI Scotland has produced a series of thinkpieces aimed at providing workable solutions to align with, and supplement proposals made in the consultation paper. One thinkpiece by Stefano Smith, Duncan Smart and Catherine Elliot set outs two linked proposals as to how […]

Making Local Place Plans Work – collaboration rather than conflict

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 Ian Angus, Julia Frost, Graham Marchbank, Jill Paterson and Stuart Salter tackled […]