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  • Widening participation in the regeneration game

    • 18 Dec 2019

    How do we interest young people in careers in planning and property? One Manchester-based initiative is breaking new ground, says Judi Greenwood.

  • Tech landscape: Is a robot going to take my job?

    • 18 Dec 2019

    Artificial intelligence will eliminate hundreds of different kinds of jobs, we're told. Alison Broderick wonders whether planners should be worried. 

  • Opinion: Planning - a career to be nurtured

    • 21 May 2019
    • Steve Quartermain

    Why is a planning career worthwhile? Because it makes a positive difference to people's lives, says England's chief planner Steve Quartermain.

  • Part 3: Happy planners - but only just

    • 12 Apr 2019

    More than half of planners are happy with pay, conditions and opportunities for development – but a significant minority register dissatisfaction in The Planner’s 2018-19 Careers Survey, reports Simon Wicks.

  • Part 2: Happy planners - but only just

    • 12 Apr 2019

    More than half of planners are happy with pay, conditions and opportunities for development – but a significant minority register dissatisfaction in The Planner’s 2018-19 Careers Survey, reports Simon Wicks.

  • Part 1: Happy planners – but only just

    • 12 Apr 2019

    More than half of planners are happy with pay, conditions and opportunities for development – but a significant minority register dissatisfaction in The Planner’s 2018-19 Careers Survey, reports Simon Wicks.

  • Tech landscape: 5 apps for planners

    • 9 Jan 2019

    We've come across a few good apps time at planners this year. Here's a small selection

  • Falling into planning: How four planners found their profession

    • 28 Aug 2018

    Serena Ralston speaks to four planners about how they became planners.

  • Five ways to write a recruitment ad with impact

    • 18 Jun 2018

    Why do some job adverts get better responses than others? Follow our quick guide to writing an effective recruitment advert so that you maximise your responses.

  • IWD: Women's built environment networks

    • 5 Jun 2018

    Here's The Planner's guide to networks, groups and initiatives aimed at women working in the built environment.

  • How to benefit from entering awards: Part two

    • 18 May 2018

    A variety of built environment awards are handed out every year by organisations such as the RTPI and RIBA. Is this just backslapping, or are there genuine benefits to be gained from entering projects for awards? David Blackman weighs up the pros and cons.

  • Independent spirit: Tim Ferguson

    • 18 May 2018

    How – and why – do some planners make the step into self-employment and build their own business as an independent consultant? Tim Ferguson of Ferguson Planning tells his story.

  • Six common errors when using data: Part two

    • 24 Apr 2018

    With such a volume of information available to planners nowadays, it's essential to be aware of the pitfalls data can present

  • Supporting planning in schools: Tunde Adebutu

    • 23 Apr 2018

    Volunteering to foster interest in planning in schools can be both professionally and personally rewarding. Martha Harris looks at education programmes that planners can deliver.

  • Supporting planning in schools: Jenna Langford

    • 23 Apr 2018

    Volunteering to foster interest in planning in schools can be both professionally and personally rewarding. Martha Harris looks at education programmes that planners can deliver.

  • Supporting planning in schools: Lindsay Frost

    • 23 Apr 2018

    Volunteering to foster interest in planning in schools can be both professionally and personally rewarding. Martha Harris looks at education programmes that planners can deliver.

  • How to benefit from entering awards: Part one

    • 23 Apr 2018

    A variety of built environment awards are handed out every year by organisations such as the RTPI and RIBA. Is this just backslapping, or are there genuine benefits to be gained from entering projects for awards? David Blackman weighs up the pros and cons.

  • Six common errors when using data: Part one

    • 23 Apr 2018

    With such a volume of information available to planners nowadays, it's essential to be aware of the pitfalls data can present.

  • Lindsay Richards encourages women to work in construction

    • 15 Mar 2018

    Lindsay Richards, the University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s new head of school of architecture, built & natural environment wants to encourage more women to take up careers in construction.

  • 9 ways to create an effective Powerpoint presentation: Parts 6-9

    • 2 Feb 2018

    Presentations are a key part of the planning professional’s skill set, says Rachel Miller. Done well, they can win the hearts and minds of your audience, whether you are presenting to clients, addressing a conference, or speaking at a local community hall