Research priorities for planning
Currently there is no place where a discussion about research needs and priorities takes place. So, with the encouragement of the Chief Planner at CLG, the Forum has established a cross-sector, practitioner workshop serviced by the NPF and RTPI to advise on research and allied project priorities.
Around twenty people attended the first meeting hosted by RTPI on 18 May 2015.
If you or your organisation would like to be involved in the Research Group please contact Mike Hayes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Future Planner Bursary Scheme
The Royal Town Planning Institute has set up a Future Planner Bursary Scheme to respond to the falling number of students studying for a Masters degree in planning with a view to encouraging individuals to choose planning as a career and to persuade Governments across the UK of the importance of a well-resourced planning system.
The Forum agreed to contribute £750 each towards 5 bursaries for 2015-16. These bursaries will help to support students on Masters planning courses who have an undergraduate degree in planning or other disciplines and who can demonstrate an interest in planning and a planning career.