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Host and exhibitor – Mercian 2

The Royal Town Planning Institute is an international professional body for town planners with over 27,000 members in 88 countries. We are responsible for maintaining professional standards and accrediting world class planning courses both in the UK and internationally. We have offices in London, Edinburgh and Cardiff. The Town Planning Institute was founded in 1914. In 1970 a supplemental Royal Charter was granted, and the Institute became the Royal Town Planning Institute.

We are the voice of the profession. We engage with governments, experts, advocates  and international bodies to promote good planning, lead on policy development and research, and promote planning in the long-term public interest. We support our members to deliver outstanding placemaking that creates inclusive, healthy, prosperous, sustainable and happy communities.