One of the ways in which the UK Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) marked its centenary in 2014 was to look to the future of planning. The Institute’s Planning Horizons papers take a long-term and global view of planning and the contribution it can make to challenges in the twenty-first century. Given the economic, environmental and social challenges we face, and the consequences of how policy has often failed to respond adequately to these challenges, we need to develop a new ‘spatial policy’ – a science of policy which incorporates place and space, and produces policy which is much more integrated, strategic and sensitive to place.
Phil Williams MRTPI, Head of Planning Service, Cardiff City Council, Wales, and Vice President, RTPI, 2015. Phil Williams has 35 years’ experience in the public sector in London and Welsh authorities. He has led on major projects, including redevelopment of Cardiff Bay and City Centre and regeneration/reclamation schemes in the Welsh Valleys. Before becoming Vice President of the UK Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), he chaired the RTPI’s Policy Practice and Research Committee and was formerly Chair of the Planning Officer Society for Wales.
Mr. M. L. Chotani is a professional Urban Planner having an experience of more than 38 years in Urban Development Planning and Urban Management issues. He retired as Additional Chief Planner from the Town and Country Planning Organization, Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India in August, 2009. Presently he is a Consultant to the Institute of Urban Transport (India). He is a Fellow member of Institute of Town Planners, India and a member of the Governing Council of the Institute of Urban Transport (India).