RTPI NEWS: Publications on conservation and consultants

Conservation of the historic environment

This RTPI good practice guide looks at conservation from the perspective of the non-specialist, whether forward planner or development control officer.

It highlights the major conservation issues facing planners in their day-to-day work throughout the UK and includes a bibliography as well as a list of useful contacts.

Based on work commissioned from Jack Warshaw, Stephen Levrant and Philip Grover, and prepared by a conservation panel steering group, Conservation of the historic environment (2000) is available from Publications Sales, Library, at the institute (e-mail) publications@rtpi.org.uk; (tel) 020 7929 9452.

Planning consultants and their clients

Chartered town planners are getting a better write-up from satisfied customers than any of their rivals in the market for planning consultancy services. But there is considerable scope to broaden their role and improve performance.

Planning consultants and their clients (1999) identifies growing markets, competitors, the balance between offering specialist planning versus a multi-disciplinary approach and the way clients view town planners. It includes a series of practical recommendations.

The publication is available from Publications Sales, Library, at the institute (e-mail) publications@rtpi.org.uk; (tel) 020 7929 9452.


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