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Roles of Urban and Regional Development Professionals

 What is Urban and Regional Development?  Urban and regional development planning is the scientific approach to allocate, organise, and manage land use and erection of buildings, infrastructure and roads to ensure the best possible use to the benefit of the...

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The Power of Development Planning in Communities

The Importance of Development Planning: Why Involve Town Planners? Organised usage of available resources is essential for sustainability. Development planning is integral to this process and critical to minimising environmental impact whilst ensuring access to...

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Different Types of Urban Planning

Introduction to the Different Types of Urban Planning Urban planning is an organised process of land development. It includes consideration of elements like air, water, land, infrastructure, community needs, drainage and more. A specific spatial development vision...

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Mapping – Introduction to Mapping Used in Town Planning

Introduction to Mapping Used in Town Planning Mapping is one of the main planning instruments for a spatial display of information. Modern town planning and mapping consultancies make use of GIS software systems for the preparation of site and development plans and...

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Everything You Need to Know About Town Planning in 2022

Town Planning in 2022 It’s still too early to make predictions on how urban landscapes will change as a result of the response to the global movement restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The so-called “new normal” is bound to affect the way town...

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This is How Urban Renewal Can Create a Sustainable Future

Urban Renewal for a Sustainable Future: It Is Not Just About Building Restoration In the past, urban renewal focussed on addressing inner-city decay issues. Today, it is about the regeneration of cities for a sustainable future. One city that has proven that greening...

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How Covid-19 Exposed Weaknesses in Urban Planning

Urban Planning for More Resilience in a Post-Pandemic World How will cities look in a post-pandemic scenario and how has the worldwide health crisis affected urban planning in this day and age, especially in Africa? An RTPI Research Paper published in...

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