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Richard Blyth

 Richard Blyth

Richard Blyth has been Head of Policy and Practice at the RTPI since September 2011.  Since then he has curated the special RTPI Centenary Planning Horizons research programme with 5 projects being published in 2014 and more recently the "Better Planning" work programme on housing affordability, city regions and climate change.

Prior to this he was an Associate Director at Capita Symonds where he worked on commissions for local authorities on infrastructure planning to support core strategies, and for a number of private clients on regeneration schemes. He spent over four years in the Civil Service, including being responsible for Local Plans in England.

Richard led a small team within the Joint Strategic Planning Unit which produced the last Berkshire Structure Plan and has also worked for district councils on local plans.  He spent two years in the Gambia West Africa as a physical planning officer working on physical development plans and market regeneration.

Articles and Opinions by this author

Can we Organise Cities for Good?

Richard Blyth of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) reflects on ways the built environment implicitly indicates who is welcome in a community.   More »

Posted: 20 Sep 2018