Planning the New Towns ... In their own words

Published in June 2016, our report draws on five first-hand accounts of key figures involved in the UK's New Town programme.

The interview material was collected during the 1980s and 1990s as part of the New Towns Record archive project, which resulted in a DVD of primary and secondary resources. No longer available to buy, we wanted to bring some of these materials to a wider audience.

The publication includes interviews with Lord Campbell of Eskan, Walter Bor, Professor Derek Walker, Sir George Grenfell-Baines and Sir David Gosling.

Find out more about the background to the publication and read it online.


RTPI Awards for Research Excellence 2021

The RTPI Awards for Research Excellence recognise and promote high quality, impactful spatial planning research. We are proud to have been one of the sponsors of the Awards for four years.

In 2021 we are sponsoring three of the awards again - the Student Award, the Planning Consultancy Award and the Sir Peter Hall Award for Wider Engagement.

Dr Paul Cowie from Newcastle University writes about the impact of winning an award on our blog.

For more details of the awards and previous winners visit the RTPI website.


Elections paper

Idox Elections is one of the premier election service providers in the UK, providing outstanding expertise and knowledge across all aspects of elections management.

Our research team regularly blog on issues around democracy and voter participation. In 2015 we also produced an overview of the organisations and individuals who are influencing thinking on democracy, voting and elections research.

Download the free guide 'Democracy and voting: Key organisations and individuals'


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