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  • Garden Cities and New Towns

    Since our creation to promote the Garden City idea in 1899, the TCPA has recognised the role of new communities as part of a portfolio of solutions necessary to provide genuinely affordable homes in inclusive, healthy and climate resilient places.

  • Vacancy: Projects and Policy Manager (maternity cover)

    Are you an experienced project manager with an interest in place-shaping and supporting the creation of inclusive and resilient places that support people to live healthier lives?

  • Planning for Climate Change

    The TCPA has a strong track record in research, policy formulation and political influence on climate adaptation and mitigation in the context of spatial planning.

  • The 20-minute neighbourhood

    ‘20-minute neighbourhoods’ are places where people can find most of what they need within a short walk or cycle, providing multiple health and climate benefits: we think they should be recommended in planning policy.

The Town and Country Planning Association

For over a hundred years, we have worked to challenge, inspire and support people to create healthy, sustainable and resilient places that are fair for everyone.

Areas of work

The way that places are planned, designed, maintained and regenerated can help or hinder work to tackle health inequalities, climate change, and economic resilience. The TCPA works, therefore, on a wide range of topics: find out more about the work we do by exploring the themes below.

The 20-minute neighbourhood

‘20-minute neighbourhoods’ are places where people can find most of what they need within a short walk or cycle, providing multiple health and climate benefits: we think they should be recommended in planning policy.

News & Blogs

Putting flood risk at the heart of planning

Each person’s health, prospects and happiness are impacted hugely by the place in which they live. The very first planning…

Climate Change
Blog
Jessica Fieth

Bringing the Healthy Homes debate to the centre of British democracy

Parliamentary campaign events can be conflicting affairs. And, as a general rule of thumb, the more meaningful and successful they…

Healthy Place-making
Blog
Daniel Slade

Planning for the climate challenge?

The TCPA has a strong track record in research, policy formulation and political influence on, among other things, climate adaptation and mitigation in the context of spatial planning. 

Upcoming events

In search of better, healthier homes

Too many homes and neighbourhoods built today undermine residents’ health and wellbeing – the TCPA has developed new legislation, in the form of a Healthy Homes Bill, to stop this.

Latest resources

Become a member

Join the TCPA and support our mission to put social justice back at the heart of planning. Benefits of membership include:

  • hard copies of the journal Town & Country Planning
  • exclusive access to journals from 2005 to date
  • exclusive access to recordings of past webinars and workshops
  • discounts on events, training and books
  • monthly members email bulletin