Yuppers! I'll probably type more later, since I'm off to lunch in a few.gwyatt wrote:
New Users! I'm a planner from the UK and would like to exchange ideas from the USA/UK. Any takers?
In the US, there's the American Planning Association. (You'll see a lot of references to an upcoming APA conference in Chicago -- unfortunately, I won't be there this year.) Canada has the Canadian Institute of Planners.gwyatt wrote:
Does the US have an equivalent of the Royal Town Planning Institute?
The RTPI (Royal Town Planning Institute ) have a very strict criteria for membership. This requires an accredited degree and a post-graduate diploma. Once this has been obtained relevant experience is required. This could take up to 6 years before one could become chartered. Does the APA have such a rigorous educational and experience requirements?
You're not far from the truth, only British Rail doesn't exist anymore. The UK government (in its infinite wisdom) decide to sell off the railways (and then buy them back, well part of it) and it doesn't quite reach all four corners of the island anymore.The Vectras (lol) are pretty much standard company cars and are indeed parked in garages at night. I will write more in detail about the UK planning system and give links to UK websites, but Junkyard Wars is about to begin! Thanks for the interest. Enjoy your lunch.Dan Tasman wrote:
I've always been fascinated by the planning process in the U.K.
I've seen the provision of open space addressed in US zoning through several methods. Here's what I'm most familiar with.gwyatt wrote:
The finer points of a legal agreement requiring a financial contribution in lieu of on site public open space for a residential development of approx 20 houses.