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RIBA - The Royal Institute of British Architects is the UK body for architecture and the architectural profession. They provide support for 40,500 members worldwide in the form of training, technical services, publications and events, and set standards for the education of architects, both in the UK and overseas.
NPF - The National Planning Forum is the principal cross-sectoral voice on planning issues and aims to be recognised as a key agent for change in delivering a better planning service. The NPF aspires to “inspire planning” and all those involved in the planning process and in delivering the new planning agenda. It aims to help achieve quality, inspiring places that enhance productivity as well as peoples’ well-being. The NPF published in October 2009 the report, Fit for purpose spatial planning which can be found on their website.
Shelter - Shelter is a charity that works to alleviate the distress caused by homelessness and bad housing. In April 2011 they launched a Housing Insights for Communities tool, the first ever engagement resource to provide unique insight into the attitudes and concerns of different local communities to housing development and enable more effective engagement with those affected by it.
ISOCARP - The International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) is a global association of experienced professional planners. It was founded in 1965 in a bid to bring together recognised and highly-qualified planners in an international network.
The Good Homes Alliance - The Good Homes Alliance (GHA) is a group of housing developers, building professionals and other industry supporters whose aim is to close the gap between aspiration and reality by showing how to build and monitor good homes which are sustainable in the broadest sense.
Institute of Economic Development - The IED is the UK’s leading independent professional body representing economic development and regeneration practitioners working for local and regional communities.