• Healthy Homes Pledge

    We’re calling for the built environment sector to commit to the Healthy Homes Pledge and all political parties to establish a statutory duty that requires the sector to protect people from harm and positively promote our health and wellbeing.

  • New online training: planning for flood risk

    We’ve partnered with the Environment Agency to develop a suite of free online training resources aimed at planners and flood risk professionals working in the public sector.

  • Tomorrow 125

    This year marks the 125th anniversary of the TCPA. The Tomorrow 125 project has explored the background and practical application of the Garden City idea today.

  • Garden Cities and New Towns

    The TCPA is campaigning for a new generation of Garden Cities based on modern Garden City Principles. Our campaigns are underpinned by research exploring lessons from the past and present, including the New Towns programme.

  • 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.

  • Long-term stewardship

    Long-term stewardship is a holistic approach to ensuring places can be looked after in perpetuity. This approach is at the heart of the Garden City model and has relevance for the creation of new and renewed communities at all scales.

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.

20-minute neighbourhood case studies

‘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.

There are eight ‘features’ of 20-minute neighbourhoods, and ten ‘principles for success’ that those involved in implementation should consider. The TCPA has worked with partners to create these case studies to show how different places are bringing 20-minute neighbourhoods to life in their areas.

News & Blogs

From the archive: 125 Years of the TCPA 

Charlotte Llewellyn digs into the TCPA archive to explore the Association’s fascinating history.

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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