The TCPA works to challenge, inspire and support people to create healthy, sustainable and resilient places that are fair for everyone. To inform what we do, we strive to draw on the practical idealism of our founders and continue to recognise the huge potential that the planning system has as a powerful tool to transform places and people’s lives. But we also recognise that the ‘art and science’ of planning, and our work, goes way beyond the formal planning system and recognises the multi-dimensional nature of place-making.

In practice, our work is a mixture of campaigning, publishing research, acting as a ‘critical friend’, providing training, influencing policy and decision-makers and enabling action. Thousands of people engage with the workshops, conferences, webinars and seminars we run each year. And we seek to work at both the national and local levels.