RTPI launches radio show to reach out to future planners

November 1, 2017 / Isla MacFarlane
RTPI launches radio show to reach out to future planners

“Agent Plan-it” is a collaboration between the Institute, Folder Media who produces the show, and Fun Kids, a multi-media channels for children and families.

Ten bespoke features with a focus on Key Stage 2 learning began on on DAB digital radio, the UK Radioplayer, as well as online at funkidslive.com and through smart devices.

Two key characters, Agent Plan-it and Anna the planner, will lead learners through various topics such as Why do we need town planners; Building a new development – Geography; Digital world  – future spaces; and Solving problems where you live.

Rupa Ahluwalia, RTPI Education Development Officer, said, “Our volunteer ambassadors who regularly go into schools to raise awareness of the built environment told us that school children love to learn about planning towns, cities and the countryside. Teachers also feel the subject offers them much scope to explore not only in geography lessons but many other subjects, such as citizenship, history, design, law, politics, and science.

“A fun radio and online resource will be a fantastic addition to go hand in hand with our ongoing efforts to develop future planners. We’d like to thank all our partners who have helped us.”

Credit ratings agency Moody’s just about summed it up when it said: “house price growth and the market’s overall stability have been incredibly resilient despite the EU vote and a snap general election. A few quid added to the average mortgage repayment will not deter this growth in the medium to long term.”

Mortgage costs now rising a shade above historic lows will do little to dent the UK’s fundamentals, which still exhibit robust demand and extremely limited supply.

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