The value of planning

Principal Investigator:

Professor David Adams (University of Glasgow)

TRP Co-Investigator:

Craig Watkins


January 2014 - June 2014

This research project focussed on the economic impact of planning, and primarily the relationship between planning and economic growth. The purpose of the project was threefold:

  • to begin to promote a more balanced and evidenced understanding of the relationship between planning and economic growth;
  • to engage and inform interested audiences, especially academics, researchers and relevant practitioners; and,
  • to inform subsequent stages of the RTPI's larger research programme on the impact and value of planning.



Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)