People are at the heart of places, living their lives, forming attachments and making connections. The themes covered across the five areas of Topic 2.1 Changing Spaces; Making Places summarise the competing demands for land and buildings and uses for space, which Chartered Town Planners face on a daily basis. The specification allows learners to look through a lens to understand global issues and the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has produced a colourful mapping document resource which provides useful RTPI links to the following five sections of the specification:
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