As I am in the position to potentially join both of these organisations I would welcome any opinions on their relative merits and any differences in their respective ethos or approach to representing the policy and practice of planning, both within the profession and to the general public.
One thing of note re: the RTPI is the (in my mind) ridiculous title of their sub-organisation here. Irish Branch â€“Southern Section???. Last time I checked I was a citizen of a Republic. Do Donegal based planners join the Southern or Northern section?. Do I have to curtsey when my RTPI application comes through my front door!?.
A relatively trivial matter I know, but in all honesty I would welcome any discourse on the relative merits of both organisationsâ€¦