To all my friends at the Royal Town Planning Institute: why are you doing nothing to aid unemployed planning graduates?

Why have you adopted free-market solutions as your central ethos? The reality is that as a professional body, you are failing your membership. You do not need a masters degree to be a good planner. There are plenty of people with experience who are excluded from joining the profession by cost. This is not egalitarian. The RTPI should consider a merger with the RICS as a way forward.

Alex Kendall