Introduction to using the Rapid Planning Toolkit

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A course designed in partnership with The Prince’s Foundation to provide an overview of how to use the Rapid Planning Toolkit  endorsed by the Commonwealth Association of Planners, the Commonwealth Local Government Forum, the Commonwealth Association of Architects and the Commonwealth Engineers Council. 

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Introduction to the Rapid Planning Toolkit for Urban Expansion

The Rapid Planning Toolkit is a simple and practical tool which intends to assist city leaders, local governments and built environment professionals in creating robust and implementable walkable neighbourhood plans in rapidly growing cities or towns by following 4 simple steps. This introductory course will give an overview of the key concepts surrounding the Rapid Planning Toolkit and what each of the 4 steps involves. On completion of the course, you will receive a certificate endorsed by Commonwealth Association of Planners, the Commonwealth Local Government Forum, the Commonwealth Association of Architects and the Commonwealth Engineers Council.   

Aims of this module

To learn about:

    • key concepts, importance of cities, the Toolkit and walkable neighbourhoods
    • the importance of a City Charter (Step 1) and who should be involved
    • the importance of a rapid growth plan (Step 2)
    • ways you could implement the rapid growth plan (Step 3)
    • the importance of using local designs and materials (Step 4)

Who is the Introduction to the Rapid Planning Toolkit for?

This course is for anyone who is interested in sustainable city planning/design that is either ;

  • a built environment professional, or
  • a city leader/councillor, or
  • an academic/student studying or researching in this field

Time Commitment

The introductory course involves 8 hours of commitment. 

You can choose whether to complete the course all at once or split up your time according to your preference for example: 1 hour a week for 8 weeks.


Within this module you will find a combination of audio and visual learning methods. You work through the online course yourself following the guidance materials provided, at your own pace, wherever you may be. You can stop and restart at different sections and explore further the material and information available.

Entry requirements

Don’t worry you don’t need to be qualified in planning or architecture to do this course – all you need is a passion for sustainable development in your area. You will only require access to the Internet and an email address. See below for technical requirements. Should you wish to find out more before starting the course please go to


There is a short online quiz at the end of the module. This is to test that you have completed all aspects of the course and will have the knowledge to progress on to the next level should you choose. You will be able to attempt the quiz multiple times.

If you achieve 80% in the quiz you will receive a personalised certificate of completion for 8 hours of CPD. 

Enrolment details

This course is FREE.

You access the course material via the UCEM Online Academy which gives you access to a web-based virtual learning environment.

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Data protection

As stated in Clause 13 of the UCEM Online Academy Terms of Sale.

UCEM Online Academy warrants that in processing Personal Data relating to or provided by you (“the DELEGATE”) it:

  • will comply with the UCEM  Privacy and Data Protection Policies
  • will comply with its obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 and the Data Protection Act 2018
  • has in place appropriate technical and organisational security measures against unauthorised or unlawful processing of Personal Data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, Personal Data.

In this Clause 13, Personal Data has the meaning given in the General Data Protection Regulation 2016

For the purposes of measurement of success UCEM will provide registration and course completion data to the Prince’s Foundation and will comply with the Prince’s Foundation Privacy Policy .

Technical Requirements

To maximise your learning experience, you will need access to:

  • a personal computer, laptop, tablet or mobile device with audio & video playback capability
  • access to the Internet (via a broadband connection recommended)

and be able to

  • use an up-to-date web browser (for example): Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge   
  • open PDF documents using software such as Adobe.

Please be aware if using a system within a firewall you may need to allow pop-ups and access to YouTube.


If you have any questions about the Rapid Planning Toolkit please contact .

Have questions about our programmes or need help with your application? Get in touch with our  friendly admissions team using the following details:

UK (Free): 0800 019 9697 (Press 1)

International: +44 (0)118 921 4696 (Press 1)


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