Public Practice is a not-for-profit social enterprise with a mission to improve the quality and equality of everyday places by building the public sector’s planning capacity. Read more about the organisation, who we are and our latest news.


We offer built environment practitioners an alternative route into working for the public sector through influential placements within forward-thinking local authorities. Find out about our programme, the disciplines we recruit, how to apply, and read bios of our Associates and Alumni.


We support public Authorities to recruit, train and retain high quality and diverse built environment expertise and develop their in house capacity over the longer-term. See how it works, what type of disciplines we recruit, who we work with, and how to express an interest in hosting a placement.


We carry out R&D to help develop and diversify the ways in which we plan and share emerging skills, knowledge and practice across the sector. Read about our nine themes, or search our resources section for Reports, Practice Notes, Event records, tools, templates and Guidance Notes.


Public Practice is supported by organisations that share our commitment to working in the public interest and recognise the importance of investing in good public planning. Find out about who are Partners are and how we are funded.