Welcome to Porto
Welcome by the ISOCARP President
At the invitation of the Porto Local Organising Committee, ISOCARP will hold its next Congress and Exhibition in the City of Porto, Portugal, from 18 to 22 October 2009.
As indicated in the First Announcement, the theme proposed by our hosts: “Planning for Low Carbon Cities”, is particularly timely, as reduction in carbon emissions and energy are key concerns of planning for future urban growth worldwide, not least in Europe. More>
Invitation by the President of the LOC
The city of Porto and the ISOCARP Annual Conference on Low Carbon Cities
In current days of undeniable global climate changes, of unprecedented increases in oil prices, as well as in food and other essential goods, of uncertain economic perspectives and of emerging divides in the social structures of our societies, the sustainability paradigm faces new challenges. More>
Invitation by the Chair of the LOC
Widening the Scope and Mission of Congresses
Since 1965 - date of ISOCARP’s foundation - the Society has organized Annual International Congresses all over the world, bringing together highly qualified planners in an international network.
Today, the time has come to rethink what one should expect from International Congresses. More>