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The 50th ISOCARP Congress will be on the topic 'Urban Transformations - Cities and Water'. It opens the floor for a huge and diverse list of issues and topics to be discussed. >>More

Call for Expression of Interest Abu Dhabi and Al Ain

ISOCARP is in negotiation regarding the organization of further trainings for the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council as well as for the Al Ain Municipality. The trainings are to be organized in the months of October/November 2014 and include short-term assignments (up to 3-5 days). More for members >

David Prosperi passed away on 4 August 2014

David was a respected member of the Executive Committee of ISOCARP, a man who with his knowledge, enthusiasm, spontaneity and intellectual honesty has inspired many of his ISOCARP colleagues and friends. He often looked at things from a different angle, and this frequently was the angle everyone else had overlooked. We will miss his vision for the Society. 

We lose a great colleague and friend. David will be deeply missed. >>More

YPP Workshop Shenzhen, China, June 2014

ISOCARP and the Urban Planning Society of China (UPSC) have recently made an agreement which entails a Young Planning Professionals National Workshop, intended for Chinese and international young planners and being a part of the pre-congress activities. More>

ISOCARP at Regen and Resilient Cities Exhibitions

ISOCARP had an exhibition booth at Resilient Cities in May 2014 in Bonn, Germany. Resilient Cities is the global platform for urban resilience and climate change adaptation, organized by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability.
ISOCARP will also be present at Regen 2014, the exhibition and conference for the entire Regeneration Industry. The Exhibition will take place in Liverpool on 25 and 26 June. Backed by the International Festival for Business 2014, Regen 2014 offers visitors an interesting networking platform. For more information, please visit the Regen2014 website.

Workshop “Connecting City Spaces", Gdansk 27 June - 1 July 2014

The Department of Urban Design and Regional Planning in the Faculty of Architecture, Gdansk University of Technology, has the pleasure to invite all interested teachers and students to participate in the International Architectural Urban Landscape Workshop. >>More

Regional ISOCARP Workshop, Dundee 8-11 May 2014

The Realism of Implementation - Engagement of Local Resources
On the initiative of Hugh Crawford and Judith Ryser a regional ISOCARP Workshop was held in Dundee on “The Realism of Implementation – Engagement of Local Resources” from 8-11 May 2014. >More

ISOCARP Awards 2014 - Call for Entries

The ISOCARP Awards for Excellence intend to stimulate and to promote innovative spatial projects, successfully elaborated and implemented. This award is the highest honour ISOCARP can award to a city, region or an institution.
The Gerd Albers Award is given for best publication. >>More

ISOCARP to lead the way towards HABITAT III

During the ongoing seventh session of the World Urban Forum in Medellin, ISOCARP was elected to lead two important groupings related to UN-HABITAT. >>More

YPP Workshop in Wroclaw/Poland, 29 May-2 June 2014

In 2013 ISOCARP became part of the SUSREG project consortium. One of the roles of ISOCARP within the scope of work of this project was to prepare and conduct a Young Planning Professionals’ workshop >>More

We are pleased to announce that the call for participants and tutors of our joint European Urban Summer School (EUSS) 2014 is open. EUSS is hosted annually by one of the European Higher Education Establishments. This year Ecole Polytechnique de l'Université de Tours-Département Aménagement (EPU-DA) is organizing the 5th summer school from 1st to 8th September 2014 in Tours (France) to create a platform to discuss these issues. >>More

ISOCARP Training Program for young Emirati planners

ISOCARP assisted the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) in conducting training programs for young Emirati planners as an ‘Introduction to Urbanism’. On 26 February President Milica Bajic-Brkovic and VP YPPs Piotr Lorens contributed to the diploma ceremony for the Emirati young planners. More >

ISOCARP invites Expressions of Interest from universities, planning agencies, city governments, institutions and consortiums in hosting future ISOCARP World Congress in their city. >>More


The International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) is a global association of experienced professional planners. It was founded in 1965 in a bid to bring together recognised and highly-qualified planners in an international network. The ISOCARP network brings together individual and institutional members from more than 80 countries worldwide. >>More


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