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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

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

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 will be held in Dundee on “The Realism of Implementation – Engagement of Local Resources” from 8-11 May 2014. >More

ISOCARP at WUF7, Medellin, Colombia, 5-11 April 2014

After Nanjing  2008, Rio 2010 and Naples 2012 ISOCARP will again play a significant role in the World Urban Forum which will take place in Medellin, Colombia, from 5-11 April. >>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 is to prepare and conduct a Young Planning Professionals’ workshop. Young Planning Professionals are welcome to apply for the workshop. ISOCARP is also looking for a workshop coordinator. >>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

Call for Young Planning Professionals Gdynia

Young Planning Professionals are welcome to apply for the YPP workshop taking place in Gydnia just prior to the congress. The workshops are hands-on and aimed at establishing a good working relationship with young colleagues from all parts of the world, while working on a concrete project of the city. More>

Plan4Business Final Conference and Press Release

The Plan4Business Final Conference »A Service Platform for Aggregation, Processing and Analysis of Urban and Regional Planning Data« will take place on 14 March 2014 at the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland in Dublin/Ireland.  
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The European Urban Summer School (EUSS) is the main forum for the International Young Planning Professionals Award (YPPA). The Award theme for 2014 is ‘Heritage conservation and sustainable urban development’. Young planning professionals (<35 years old) are invited to participate in this award competition. >>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 >

REAL CORP 2014, 19th International Conference on Urban Planning and Regional Development in the Information Society under the topic PLAN IT SMART! - Clever Solutions for Smart Cities will take place 21-23 May 2014, Vienna, Austria. Early bird registration closes March 15th >>More

As knowledge partner of the Hannover Messe, ISOCARP will again organize a Planner Workshop at Metropolitan Solutions. The ISOCARP Workshop will take place in Hannover, Germany, on 10 April 2014, starting at 9.30. >>More

Winners of the ISOCARP Awards for Excellence 2013

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.

This year, first place was awarded to Mr. Stanley Yip for a joint submission proposal by Arup and Shanghai EXPO UBPA Business Development Co., Ltd: the Post Shanghai Expo - Urban Best Practices Area (UBPA); Low Carbon Ecological Plan and Implementation Guidelines. >>More

International Guidelines for Urban and Territorial Planning

ISOCARP is one of the two global partners of UN-HABITAT in its recently launched initiative to develop International Guidelines for Urban and Territorial Planning. More>

Results of the Shantou Urban Design Competition 2013

An ISOCARP jury assessed, compared and discussed the entries of three design teams in an international urban design competition for Shantou, China. >>More

We look back at a successful 49th ISOCARP Congress. The Congress took place from 1-4 October 2013 in the vibrant and friendly city of Brisbane, Australia.

Some first photos and short video impressions are now available.
The topic was Frontiers of Planning - Evolving and declining models of city planning practice. >>More

** We would like to thank all participants for their contributions in making the 2013 ISOCARP Congress into a great and inspiring event. 

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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