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50th ISOCARP Congress, Gdynia, Poland, 23-26 September 2014
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 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>
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 25 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
YPP Workshop in Gdynia - Call for Coordinators
Prior to the 50th ISOCARP Congress taking place in Gdynia this year, ISOCARP will again organize a Young Planning Professionals' workshop. Right now Vice President YPPs Piotr Lorens is kindly asking ISOCARP Members to react on the Call for Coordinators if they are interested in giving guidance to the Young Planning Professionals of this year's workshop.
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>
Second visit to Nanjing by ISOCARP UPAT Team
The second of two Urban Planning Advisory Team (UPAT) Workshops in Nanjing took place between 27 November and 02 November 2013. The impressions are now available. >>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.
Between 10 and 16 March, an ISOCARP Urban Planning Advisory Team (UPAT) workshop was held in Shantou (China). Presentation available. >>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