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World Town Planning Day

Each year planners around the world engage in activities on November 8, World Town Planning Day, in an effort to raise awareness of the importance of planning in their communities. This year’s conference will include a series of seminar sessions hosted by planning institutes and associations.

World Town Planning Day is celebrated in 30 countries on four continents each November. It is a special day to recognize and promote the role of planning in creating livable communities.

World Town Planning Day logoWorld Town Planning Day presents an excellent opportunity to look at planning from a global perspective, and planners consider challenges and solutions around the world on that day.

The day promotes a broad-based awareness, support, and advocacy of community and regional planning among the general public and all levels of government through activities in recognition of planners’ accomplishments.

The international organization for World Town Planning Day was founded in 1949 by the late Professor Carlos Maria della Paolera of the University of Buenos Aires to advance public and professional interest in planning around the globe.