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World Town Planning Day

November 8, 2017

World Town Planning Day logo 2017 smallEach 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. The day is celebrated in 30 countries on four continents each November as a way to recognize and promote the role of planning in creating livable communities.

Each year there is an excellent opportunity to look at planning from a global perspective, and planners consider challenges and solutions around the world. Among the events and resources planned for 2017 are:

American Planning Association (APA), International Division: Online multimedia resources focusing on this year’s theme, Implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda.

Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP-ICU): November 6–10 Online Conference

Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI): World Town Planning Day 2017 Schools Competition

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.