Our Members are those who have signed up to the Vancouver Declaration for the furtherance of inclusionary and sustainable planning practice worldwide, as well as other interested organisations who share the above vision, objectives and goals. The GPN comprises two types of membership:

  • Signatories: Recognised professional planning associations of nations that have signed up to the Vancouver Declaration of 2006 and are committed to contributing time and effort to implementing the actions of the GPN.
  • Supporters: Organisations who have an interest in planning and do not represent the planning profession at a national level, but contribute to achieving planning outcomes that are consistent with the objectives, goals and actions of the GPN.

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Signatory Members

American Planning Association (APA)
The American Planning Association is an independent, not-for-profit educational organization of 38,000 practicing planners, officials, and citizens involved with urban and rural planning issues. APA and its professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners, advance the art and science of planning to meet the needs of people and society.

Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP)
The Canadian Institute of Planners has been dedicated to the advancement of responsible planning throughout Canada since 1919. Working on behalf of planners and the planning profession, CIP serves as the national voice of Canada’s planning community.

Commonwealth Association of Planners (CAP)
The Commonwealth Association of Planners is concerned with the planning and management of settlements and regions across the Commonwealth. Professional organizations of urban and regional planners across the Commonwealth are members.

European Council of Spatial Planners — Conseil Européen des Urbanistes (ECTP-CEU)
The European Council of Spatial Planners — Conseil Européen des Urbanistes brings together 27 professional town planning associations and institutes from 25 European countries.

Irish Planning Institute (IPI)
Founded in 1975, the Irish Planning Institute is the professional body representing the majority of professional planners engaged in physical, spatial and environmental planning in Ireland and Irish planners practicing overseas.

New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI)
Established in 1949, the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI) is the home of planning in New Zealand. Possessing 11 branches both within New Zealand and overseas.

Planning Institute Australia (PIA)
The Planning Institute of Australia was founded in 1951 and is the only national organization representing qualified urban and regional planners and other related disciplines in Australia.

Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)
The RTPI exists to advance the science and art of town planning for the benefit of the public. Town planning involves much more than planning towns, and is often referred to simply as “planning.” Many planners, in both the public and private sectors, work within the planning system laid down by Parliament.

Other Signatories

Association des Urbanistes et Amenageurs Algeriens

Association of Professional Geographers of India

Bangladesh Institute of Planners

Barbados Town Planning Society

Benin Association of Urbanists

Cote D’Ivoire National Association of Urbanists

Ghana Institute of Planners

Hong Kong Institute of Planners

Hungarian Society for Urban Planning

Jamaican Institute of Planners

Indonesian Association of Planners

Institute of Town Planners Sri Lanka

Kenya Institute of Planners

Korea Planning Association

La Societe Francaise des Urbanistes

Malaysian Institute of Planners

National Association of Urbanists Cameroon

Nigerian Institute of Town Planners

South African Council for Planners

Singapore Institute of Planners

South African Planning Institute

Togo Association of Urbanists

Tunisian Association of Urbanists

Uganda Institute of Physical Planners

Supporter Members

International Federation for Housing and Planning (IFHP)
IFHP is a non-governmental network organisation that aims at making better cities for people by connecting the right stakeholders, curating information for our community of experts, and by organizing tailor-made events.

International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP)
ISOCARP is a global association of professional planners. It was founded in 1965 with the object of bringing together recognized and highly qualified individual planners in an international network.