Our Members are those who have signed up to the Katowice Declaration for the furtherance of inclusionary and sustainable planning practice worldwide, along with other organisations who share the same vision and goals.

We invite suitable, interested organisations to show their support of the global planning profession by joining GPN and signing the Declaration. To learn more, contact


American Planning Association (APA)
The American Planning Association is an independent, not-for-profit educational organization of 40,000 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.

Global Planning Education Association Network (GPEAN)
Global Planning Education Association Network (GPEAN) is a network of associations of university level planning programs and schools in urban and regional planning from around the world. Established during the first World Planning Schools Congress (WPSC) in 2001, its purposes are to facilitate international communication on equal terms amongst the university planning communities in order to improve the quality and visibility of planning pedagogy, research, and practice, and to promote ethical, sustainable, multi-cultural, gender-sensitive, participatory planning.

Hong Kong Institute of Planners (HKIP)
The Hong Kong Institute of Planners was inaugurated in 1979 and became a statutory body in 1991 with the enactment of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners Incorporation Ordinance 1991. The Institute is the only professional planning institute representing the planning profession in Hong Kong.

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.

Irish Planning Institute
Founded in 1975, the Irish Planning Institute is the all-island professional body representing professional planners engaged in physical, spatial and environmental planning in Ireland and Irish planners practicing overseas.

Italian National Association of Town, Spatial and Environmental Planners (ASSURB)
The ASSURB (‘Associazione nazionale degli urbanisti e dei pianificatori territoriali e am-bientali’, in English ‘National Association of Town, Spatial and Environmental Planners’) was founded in 1977 to defend the interests of the graduates of the then new (established for the academic year 1971-1972) five-year graduation course in ‘Urbanistics’. In 1985, it was one of the seven founding members of the European Council of Town (today: Spatial) Planners (ECTP-CEU).

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.

PUP Global Heritage Consortium (PUP)
The PUP Consortium is a non-profit virtual, global membership organization that promotes a holistic focus to the planning and management of natural and cultural heritage for planetary wellbeing.

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.

Society of Polish Town Planners (TUP)
The Society of Polish Town Planners is an advocate for social interest in the management and use of Polish land and place. For 100 years we have united people of various professions and specialities to make our urban and rural areas an environment that effectively serves peoples’ spiritual and material needs. We want to unite people to create an environment that exists in harmony with nature and enriches the beauty of the native landscape, while respecting our cultural heritage.

South African Council for Planners (SACPLAN)
The South African Council for Planners (SACPLAN) is the statutory council established in terms of the Planning Profession Act, 2002 (Act 36 of 2002) to regulate the Planning Profession in terms of the Act. SACPLAN further assures the quality of planning qualifications offered by educational institutions, register planning professionals, actively working towards the transformation of the planning profession, the promotion and protection of public interests in relation to planning, as well as ensuring a high standard of quality and integrity in the profession.

Tunisian Association of Urban Planners (ATU)
The ATU aims to promote and encourage research in urban planning and urban studies. They look to raise awareness among all urban stakeholders about improving the living environment. They contribute to training in the field of town planning, and strengthen the links between professionals in the sector in Tunisia and abroad. They look to improve the conditions of the practice of the profession and to defend the principles of democratic urban governance and sustainable development. Additionally they encourage the career progression of professional young graduates in town planning and development.