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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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.
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.
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.
The European Council of Spatial Planners — Conseil Européen des Urbanistes brings together 27 professional town planning associations and institutes from 25 European countries.
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.
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 (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.
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.
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.
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 and Supporters
Association des Urbanistes et Amenageurs Algeriens
Association of Professional Geographers of India
Benin Association of Urbanists
Cote D’Ivoire National Association of Urbanists
Indonesian Association of Planners
National Association of Urbanists Cameroon
Togo Association of Urbanists
Tunisian Association of Urbanists