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November 1, 2018

World Town Planning Day 2018

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. Follow...  Read more »
October 5, 2018

Update on APA International Activities

By Jeff Soule The American Planning Association (APA) has been taking the lead in Global Planners Network over the last two years. Now the Canadian Institute of Planners/L’institut canadien des...  Read more »
February 14, 2018

GPN Partners at World Urban Forum 9

Since World Urban Forum 3 at Vancouver in 2006, partners in the Global Planners Network have added content and a voice for planning to these important biennial events. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is...  Read more »
November 8, 2017

World Town Planning Day 2017

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. The day is...  Read more »
September 19, 2017

Habitat III Update for Fall 2017

Report on the World Urban Campaign and Habitat The World Urban Campaign brings together a variety of interests, disciplines, and geographies to support the efforts of UN Habitat to improve the...  Read more »
April 26, 2017

Habitat III Update for Spring 2017

Global Planners Network encourages each member to share how they are engaging their own colleagues in an effort to both share the results of Habitat III and find ways to inform local plans with...  Read more »
November 8, 2016

GPN Partners Engage at Habitat III

Habitat III — held October 17-20, 2016, in Quito, Ecuador — achieved its goal with the adoption of the New Urban Agenda by acclamation. Consensus among 193 countries on a recommended path forward  Read more »
October 13, 2016

Call for Abstracts – PIA 2017 Congress

The call for abstracts is open for the 2017 National Planning Congress. The 50th Congress – to be held in Sydney on 3-5 May brings together planners and allied professionals from around the...  Read more »
October 9, 2016

GPN New Joiners Update

GPN is a coalition of many planning organizations whose common goals are: to share knowledge, build planning capacity and provide international advocacy. Organizations join the coalition join by...  Read more »
October 9, 2016

Delivering Better Development

Delivering Better Development is free to download from the RTPI and Global Planners Network websites! Partners are encouraged to upload it to your own institutes’ websites or include a link if...  Read more »
October 4, 2016

UN-HABITAT Report on Planning in Palestine

Earlier this year, an international team of experienced planners was asked by UN-Habitat to report on the current planning situation in what is called Area C of the West Bank of Palestine. The...  Read more »