Canadian Institue Of Planners

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World Town Planning Day

This year, CIP will be hosting the WTPD Online Conference, November 6-10, 2017, which will consist of a series of online presentations showcasing innovative planning practices from Canada and around the world.

The Online Conference will be streamed through a webinar software called GoToWebinar. Approximately two events will be streamed each day between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. Registration will be open mid-October, check back soon for more information.  

Do you have a World Town Planning Day event planned? 

CIP wants to promote WTPD events and activities happening across Canada and the world. Organizations are welcome to share their WTPD events/activities with CIP for advertising opportunities. Email with a description of your event/activities, logos and other material. 

About World Town Planning Day

World Town Planning Day (WTPD) is an international day celebrating the accomplishments of planners and their contributions to their communities. On November 8, planners in more than 30 countries participate in World Town Planning Day activities annually, a practice that began in 1949.

Canadian Celebration of World Town Planning Day: November 8

CIP supports World Town Planning Day as an opportunity to promote better understanding and awareness of Canadian planners and planning to local communities and all levels of government.

WTPD 2017

CIP will be organizing a week long online conference in celebration of World Town Planning Day. The conference will showcase presentations, live events, keynote speakers, and videos on planning issues and innovations from Canada and around the world.

Celebrate World Town Planning Day in Your Community

CIP invites planners to celebrate the value and contributions of planning and planners in their community. You are invited to: 
  • Share news of your local activities with World Town Planning Day participants from around the world. If you are holding an event, please share it with CIP by emailing
  • Distribute World Town Planning Day messages to town councils and government bodies.
  • Provide a link from your web site to this World Town Planning Day page.

We thank all of our members who support World Town Planning Day, and are grateful for the communities who have shared their celebrations with us.