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World Town Planning Day 2021

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

Read the 2021 World Town Planning Day Statement



We invite you to take this opportunity to spread awareness about the significance of planning in your communities.

Follow the global World Town Planning Day account on Twitter @wtpdonline. Share your thoughts on social media via the hashtags #WTPD2021, #WTPD, or #WorldTownPlanningDay, #WorldUrbanismDay. 


Celebrate World Town Planning Day 2021 with CIP




International Approaches to Healthy Communities

Monday, November 8, 2021
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. ET

With the increasingly complex issues affecting communities globally, the ties between community design and health status are ever more salient. What are planners and organizations doing worldwide to put human and environmental health into the core of city building? CIP’s webinar on “International approaches to healthy communities,” will examine international programs and projects that target community health and improvement.

Lindsay Fischer RPP, MCIP
Juma Assiago (UN Habitat)
Michael Chang  MRTPI, HonMFPH

CIP members: $39.00 + tax
CIP student members/retired members: FREE!


Other World Town Planning Day Events:

PIBC 2021 World Town Planning Day - Celebrating the Profession

Gala Reception & Dinner (Vancouver, BC)

Saturday Nov. 6, 2021
6:00 p.m. PT

At this returning annual event, the Institute is inviting all new Registered Professional Planners (RPPs) from the past two years; members who have recently achieved the milestone of holding Certified member status for 25 years or more; and other special guests to attend and receive recognition in person. If you are one of these invitees, watch your email for the invitation and be sure to RSVP as soon as possible as space may be limited. Depending on feedback and circumstances, we may also be able to accommodate a limited number of additional attendees who may wish to purchase tickets and attend.

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APA-International World Town Planning Online Conference
November 8, 2021


Royal Town Planning Institute - The Race to Net Zero

November 8, 2021

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. ET
Organized by the Royal Town Planning Institute in partnership with the Global Planners Network, Commonwealth Association of Planners and the International Society of City and Regional Planners.

This face to face and webcasted event will show how planners and planning system across the world are tackling climate change and working to achieve net zero. 


Commonwealth Association of Planners 2021 Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Planning Awards Ceremony

The winners of the 2021 CAP Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Planning will be announced at the City Expo Malaysia, November 8, 2021.

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