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World Town Planning Day 2022

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. 


This year’s WTPD comes at an exciting time in CIP’s history. In July, CIP released its renewed Mission, Vision and Values as well as a new five-year strategic plan–1,835 Days of Impact – which provides a clear path forward for creating positive change.

As a member of the Global Planners Network (GPN), CIP was also a signatory of the Katowice Declaration 2022: Transforming our Cities for a Better Future, which sets out the commitment of the global planning community in addressing challenges posed by rapid urbanization, poverty and inequality, biodiversity loss, climate change, conflicts and natural disasters.

The Declaration is in close alignment with CIP’s new Vision for inclusive and vibrant communities, respectfully connected to the natural world, for the well-being of current and future generations. CIP is proud to work with organizations like GPN to tackle these common challenges together.

In recognition of WTPD the Global Planners Network has also released a statement reiterating the message of the Declaration.  It reads in part:

To learn more about how CIP is marking WTPD, click here.


World Town Planning Day Events


In recognition of World Town Planning Day 2022 on November 8, CIP is proud to host 
Planning Together: Student Symposium, a free virtual event for students.



PIBC 2022 World Town Planning Day Gala

Gala Reception & Dinner (Vancouver, BC)

Saturday November 5, 2022
6:00 PM PST

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PIBC Okanagan Interior Chapter - WTPD Lunch and Learn

Tuesday November 8, 2022
12:00 PM PST

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Free WTPD Event - Dalhousie University School of Planning
(In-person and virtual options)

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 
1:30 PM ADT

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PIBC Vancouver Island South Chapter - Climate Resiliency & Sustainability Panel & Networking Night

Friday, November 25, 2022
7:00 PM PST

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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 #WTPD2022, #WTPD, or #WorldTownPlanningDay, #WorldUrbanismDay.