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World Town Planning Day 

Enhancing Communities Through Planning 

On World Town Planning Day, held November 8 every year, planners and communities all over the world come together to celebrate how good planning improves the lives of people and benefits society at large, creating places to live, work, and play together.

As planners, we call for nations and cities to urgently deliver inclusive and ambitious climate measures to strengthen resilience, support a just transition to a net-zero economy, and more quickly deliver on the Paris Agreement. Plans must be based on more sustainable transportation systems, better air quality, greater protection of our natural environments, less poverty, and reduced consumption of resources, energy and non-organic goods and foods.

Global Planners Network, 2023

Did you know?

Argentinian professor Carlos María della Paolera started World Town Planning Day in Buenos Aires in 1949. It is now celebrated in over 30 countries with webinars, conferences, school competitions, fundraising, charity events, planning awards, bike rides, and street festivals.

Get Involved

Here’s how you can get involved with World Town Planning Day:

  • Check the Events Calendar for CIP and local activities and events.
  • Join the campaign and share your stories about the positive impact of planning in building more resilient cities and communities wherever you are in the world.
  • Download the World Town Planning Day Logo here to use on your social stories and posts.
  • Use the hashtags #WTPD and #WorldTownPlanningDay, and be sure to tag CIP in your post.