World Town Planning Day
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November 8, 2024
About World Town Planning Day
On World Town Planning Day, 8 November 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 where to live, work and play together.
Argentinian professor Carlos María della Paolera, a graduate at the Institut d'urbanisme in Paris, started World Town Planning Day in Buenos Aires in 1949.
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 planners and planning in creating healthy, prosperous communities.
APA members are invited to share their knowledge and leading practices with colleagues around the world on this day, and also to learn from international success stories in housing for all; building city resilience; planning responses to urban crises; and inclusive and ambitious climate measures.
World Town Planning Day Resources
Four WTPD 2022 Sessions are available on APA Passport, for 1 CM each. Two of the sessions count for sustainability and resilience CM credit.