Thank you for joining us for World Town Planning Day 2023: Learn Globally, Apply Locally

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November 8, 2024

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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 MarĂ­a 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

Global Planners Network

APA International Division

A Guide to Using Your Planning Skills Abroad

APA Passport now has 5 sessions from WTPD '23 available for CM credit or otherwise:

Fostering Innovative International Planning Education To Meet the Global Agenda for Planning: How Can Planners Support

Recovery From Urban Crises and Build Adaptability to Future Challenges: Sustainable Urbanization: Call to Action:

Equity and Social Justice: Fast and Fun:

Urban Innovation Starts in My Backyard:

New Challenges for Old Problems: Housing Affordability in a Comparative Perspective:



APA Passport World Town Planning Day 2022 On-demand Sessions

Four WTPD 2022 Sessions are available on APA Passport, for 1 CM each. Two of the sessions count for sustainability and resilience CM credit.