World Town Planning Day
World Town Planning Day is celebrated in 30 countries on four continents each November 8. It is a special day to recognize and promote the role of planning in creating livable communities. World Town Planning Day presents an excellent opportunity to look at planning from a global perspective, and APA encourages its members to consider planning challenges and solutions around the globe on that day.
The American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) endorses World Town Planning Day as a strategy to promote a broad-based awareness, support, and advocacy of community and regional planning among the general public and all levels of government through activities in recognition of American accomplishments on World Town Planning Day, November 8 of each year.
The international organization for World Town Planning Day was founded in 1949 by the late Professor Carlos Maria della Paolera of the University of Buenos Aires to advance public and professional interest in planning, both locally and abroad. WTPD began to be observed in many countries 30 to 40 years ago.
World Town Planning Day International Online Conference
Smart Communities Connect
November 6-7, 2012
APA's International Division is joining with professional planning organizations from all over the world to host the fourth annual World Town Planning Day Online Conference on November 6-7, 2012. Network with your international peers without having to travel!
This year's conference theme is Smart Communities Connect. This online conference will bring together ideas from around the world about how advances in technology shape our environment.
Visit the conference website at www.planningtheworld.net for full details.
Why Celebrate World Town Planning Day?
What Is APA Doing for World Town Planning Day?
To highlight the impact and benefits of planning around the United States, APA encourages members to celebrate National Community Planning Month in October of each year.
APA encourages members to continue to think globally on November 8, World Town Planning Day.