About Cyber Agora

The pandemic health crisis is a human disaster that could be turned into innovation. The International Society of City and Regional Planners wants to overcome physical distancing by virtual socializing. We therefore invite you to the Cyber Agora, to become part of this extraordinary initiative. Cyber Agora is ISOCARP’s new virtual public space and speakers’ corner for exchanging knowledge and opinions on urban and regional planning as a lever for sustainable development in this ‘Decade of Action’.

What is our aim?

Improving our communications and interactions with and between members of the ISOCARP Society, as well with partners and potential members.

How will we do this?

Via the Cyber Agora, a virtual public place with a speakers’ corner and animated by a curator.

Where will this virtual place be hosted?

The platform will be hosted via ‘Planetary’, the website of ISOCARP, with a tab to the Cyber Agora.

What is our end-goal?

An entire website that becomes a Cyber Agora of exchanging and discussing planning practices and research from all over the world, resulting in a series of think pieces, op-eds, normative guidelines, declarations etc.

Who can join?

By default, the Cyber Agora is open for all, but ISOCARP members would enjoy access to more resources and planning ideas. There is however a permanent open invitation to become and stay an ISOCARP member.

Who is the first ISOCARP Cyber Agora Curator?

Professor Juanee Cilliers, a Lifelong member of ISOCARP, a professional planner and professor in Urban and Regional Planning, based in South Africa. Juanee can be contacted on cyberagora@isocarp.org.




Meanwhile, the members area will remain available for sharing ideas, also on the “what and how” of Cyber Agora.

  • Notes from the events: ISOCARP Cyber Agora #3

    On behalf of Cyber Agora Curator Juanee’ Cilliers and Co-Curator Ulrich Graute thank you to all our Planning friends for joining.
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  • ISOCARP Cyber Agora #3: Place Leadership

    When? 17 September 2020,  13:00 – 14:00 UTC (15:00 – 16:00 CEST) Where? Zoom.  FILL THE CONTACT FORM to receive the invitation Who ...
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  • Notes from the events: ISOCARP Cyber Agora #2

    We are thankful and extremely delighted with the level of participation all througout the discussions as well as with the challenging and ...
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  • ISOCARP Cyber Agora #2: Virtual Public Planning Participation: Hype or New Normal?

    When? 14 July 2020,  12:00 – 1:30 PM UTC (2:00 – 3:30 PM CEST) Where? Zoom.  FILL THE CONTACT FORM to receive the invitation Who can ...
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  • Notes from the first ISOCARP’s Cyber Agora Debate

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  • ISOCARP Cyber Agora #1: Planning the 1.5m (6ft) city

    When? 29 May 2020 @ 9 a.m. UTC Where? We will send you a link to the platform! -> FILL THE CONTACT FORM. Who can join? EVERYONE! ISOCARP ...
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