Executive Committee

Ric Stephens, U.S.A. (2015-2018)


Ric is an educator, consultant and civic advisor helping to create meaningful and memorable places in over 30 countries. Short bio

Didier Vancutsem, Germany/Belgium (2013-2019)

Secretary General

Didier Vancutsem (1963) is a consultant with large experience in Urban and Regional Planning, Landscape Planning, Infrastructure, Environmental Management and Integrated Strategies. Short bio

Dhiru Thadani, USA (2016-2019)


Dhiru A. Thadani, AIA is an architect and urbanist who has been in practice since 1980, and has worked internationally. Short bio

Martin Dubbeling, The Netherlands (2017-2018)

President Elect

Martin Dubbeling (1961) is a senior consultant, urban planner and urban designer at Connecting Cities in Assen, The Netherlands. Short bio

Jeremy Dawkins, Australia (2017-2020)

Vice president Members – National Delegations

Jeremy Dawkins is a leading Australian urban planner, designer and researcher with qualifications in urban planning, science and higher education. Short bio

Sebastien Goethals, Belgium living in China (2017-2020)

Vice President Technical Assistance- Projects

Sebastien Goethals is an urban planner, designer and architect from Brussels that has worked globally over the past 12 years with a contextualized approach of strategic planning, urban design, mobility issues, infrastructure and governance. Short bio

Zeynep Gunay, Turkey (2017-2020)

Vice President Young Planning Professionals

Zeynep Gunay is associate professor of urbanism and Vice President of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning of Istanbul Technical University [ITU].  Short bio

Malgorzata Hanzl, Poland (2017-2020)

Vice President Publications

Małgorzata Hanzl holds her MArch and PhD in Architecture and Urban planning from  Lodz University of Technology, Poland. Short bio

Milena Ivković, The Netherlands/Serbia (2017-2020)

Vice President Urban Planning Advisory Teams

Milena Ivković is currently in charge of the Urban Planning Advisory Teams of the ISOCARP (International Society of Regional and City Planners) and has Master of Architecture and Planning Degree obtained at the University of Belgrade, Serbia. Short bio

Sławomir Ledwoń, Poland/Qatar (2013-2019)

Vice President Congresses and Events

Sławomir Ledwoń is an urban planner, researcher and academic teacher. He is a Senior Urban Planner at the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, Qatar. Short bio

Ana Peric, Switzerland (2016-2019)

Vice President Awards, Communication and Marketing

Ana Peric, architect and urban planner, is a post-doc researcher at the Institute for Spatial and Landscape Development, ETH Zurich (Switzerland). Short bio

Daniele Vettorato, Italy (2017-2020)

Vice President ISOCARP Institute

A practicing planner, Daniele Vettorato, works at the EURAC Research in Italy where he directs the scientific research team on Urban and Regional Energy Transition. Short bio

The Executive Committee, or EXCO, is charged with the general management of the society. It develops policies and proposes these to the Bureau and the Annual General Meeting. Members propose EXCO candidates and the Council elects them for three years. The President serves one term, all other ExCo Members are allowed to apply for two terms.

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