Results of the 51st ISOCARP Congress

We invite you to look back on a successful and particular 51st ISOCARP Congress in Rotterdam and the 12 Workshop Cities. We would like to thank all congress participants and organisers who contributed to its success.

We hope that you enjoyed the 12 Workshops, the Plenary Sessions, the Social Events and the Special Tours.



Congress Brochure

Congress Proceedings


YPP Action Book

12 Workshop Cities

Amsterdam (Poster HD, Pitch);
Antwerp (Poster HD, Pitch);
 Brussels (Poster HD, Pitch);
Delft-The Hague (Poster HD, Pitch);
Deventer (Poster HD, Pitch);
Dortmund (Poster HD, Pitch);
Eindhoven (Poster HD, Pitch);
Groningen (Poster HD, Pitch);
Maastricht (Poster HD, Pitch);
Rotterdam (Poster HD, Pitch);
Schiphol (Poster HD, Pitch);
Wageningen (Poster HD, Pitch).

All the slides of the Brussels Workshop are now online.

Mayors´ Summit [© Anna Khodyreva] Click on the image for Anna´s photos of Wednesday
isocarp2015_©Anna Khodyreva_21oct (267)

Plenary Opening

50th Anniversary – Jef Van den Broeck, Chair, ISOCARP50 Anniversary Celebrations Committee (pdf)


Maarten Hajer: The Next Economy: Rethinking the Role of Planning and Design (pdf)
Rajni Abbi: Need to Plan and Reinvent Cities in Developing Countries (pdf)
Yusuf Patel: Planning between Power (pdf) transcript (pdf)

General Rapporteur

ISOCARP2015_Grand Synthesis

Judith Ryser looking back (extract from Congress Digest, pdf)


Business Table – Doppelmayr (pdf)
Business Table – Doppelmayr+ (Cable Car) (pdf)

Business Table – Engie (pdf)
Business Table – KfW (pdf)
Habitat III (pdf)
ICLEI Low Carbon (re)development (matchmaker) (pdf)
ICLEI Low Carbon (re)development (pitch) (pdf)



ISOCARP Awards for Excellence (presentation, pdf)
Awards for Excellence Press Release (pdf)
1st place
Ghent Canal Zone Project
2nd place
Planning for green eco-districts in the city of Beijing
3rd place
Luhe City Centre         

In the framework of the 50th anniversary of ISOCARP the society granted a special award, the Sam van Embden Award.
Category 1: lifetime achievement of a person: Dhiru Thadani
Category 2: a public or private organization: UN-Habitat
Category 3: a city/region with a project/action: the City of Antwerp/Belgium with the project Park Spoor-Noord

The winner of the 2015 Gerd Albers Award is Zeynep Gunay for her article
From squatter upgrading to large scale renewing programmes: housing renewal in Turkey”.
Gunay, Z., Koramaz, T.K., Ozuekren, A.S. (2014). In: R. Turkington, C. Watson (Ed) Renewing Europe’s Housing, 215-244, Bristol: Policy Press [ISBN: 978-1-44731-012-9].


Congress Team 2015 [© Anna Khodyreva] Click on the image for Anna´s photos of Thursday
cgr team anna


Click on the image for Amos Brandeis´ photos
isocarp2015_©AmosBrandeis (19)

Click on the image for Martin Dubbeling´s photos
isocarp2015_©Martin_Dubbeling (29)

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