UPATs (Urban Planning Advisory Teams)

UPATs are ISOCARP’s Urban Planning Advisory Teams. The objective of a UPAT is to mobilize the extensive planning experience and expertise of ISOCARP members in order to help and assist cities and regions with for projects, programmes and policies on spatial planning and urban design.

Since 2004 ISOCARP has organized 22 UPAT workshops in China, Mexico, Russia, Spain, USA, Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Singapore.

For each UPAT (2004-2013) you can find summaries of the results and you can download most of the UPAT Reports. You can also download a brochure about ISOCARP’s Urban Planning Advisory Teams here (in preparation).

  • Zhongshan Avenue UPAT Workshop

    The Wuhan Land Use and Urban Spatial Planning Research Center (WLSP) will host an ISOCARP UPAT Workshop in Wuhan, China, 26-31 March 2017.
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  • UPAT Workshop Gaza and West Bank, 7-14 June 2015

    Click on the image to start the Presentation of the West Bank and Gaza UPAT workshop The West Bank and Gaza UPAT workshops, 7-14 June 2015 The ...
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  • UPAT workshops in preparation    

    ISOCARP has several UPATs in preparation. To give an example, UN-Habitat and local parties have asked ISOCARP for the assistance of an Urban ...
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  • Ten Years of UPATs, Symposium at ETH Zürich (2004-2014)   

    From 2004 till today, there have been some 22 Urban Planning Advisory Teams taking the expertise from both senior and young planners from ISOCARP ...
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  • Nanjing (China) – UPAT 2013

    ISOCARP UPAT Report – Jiangbei New District, Nanjing. The ISOCARP experts visited the Nanjing Urban Planning Bureau in August and ...
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  • Shantou Urban Design Competition 2013

    An ISOCARP jury assessed, compared and discussed the entries of three design teams in an international urban design competition for the Shantou, ...
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  • Shantou (China) – UPAT 2013

    Between 10 and 16 March, an ISOCARP Urban Planning Advisory Team (UPAT) workshop was held in Shantou (China). For this second UPAT workshop in ...
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  • Perm (Russia) – UPAT 2012

    The city and region of Perm hosted the UPAT Workshop “Perm Science City and Knowledge Hub” in July 2012. Recently the final report ...
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  • Past UPATs 2004-2013

    The ISOCARP UPAT Programme looks back on nearly a decade (2004-2013) of successful projects all over the world. 2013, Tlalnepantla, Mexico 2013, ...
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Teams that make a difference   

An ISOCARP Urban Planning Advisory Team (UPAT) is an international team with five, seven or nine ISOCARP members that includes a Team Leader and a Team Rapporteur, two to four senior planners and two young planning professionals. ISOCARP is able to organise tailor made UPAT workshops for specific locations, tasks and topics and to organise…

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UPAT Principles

UPATs are ISOCARP’s Urban Planning Advisory Teams. The objective of an ISOCARP UPAT is to mobilize the extensive planning experience and expertise of ISOCARP members in order to help and assist cities and regions with for projects, programmes and policies on spatial planning and urban design. On invitation of a city or a region a…

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How to organize a UPAT        

The timing and duration of the process to start and prepare a UPAT workshop varies between eight to twelve weeks between the first contact and the start of the UPAT workshop on location anywhere in the world. When ISOCARP and the inviting parties agree on the scope of work, planning, the budget and when a…

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