Urban Planning Advisory Team

The objective of ISOCARP’s Urban Planning Advisory Teams (UPAT) is to mobilize the extensive planning expertise of our members in order to assist cities and regions with their projects, programmes, and policies on spatial planning and urban design.

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

  • UPAT Suzhou, China, 15-22 November 2018

    Between 15th and 22nd of November, ISOCARP’s Urban Planning Advisory Team is invited to give a workshop on ‘Panmen-Changmen National ...
    Read more
  • Urban Vision Workshop, Curacao 12-16 November 2018

    During the Planning Week in Curaçao, a group of local and international planning experts – including three ISOCARP members – ...
    Read more
  • UPAT Guangzhou, China, 3-10 June 2018

    Call for Candidates (ISOCARP Members only). Deadline to apply 25 April 2018.
    Read more
  • UPAT Durban, South Africa, 29 April-5 May 2018

    Call for Candidates (ISOCARP members only). Deadline to apply 28 March 2018
    Read more
  • UPAT Ningbo Xinmalu District, China, 15-21 April 2018

    Call for Candidates (ISOCARP members only). Deadline 1 March 2018.
    Read more
  • UPAT Workshop ‘New Airport – Smart Bodø’ Norway, 28 May – 03 June 2017

    The city of Bodø is the administration centre in the County of Nordland and is the largest city in the county with 50 000 citizens. Bodø is ...
    Read more
  • Wuhan_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.
    Read more
  • 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 ...
    Read more
  • UPAT workshops in preparation    

    Currently ISOCARP has several UPAT workshops in preparation in Africa, Asia and Europe for 2018. The Urban Planning Advisory Team (UPAT) ...
    Read more
  • 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 ...
    Read more
  • Nanjing (China) – UPAT 2013

    ISOCARP UPAT Report – Jiangbei New District, Nanjing. The ISOCARP experts visited the Nanjing Urban Planning Bureau in August and ...
    Read more
  • 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, ...
    Read more
  • 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 ...
    Read more
  • 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 ...
    Read more
  • 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, ...
    Read more

UPAT Annual Report 2018

In 2018, ISOCARP organised a number of UPAT workshops in Guangzhou, China, Durban, South Africa, and Ningbo, China. In November 2018, another workshop will be conducted in Suzhou, China. Have a look at the Annual Report 2018 from the Vice President UPAT, Milena Ivkovic, to learn more about the previous and upcoming workshops.  

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more
Skip to toolbar