Announcing important changes at the
International Society of City and Regional Planners
Responding to growth and opportunities in a interconnected world, the International Society of City and Regional Planners has adopted significant changes to its structure and governance, and has increased the ways in which members can be involved.
The revision of the Constitution was the result of a long process of change, launched some ten years ago. Today, this brief legal document gives us the foundation for our next steps towards a bright future. For a statement on the Constitution, please click here.
In recognition of the fundamental change in the Society as a global network of planners, the updated Constitution does not retain the Bureau. Recognising that the Council is no longer required, the National Delegations have not been retained. For a statement on the Bureau and National Delegations, and on representation and regionalisation, please click here.
Under the revised Constitution, every member is equal and every member has a vote. All members may vote in the coming elections for the Secretary General and for new Board Members in September 2019 during the Congress in Jakarta. For a statement on the elections, please click here.
We would like to make our global network available to all urban professionals. To ensure our Society is more inclusive and open, the Board has drafted a new membership policy, which will be put to a vote by members. For a statement on the proposed membership policy, please click here.
An important role for the Society is to represent the world’s city and regional planners at international organizations, institutions and events. The Board is developing terms of reference for members who may wish to represent us at important institutions and events, and will soon invite expressions of interest.
There will be more news and innovative actions to announce in the coming months. In the meantime, please contact the Head Office staff members or Board members with your ideas and initiatives – all are listed below. Balint Horvath (firstname.lastname@example.org) is your primary contact.
Those who are working to support the International Society of City and Regional Planners are listed below:
|Martin Dubbeling President
Didier Vancutsem Secretary General