2019 Elections – Results

Results of the 2019 Elections

Elected to the office of Secretary General: Frank D’hondt

Elected to the Board: Ana Peric, Ali A. Alraouf and Dushko Bogunovich

The full results, including links to the results reports on the BigPulse platform,
are contained in the Returning Officer’s Report, which can be accessed here.


2019 Elections

of the International Society of City and Regional Planners

Elections will be held at the next Annual General Meeting (AGM)
of the International Society of City and Regional Planners
to fill the following vacancies for three-year terms.

The office of Secretary General
Three ordinary Board Members

Key election dates

23 April:   Announcement of call
19 July:   Nominations close
July-August:   Dialogue and discussion
14 August:   Online voting opens
11 September:   AGM at the Jakarta Congress


The Board is proud to announce that on the Elections ’19 Call for Candidates we have received nominations for 3 candidates for the office of Secretary General and 19 candidates for the position of ordinary Board Members. This number of candidates is much larger than we anticipated and it is proof of the vitality of ISOCARP as an active network of planners worldwide.

The candidates and nominators are current members of ISOCARP and must agree with the Society’s Constitution, the Code of Conduct and the elections document. The election brochure explains the governance of ISOCARP and the roles and activities of the elected officers. These offices are honorary (unpaid). Members of the Board are financially responsible for the Society.

The 2 candidates for the office of Secretary General are:
Dushko Bogunovich, New Zealand
Frank D’hondt, Greece
Manfred Schrenk, Austria (withdrawn)

The 19 candidates for the position of ordinary Board Members are:
Abhijeet Shrivastava, USA
Ale Badara Sy, Senegal
Ali Al. Alraouf, Qatar
Ana Peric, Switzerland
Dushko Bogunovich, New Zealand
Elisabeth Belpaire, Switzerland
Elizelle Juanee Cilliers, South Africa
Eric Huybrechts, France
Jean-Claude Bolay, Switzerland
Joris van Gool, Belgium
Mahak Agrawal, India
Makgorometje Augustine Makgata, South Africa
Michael Stott, Australia
Paul Boettcher, Germany (withdrawn)
Puvendra Akkiah, South Africa
Rachel Su Hong, China
Rajendra Kumar, India
Wanjiku Macharia, Kenya
Zaheer Allam, Mauritius

Read about the candidates on the BigPulse election platform.

The candidates are invited to present themselves in the Members’ Area of the ISOCARP website.
Members are invited to send questions to the candidates. Voting is scheduled to begin on 14 August.

We wish the candidates best of luck with their election campaigns.

Martin Dubbeling
President, on behalf of the Board

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