From 6-8 June the UK National Delegation organised a first ISOCARP Planners’ Exchange Workshop in London. The workshop focused on ”Regenerating cities from within – in times of scarcity?”
The purpose of the workshop was to provide a platform for ISOCARP members to participate actively in a professional face-to-face exchange about their work and experiences around a theme of particular relevance in Europe, and to disseminate findings to all ISOCARP members and beyond, thereby encouraging other ISOCARP national delegations to organise regional ISOCARP workshops in their area.
ISOCARP is very grateful to the local organisers Judith Ryser (head of UK National Delegation), Martina Juvara and Fabiola Cedillo who put in a lot of personal efforts to make this event even a free event through their contributions in kind. ISOCARP members from further afield – Brazil, the Middle East, Africa and the United States wished to join the event. The participation of some forty planners during the three day event was a very rewarding outcome. Those present expressed great satisfaction with this interactive format and the size of the group as it enabled everyone to actively intervene in the debates and share their experiences.