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Call for Papers – Special Issue for SACPLAN and the Town and Regional Planning Journal

“Building Resilient Cities and Communities in the face of Climate Change” In the face of uncertainties associated with climate change, building adaptive capacity and resilience at the city and community level emerges as an essential and timely element of planning. South Africa, and indeed the African continent are not immune to the vagaries of climate…

ISOCARP members report on COVID-19 response in their cities

Seven members of the ISOCARP Community of Practice report on how they go through the COVID-19 crisis, how they experience their city and how their cities are taking action. Watch all the notes from Brisbane, Wuhan, New Delhi, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Geneva and New York at YouTube. The ISOCARP Community of Practice Urban Health is a…

ISOCARP YPP UNDER COVID-19

ISOCARP YPP UNDER COVID-19 We want to ensure you that we are doing our best to deliver our traditional Young Planning Professionals Workshop as part of the World Planning Congress. I know that many of you are hopeful to take part ‘physically’ in our workshop. While considering opportunities and challenges of a virtual programme under…

In Memoriam: Federico Malusardi (1928-2020)

 It is with great sadness we learned that Professor Federico Malusardi (born 18/02/1928) has passed away on 31 March. Federico was part of the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Urban Planning (INU) and a long-standing member (since 1971) and Vice President (1984-1990) of the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP). Until 2012, Federico has been very…

ISOCARP Communications 2.0 – looking ahead to this year

ISOCARP Communications 2.0 Through many initiatives raised by Secretary-General Frank D’hondt and with support of other Board members as well as Secretariat, ISOCARP strives to sharpen its presence in a real-world, but also in a digital realm. We are still miles away from a perfect cyber agora, we admit. But heralding the motto that perfect…

Board Member, Ali A. Alraouf, reports on his visit to India

A Voyage to India: Reflections on an Intriguing Territory Report by Ali A. Alraouf During the first ten days of February 2020, I had the pleasure and honour of representing ISOCARP in several activities and events related to urban and planning issues in colourful India. In addition to such crucial commitments, I used the trip…

Members start two new ‘Community of Practice’: Urban health and urban mobility

ISOCARP Community of Practice: Urban Health – Planning Resilient Cities for and with People The coronavirus crisis exposed our globalised vulnerability to novel pandemic infectious diseases without pre-treatment. It is yet too early to assess if urbanisation or urban lifestyle is a root-cause of COVID-19. What we do know is that in the top ten causes of death – including heart and lung diseases, cancers, diabetes and road-injuries…

Global Planning Aid now welcomes members to express interest

It was at the end of our Jakarta Congress last year that the idea for training barefoot planners was conceptualised. Sinking and traffic-jammed Jakarta made painfully clear that properly trained planners and civil servants at planning departments are entirely outnumbered by the scale and magnitude of the planning challenges ahead. Mobilising the most talented among…

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