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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…

ISOCARP collaborates with European Council of Spatial Planners for European UPATs

Secretary General of European Council of Spatial Planners (ECTP) Joris Scheers and ISOCARP Secretary General Frank D’hondt signed a Memorandum of Cooperation to jointly prospect and co-deploy European Urban Planning Advisory Teams and to advance the implementation of both the New Urban Agenda and the European Urban Agenda. ISOCARP as a global association of planners…

Candidates for the Scientific Committee 2020-2023 can still apply until March 31!

Dear Members, ISOCARP’s Scientific Committee ended its three-year term at the 55th World Planning Congress in Jakarta. The Board wishes to thank its members for their commitment and launches a call for candidates for a new term until 2023. The aims of the Scientific Committee: assist the Society to be at the forefront of planning thinking and practice;…

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