UPATs are ISOCARP’s Urban Planning Advisory Teams. The objective of an ISOCARP UPAT is to offer the extensive planning experience and expertise of ISOCARP members for international planning projects, programmes and policies. UPAT Reports are available for download in the UPAT Section of this website.
Young Planning Professionals’ Reports
Go to the YPP section – reports
Congress Special Bulletins
On the occasion of each Congress, the Host Country edits a Special Bulletin which focuses on the Planning Practice in their country. These Special Bulletins give a good insight in Planning Practice as of 1965 and some are still available for sale. Please contact the ISOCARP Head Office for availability.
Other ISOCARP Downloads
ISOCARP offers a free download of the following documents to anyone interested:
- Former Presidents’ State of the Profession speeches (1975-present)
- The ISOCARP Millennium Report 1965-1999
- 35 Years of ISOCARP and the State of the Planning Profession (2000)
- Powerpoint presentation Trailer_ISOCARP (in Pdf)
Congress Case Studies
Until 1998, Case Studies were printed as hard copies; as of 2001, all Case Studies can be found online per Congress.
Some Congress Case Study Books printed until 2000 are still available. Please check availability by contacting the ISOCARP Head Office.
Presented case studies since 2001 are available on the ISOCARP Paper Platform. As of 2001, Case Studies – although available online – are also part of the Congress Reports CD-Boxes (see the webshop for more information).
2005: MAKING SPACES FOR THE CREATIVE ECONOMY
53 Case Studies related to the Congress Theme; 38 Case Studies relevant to the Planning Profession; all together coming from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Portugal, Russia,Serbia and Montenegro, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Swizterland, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA, Venezuela, Vietnam.
Creativity, innovation, competitve knowledge development, open- and experimental environment, technology, creative transformation, well-being, living conditions, social consequences, exorbitant growth, new economic paradigm, role of planners, space multi dimensions.
2004: MANAGEMENT OF URBAN REGIONS
75 Case Studies coming from Belgium, Brazil, China,Colombia, Egypt, France, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Serbia and Montenegro, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunesia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA.
Indirect competitive factors: image, human resources, notoriety; direct competitive factors: decision centres, job pools, infrastructure, level of services; cohesion; identity and feeling of belonging; environment: inherited values; governance; spatial planning as a discipline; partnerships; continual assessment; flexibility of relations, networks, infrastructure; ICT; mutual dependence of factors such as integration of the housing market, standardisation of school mapping; polycentrism; partnership contracts between towns; typology of existing urban regions and their institutional status.
2003: PLANNING IN A MORE GLOBALIZED WORLD
75 Case Studies coming from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegowina, Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Grenada, India, Italy, Jamaica, Latvia, Lybia, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Serbia and Montenegro, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, St. Maarten, Sudan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA, Vietnam, Zimbabwe.
Urban nodes of globalisation – airports,shopping malls, industrial clusters; transnational corporations; footloose capital; indigenous variable conditioning city competitiveness;impact of globalisation on urban fabric in developing countries; technological world centres and citizenship; marginality and polarisation; forms of migration in global cities; shifts in labour markets; local self-sustainable development; networking methodologies; new forms of collaborative governance; new regionalism;new planning scenarios and local strategies.
2002: THE PULSAR EFFECT
56 Case Studies coming from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Lybia, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA.
Special events, lasting effects, (infra)structure; holiday homes; sustainability; tourism management plan; infrastructural facilities and demands; urban green spaces; port-cities; urban renewal; second homes settlement development; socio-spatial articulation; islands; internet boom; Olympics, impacts, landuse; design; transport; local development; monitoring mega events; large infrastructures; decision process; strategic planning; fairs, crowds; event planning/evaluation; greenspace use; risk; economic effects of big bang events; environmental effects of big bang effects; effects on design for the city; post-event trauma; effect of big event on every-day life of people.
2001: HONEY, I SHRUNK THE SPACE; PLANNING IN THE INFORMATION SOCIETY
61 Case Studies coming from Argentina, Austria, Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Germany, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Mexico, Netherlands, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Roumania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia and Montenegro, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey.
Information technology; globalisation; deregulation; network society, cyberspace; E-topia; event cities; impact of global, generic architecture on cultural identity; new patterns of segregation; effect of dynamic network environment on location patterns for housing, offices, industries; impact on countryside; effect on perception of time and space; loss of concentration; intervention possibilities for planners in the new digital reality; retail planning; format evolution; geographic information system; global position system; civic networks; urban telematics; imagination; space; informational city; GIS; power, knowledge; online planning; transport; mobility.
2000: PEOPLE‘S EMPOWERMENT IN PLANNING
43 Case Studies from Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, USA, India, Japan, Pakistan, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, Yugoslavia dealing with people‘s empowerment in planning, reshaping the planner‘s profession, reforming institutions, tools for people, efficacy of planning, heterogeneity and its preservation, planner as process designer, information provider, facilitator and mediator, new techniques to facilitate transfer of knowledge, community involvement in planning, local decision-making, lack of social integration against people‘s integration, building awareness and esteem, enhancing capability at all levels and fields, transparency in planning processes, openness to new ideas, innovation, new communication technologies as important tool for public use, empowerment = ownership = active participation, definition of game players, the community through all its different tools.
1999: THE FUTURE OF INDUSTRIAL REGIONS
45 Case Studies from South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, USA, Pakistan, India, Japan, Thailand, China, Russia, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain, Poland, Belgium, Norway, Czech Republic dealing with restructuring, region as planning entity, contents and forms of regional management; revitalization of industrial, trade, infrastructure, military and wastelands; inner-city brownfields; re-planning post-war peripheral urban areas; city centre and waterfront revitalization; rethinking port-areas; cities, suburbs, a region; sustainable urban development and transportation network; a diffused green-city region; environmental precaution in managing the re-use of derelict land; green ways; genetic geography of a learning landscape; re-use of contemporary industrial heritage.
1998: LAND AND WATER
69 Case Studies from Africa, Asia, America and Europe (Ghana, Nigeria, Morocco, Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, Japan, Turkey, United States, Mexico, Argentina, Austria, Russia, Portugal, Spain, Slovenia a.o.) dealing with water supply, management of natural resources, protection of water, wetlands, flood plain planning, impacts on water flows, river basin planning and management, renewal projects, river in cities, national, regional and local policies, changes in maritime transport technology, archipelago‘s planning and management, coastal regression, spatial planning in coastal, areas, conservation plans, etc.
1997: RISK ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT
52 Case Studies from America, Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe (Mexico, Canada, South Africa, Argentina, Chile, China, Taiwan, India, Thailand, Japan, Australia, Italy, France, Portugal, Spain a.o.) dealing with new planning instruments: G.I.S. at regional and micro-level planning, strategic planning+information technology, risk assessment, management of risk, public involvement, environmental challenges, natural risk management, emerging paradigm, invincible towns, etc.
1996: MIGRATION AND THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
36 Case Studies from America, Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe (United States, Argentina, Mexico, South Africa, India, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Israel, Australia, Yugoslavia, France, The Netherlands, Germany, Greece a.o.), dealing with inefficiency and inequity, institutional response to the informal housing, cultural impacts, displaced communities, globalization, global economy, dynamic planning in changing culture, planners‘ response to cultural problems, etc.
1995: ADAPTATION AND MEDIATION IN URBAN PLANNING
18 Case Studies from America, Asia, Australia and Europe (Japan, India, Iran, Spain, Colombia, Australia, Yugoslavia, United Kingdom, Belgium, Vietnam, Hungary a.o.), dealing with public participation, environmental dispute resolution, urban poverty, mediators in urban changes, development policies in developing societies, collective urban pact, teaching form understanding of mediation process, etc.
1994: EXPANDING DEMANDS ON PLANNING
29 Case Studies from America, Africa, Asia and Europe (United States, Uruguay, Jamaica, Argentina, South Africa, Israel, Turkey, Iran, India, Poland, Germany, Sweden, Italy, France a.o.), dealing with strategic planning, environmental programs, planning and conflicts, urban policies, metropolitan planning, threats to sustainability, environmental quality statement, community groups, etc.
1993: CITY REGIONS AND WELL-BEING
40 Case Studies from America, Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe (Peru, Colombia, Mexico, Canada, South Africa, Tanzania, Pakistan, India, Japan, Australia, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Poland a.o.), dealing with diverse and different projects, research, policies, indicators and strategies, development projects, therapeutic planning, public safety, management, etc.
1992: CULTURAL IDENTITIES IN UNITY
37 Case Studies from America, Asia and Europe (United States, Chile, The Netherlands, Greece, Ireland, Czechoslovakia, Israel a.o.), dealing with European network of cities, integration and disintegration of cultural environment, conceptual design, national schemes, transport policies, etc.
1991: PLANNING FOR LEISURE
37 Case Studies from America, Africa, Australia and Europe (Mexico, Poland, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, Morocco, Australia a.o.), dealing with sustainable tourism, professional education, leisure areas, habitat and tourism, management strategies, new models, etc.
1990: THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE CITY
27 Case Studies from Europe, Africa, America and Asia (Italy, South Africa, Argentina, Tanzania, Poland, Spain, Ukraine, Mexico, Japan a.o.), dealing with national policies, regional, local and detailed projects, management strategies, etc.