Young Planning Professionals’ Programme

In 2016, ISOCARP celebrated an important event in the history of the Society – the 25th anniversary of the Young Planning Professionals’ Programme!

A particular focus and commitment of ISOCARP is on young generations through facilitating knowledge for better cities with the youth. The Young Planning Professionals’ Programme is a crucial component of ISOCARP’s dedication to promote and enhance the planning profession. The objective is to contribute to the knowledge base and improve skills of young professionals, the future leaders of our profession.

The Young Planning Professionals’ Programme was initiated in 1991 by one of the most appreciated members of our society – Estefanía Chavez de Ortega at the 26th ISOCARP Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico. Since then, ISOCARP has been organising International YPP Workshops, which provide young planning professionals with an opportunity to work in a multi-cultural setting as a source of meaningful debate, new ideas and rejuvenation for the Society, to share their experiences on real-life planning problems, to transfer knowledge and skills in an attempt to resolve complex and multi-dimensional planning issues, exchange ideas and learn from each other as well as from seniors, in the name of the universal vision of promoting and enhancing planning profession.

Up to today, 48 YPP workshops have been organised worldwide; including 31 congress workshops in USA, South Africa, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Australia, Japan, Russia, China, Kenya, Portugal, Belgium, Turkey, Spain, Switzerland, Egypt, Greece, Mexico, Germany, Japan, Israel, Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, Indonesia since 1991; 17 national and regional workshops in the United Kingdom, Russia, Poland and China; and and 4 Intensive Training Programmes have been organised in the United Arab Emirates since 2011 since 2011.

All Young Planning Professionals Programmes are designed to build up a life long partnership between ISOCARP and partners.

Please follow the links below to see more than 25 years of ISOCARP YPP history!

  • Young Planning Professionals’ Workshops (YPPs)

    For over two decades, ISOCARP has been leading International Young Planning Professionals' (YPP) Workshops -traditionally organised prior to ...
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  • Young Planning Professionals’ Intensive Training Programme (Y-ITPs)

    Y-ITPs is a crucial component of ISOCARP’s dedication to promote and enhance the planning profession. The main goal of the ITPs is to provide ...
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  • Young Planning Professionals Legacy Programme (L-YPP)

    ISOCARP invites the institutional members of ISOCARP, ISOCARP National Delegations, as well as national, regional and city governments, planning ...
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  • Young Planning Professionals Internship Programme (I-YPP)

    Call for our members to invest in young planners to join our global network! A particular focus and commitment of ISOCARP is on young generations ...
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  • BUZZ ©YPP: Young Planning Professionals’ Publication

    Publications, CDs and exhibitions have been important means of YPPs’ dissemination strategy. Please visit our Publications section!
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  • Young Planning Professionals’ Awards

    ISOCARP facilitates diverse means to support and encourage the participation of young planning professionals in Society events under the name of ...
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  • YPP Annual Reports, Brochures, Newsletters & Manuals

    Effective, efficient and creative dissemination of the knowledge is at the core of Young Planning Professionals' Programme. Publications, CDs and ...
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  • Media and News on Young Planning Professionals’ Network

    News on ISOCARP Young Planning Professionals' Network!
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