Young Planning Professionals’ Intensive Training Programme (Y-ITPs)

ISOCARP invites the institutional members, National Delegations, as well as national, regional and city governments, planning agencies, universities and research institutions to submit an Expression of Interest to host 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 young planning professionals who are responsible for, or will participate in, the shaping and development of knowledge for better cities, with the basic theoretical knowledge, skills and values on contemporary urbanism to use in their professional practice. Theoretical and Workshop Modules are designed for junior level YPPs (0-3 years of experience) to provide an understanding of the principles and practices of effective contemporary urbanism and to enable each participant to use theoretical knowledge in their professional practice. The following brief includes a number of elements, both the project-specific and of a general nature. These include suggestions for developing the “tailor-made” type of courses as well as other training activities. Regarding the Professional Planner Certificate, ISOCARP offers diverse models of training programmes for Planning Professionals, following a hybrid model of taught modules and workshop module.

Certificate Programmes (CPs), on the other hand, is intended for Young Planning Professionals with 0-3 years of experience in planning, but who wants to develop expertise in certain subjects. Its scope and contents is based on pre-defined module strucure and tailor-made models that respond to the context-specific demands and needs.

  • Intensive Training Programme 2017 for the YPPs Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    Call for Tutors/Lecturers - for members only Deadline for application: 31 March 2017
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  • Intensive Training Programme for Young Planning Professionals,  Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, UAE, 2016

    Call for Expression of Interest
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  • Al Ain and Abu Dhabi Workshops, October 2014 – January 2015

    After the success of earlier courses in 2011 and 2013, ISOCARP was asked to again provide trainings for the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council ...
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  • Intensive Training Programme YYPs 2013/2014 in Abu Dhabi UAE

    Abu Dhabi UPC Graduation Ceremony In 2013 and 2014 ISOCARP – on request of the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council – was conducting a training ...
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  • YPP Intensive Training Programme in Abu Dhabi, 2011

    Abu Dhabi Intensive Training Programme Some background information ISOCARP assisted the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) in conducting ...
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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! 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.

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