International Young Planning Professionals’ Workshops (YPPs)

For over two decades, ISOCARP has been organising International YPP Workshops -traditionally organised prior to annual congresses- which provide young and ambitious planning professionals with an opportunity to work in a multi-cultural setting, share their experiences on real-life planning problems, and exchange ideas and learn from each other as well as from senior colleagues. YPP Workshops aim to provide young planners with the principles and practices of effective contemporary urbanism and practical knowledge. The workshops are intended to stimulate the professional interests and the development of planning skills of younger planners. The objective of the workshops is to provide workshop participants with hands-on practical experiences. YPPs work in a studio setting under the guidance of international experts from among the members of ISOCARP as well as local experts. It already effected in strengthening the professional abilities of more than 500 young planners (so-called YPPs) throughout the world.

 

History of the YPP Workshops

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 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, it has become tradition to organise the workshops in the week preceding the ISOCARP annual World Congress in order to provide unique opportunities to Young Planning Professionals (YPPs) to share their experiences in an attempt to resolve complex and multi-dimensional planning problems. The YPP Programme, together with workshops and intensive training programmes, has become a source of meaningful debate, and new ideas and rejuvenation for the Society; and have made a huge impact on participants’ professional lives and contributed towards making life-long friendships beyond borders, languages, cultures and professional backgrounds. It is now not only a unique opportunity for Young Planning Professionals and post-graduate students from around the world to meet and exchange technical and scientific knowledge, but also a basis for making life-long friends.

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  • Young Planning Professionals’ Workshops – Bodø and Kristiansand, Norway, 2018

    To follow the congress workshop recaps, visit the Cool Planners of Bodo and Cool Planning in New Kristiansand! Facebook-Pages: Cool Planners ...
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  • Young Planning Professionals’ Workshop, Portland, Oregon, October 2017

    YPP Portland 2017 focused on strategies for Smart Communities at the McLoughlin Corridor: Harnessing Transit + Technology to strengthen the ...
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  • Young Planning Professionals’ 25th Anniversary Workshop – Durban 2016

    According to the tradition the YPP workshop was held again prior to the 52nd ISOCARP congress in Durban, South Africa. The workshop on 'Cities we ...
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  • Young Planning Professionals´ Workshop – Rotterdam 2015

    ''Cities save the world. Let´s reinvent planning." The 39 selected YPPs belonged to the 'creative engines' of the congress in the two-day local ...
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  • Young Planning Professionals’ Workshop – Gdynia 2014

    "Rethinking the city-water interface"
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  • Young Planning Professionals’ Workshop – Brisbane 2013

    “Howard Smith Wharves: Inner city rejuvenation and urban connectivity”
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  • Young Planning Professionals’ Workshop – Perm 2012

    Since 1991 the objective of the YPPs’ Workshops has been to bring together young professional urban planners from all parts of the world. The ...
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  • Young Planning Professionals’ Workshop – Wuhan 2011

    Since 1991 the objective of the YPPs’ Workshops has been to bring together young professional urban planners from all parts of the world. The ...
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  • Young Planning Professionals’ Workshop – Nairobi 2010

    Result of the YPP Workshop Short Report by YPP Margaret Macharia: YPP Workshop Report 2010 Young Planning Professionals Workshop – Preparations ...
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  • Young Planning Professionals’ Workshop – Porto 2009

    Since 1991 the objective of the YPPs’ Workshops has been to bring together young professional urban planners from all parts of the world. The ...
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  • Young Planning Professionals’ Workshop – Dalian 2008

      Since 1991 the objective of the YPPs’ Workshops has been to bring together young professional urban planners from all parts of the world. ...
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Young Planning Professionals’ Workshop – Jakarta 2019

Spread the word. Don’t miss this opportunity to apply! Calls for Coordinators and Participants are now open for 2019 Jakarta Young Planning Professionals’ Workshop!

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Young Planning Professionals’ Workshops

For over two decades, ISOCARP has been leading International Young Planning Professionals’ (YPP) Workshops -traditionally organised prior to annual congresses, to provide young planning professionals with an opportunity to work in a multi-cultural setting, share their experiences on real-life planning problems, and exchange ideas and learn from each other as well as from senior colleagues.

Read more
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