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Planning organisations worldwide

Regional Organisations

Commonwealth Association of Planners (CAP) 26 member organisations. Secretariat in the RTPI in Scotland office in Edinburgh.

ECTP-CEU (European Council of Spatial Planners-Conseil Europeen des Urbanistes) 24 member organisations in 22 countries. Registered office and Secretariat in Brussels.

In 2013, the Barcelona General Assembly of the ECTP-CEU approved the Charter of European Planning, setting out a core vision for spatial planning in Europe. The full Charter and all related documents can be viewed here on the ECTP-CEU website. The RTPI suports the further dissemination of the Charter and has uploaded the English version of the Executive Summary and had it translated into Welsh and Irish .

The ECTP_CEU's 11th biennial of Towns and Town Planners took place in Dublin from 14 - 16 October 2015.  Titled  'Making Cities Work - Technology in Planning Practice', the event will also include a Young Planners Workshop.  For further details see: www.biennialdublin2015.com. 

Details of ECTP-CEU's 12th biennial have been announced!This will take place from 27 - 29th June 2017 in Paris, France. Titled' Cities and Olympic and Paralympic Games, Feedback and Futue' it will also include an exhibition. Please ECTP-CEU's website for further information. 

Worldwide organisations

Global Planners Network
The body bringing together planning organisations round the world to promote planning as the best way to create and maintain sustainable human settlements. Many of the national institutes in the table below are also members of GPN.

IFHP International Federation for Housing and Planning
Many government departments and housing agencies belong to IFHP, and they organise excellent conferences both regionally and internationally. Secretariat in Copenhagen.
 
ISoCaRP International Society of City and Regional Planners
Mainly individual planners, about 700 members, though now also offering corporate membership. Its secretariat is in The Hague. Famed for its conferences and for the indispensable International Manual of Planning Practice.  RTPI members benefit from a discount on this useful publication, which the Institute supports: see the ISoCaRP web-site (follow the Publications link through to "IMPP"). RTPI members are entitled to a discount (EUR 30 instead of EUR 35 for the book and CD, postage extra).

The International Urban Development Association (INTA - formerly International New Towns Association)
Noted for its ability to bring together private and public sector partners such as local authorities and property developers, and with excellent connections to governments. Secretariat in Paris.

Professional associations of planners round the world

The table below includes information of national associations and institutes of planning around the world. Other contact information is available from the International Society of City and Regional Planners. Please note: many organistions are also listed on FaceBook and LinkedIn.

COUNTRY

NAME OF ORGANISATION

CAP OR ECTP-CEU MEMBER?

Algeria

Association des urbanistes et aménageurs algériens

 GPN

Argentina

 Consejo Profesional de Arqitectura y Urbanismo

 

Australia

Planning Institute of Australia

CAP, GPN

Austria

Österreichisches Institut für Raumplanung

 

Austria

Vereinigung Österreichischer Raumplaner

 

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Institute of Planners

CAP, GPN

Barbados

Barbados Town and Country Planning Society

CAP, GPN

Belgium

Chambre des Urbanistes de Belgique

ECTP-CEU

Belgium

Vlaamse Vereniging voor Ruimte en Planologie

ECTP-CEU

Benin

Association des Urbanistes du  Bénin

 GPN

Cameroun

Ordre National des Urbanistes du Caméroun

 GPN

Canada: Alberta

Alberta Professional Planners Institute

 

Canada: Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Professional Planners Institute

 

Canada: National

Canadian Institute of Planners

CAP, GPN

Canada: Manitoba

Manitoba Professional Planners Institute

 

Canada: Québec

Ordre des Urbanistes du Québec

 

Canada: British Columbia

Planning Institute of British Columbia

 

China

Urban Planning Society of China

 GPN

Cyprus

Cyprus Association of Town Planning

CAP, ECTP-CEU

Czech Repbulic

Asociace pro urbanismus a územní planování CR

ECTP-CEU

Denmark

Forening af Byplanlaeggere

ECTP-CEU

Estonia

Eesti Planeerijate Ühing

ECTP-CEU

Finland

Suomi Finland Housing and Planning

 

France

Société Française des Urbanistes

ECTP-CEU

Germany

Deutsche Akademie für Städtebau und Landesplanung

ECTP-CEU

Germany

Vereinigung für Stadt- Regional- und Landesplanung

 

Ghana

Ghana Institute of Planners

CAP

Greece

Syllogos Ellinon Poleodomon kai Chorotakton (Association of Greek Urban and Regional Planners) 

ECTP-CEU

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Institute of Planners

GPN

Hungary

Magyar Urbanisztikai Társaság

ECTP-CEU

Iceland

Skipulagsfraedingafélag Islands

ECTP-CEU

India

Institute of Town Planners - India

 

Indonesia

Ikatan Ahli Perencaan

 GPN

Ireland

Irish Planning Institute

ECTP-CEU

Italy

Associazione Nazionale degli Urbanisti

ECTP-CEU

Italy

Istituto Nazionale di Urbanistica

ECTP-CEU

Ivory Coast

Ordre National des Urbanistes de Côte dIvoire

GPN

Jamaica

Jamaica Institute of Planners

CAP, GPN

Kenya

Kenya Institute of Planners (Facebook)

CAP

Korea, South

Korea Planners Association

GPN

Malawi

Malawi Institute of Physical Planners

CAP

Malaysia

Malaysian Institute of Planners

CAP, GPN

Malta

Malta Chamber of Planners

CAP, ECTP-CEU

Mauritius

Mauritius Town Planners Association

 

Morocco

Association Marocaine des Aménagistes Urbanistes

GPN

Namibia

Namibia Council of Town and Regional Planners

CAP

Nepal

Regional and Urban Planners Society of Nepal

 

New Zealand

New Zealand Planning Institute

CAP

Nigeria

Nigerian Institute of Town Planners

CAP

Norway

Forum for Kommunale Planleggere

ECTP-CEU

Pakistan

Pakistan Council of Architects and Town Planners

 

Pakistan

Pakistan Institute of City and Regional Planning

CAP

Poland

Krajowa Izba Urbanistów

ECTP-CEU

Poland

Towarzystwo Urbanistów Polskich

 

Portugal

Asociacao Portuguesa de Planeadores do Territorio

 

Portugal

Associação dos Urbanistas Portugueses

ECTP-CEU

Romania

Asociaţia Profesionala a Urbaniştilor din Româniă

ECTP-CEU

Russia

Central Scientific Research and Design Institute for Town Planning (TsNIIP)

 

Serbia

Udruenje urbanista Srbije

ECTP-CEU

Singapore

Singapore Institute of Planners

CAP

Slovak Republic

Zdruzenie Urbanistov A Uzemnych Planovacov 

 

Slovenia

Drustvo Urbanistov Prostorskih Planerjev Slovenije

ECTP-CEU

South Africa

South African Association of Consulting Professional Planners

 

South Africa

South African Council of Planners

CAP

South Africa

South African Planning Institute 

 

Spain

Agrupació Catalana de Tècnics Urbanistes

 

Spain

Asociación Española de Técnicos Urbanistas

ECTP-CEU

Spain: Cataluña

Col.legi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya

 

Sri Lanka

Institute of Town Planners - Sri Lanka

CAP

Sweden

Föreningen förSamhällsplanering

 

Switzerland

Fédération Suisse des Urbanistes/Fachverband Schweizer Raumplaner

ECTP-CEU

Tanzania

Tanzania Association of Planners

CAP

Togo

Association des Urbanistes du Togo

GPN 

Trinidad

Trinidad and Tobago Society of Planners

CAP

Tunisia

Association Tunisienne des urbanistes

GPN

Turkey

TMMOB Sehir Plancilari Odasi

ECTP-CEU

Uganda

Uganda Institute of Physical Planners

CAP

USA

American Institute of Certified Planners

 

USA

American Planning Association

 

Zambia

Zambia Institute of Planners

CAP

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Institute of Regional and Urban Planners

CAP