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CAP celebrates 40th anniversary!

31 October 2012

Planners from across a dozen Commonwealth nations attended a drinks reception in London on Tuesday evening to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Commonwealth Association of Planners (CAP). Held at the offices of the Department for International Develepoment (DFID) the event was part of a two day conference.

Attendees included CAP President Christine Platt, Secretary General Clive Harridge and the Government's Chief Planner, Steve Quartermain.

The Commonwealth Association of Planners is concerned with the planning and management of settlements and regions across the Commonwealth. Professional organisations of urban and regional planners across the Commonwealth are members. CAP is a forum for creative ideas and practical action to make healthy, attractive and competitive towns, cities and regions.

 CAP 40th

How to join CAP

Membership of CAP is currently only open to institutes of professional planners in Commonwealth countries, or countries temporarily withdrawn from the Commonwealth. We are considering other forms of membership - for example, for individuals or other organisations.

If your organisation is interested in joining CAP, please contact


(Drinks reception in London to mark 40th anniversary)

The current annual membership fee is £1(UK Sterling) per member of your institute.

To see photos of the event please see here.

 Visit the CAP web site here.